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install vista on virtual pc

  1. #1


    susan Guest

    install vista on virtual pc

    Hi
    I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen and
    tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    What I am I missing.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's

    Sue



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  2. #2


    Theo Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    I think you may need to sign up to download the VPC 2007
    Beta. It supports Vista.

    You can sign up for the Beat at connect.microsoft.com


    susan wrote:
    > Hi
    > I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    > I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    > stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    > virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen and
    > tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    > What I am I missing.
    > Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >
    > Sue
    >
    >


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  3. #3


    Theo Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    This is from another news group: microsoft.public.virtualpc

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Re: Trouble installing a gust OS
    Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2006 21:37:04 -0700
    From: Colin Barnhorst <colinbarharst@msn.com>
    Newsgroups: microsoft.public.virtualpc
    References: <D0539EEB-4AD0-4038-906F-F11374E666B6@microsoft.com>

    If you are using VPC 2004 SP1 the dvd image is too large for
    the emulated cd
    drive. This is fixed in VPC 2007 beta. I suggest that you
    use that. It
    also has the virtual machine additions for Vista. It has
    nothing to do with
    the drives on the host machine.



    susan wrote:
    > Hi
    > I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    > I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    > stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    > virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen and
    > tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    > What I am I missing.
    > Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >
    > Sue
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    You will need Virtual PC 2007. I never got Vista to work on VPC 2004.


    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OKspqS7GHHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    > I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    > I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    > stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    > virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen
    > and tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    > What I am I missing.
    > Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >
    > Sue
    >



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  5. #5


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    Given that you are seeing the boot media missing type of error, my guess is
    that you are not capturing the media with the cd icon in the bottom left of
    the virtual machine window. One technique is to use the drop down menu to
    capture the drive and then Reset from the Action Menu. Having said that,
    you will see a different type of error once the dvd is captured and Setup
    attempts to start. It results from the fact that WIM file containing the
    Vista image exceeds the 2.2GB capability of the emulated drive in VPC 2004.

    I suggest that you download VPC 2007 beta and use it. The emulated cd drive
    in 2007 handles 4GB dvd's and images. Once you install Vista and the
    virtual machine additions you will get much better performance in Vista than
    you would in 2004. The 2007 adds are also the only way to enable sound in
    Vista. The adds in 2004 will not do this.

    After you upgrade to 2007, don't bother using the physical Vista dvd. There
    is still a bug in 2007 that affects some dvd drives. It may affect you or
    may not. Just use the Vista image file. Capture it or drag and drop it
    onto the emulated cd icon.

    You will not harm your existing virtual machines by upgrading to 2007. They
    will still work fine.

    ------------------------------------------
    Colin Barnhorst - MVP Virtual Machine.

    "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OKspqS7GHHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    > I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    > I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    > stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    > virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen
    > and tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    > What I am I missing.
    > Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >
    > Sue
    >



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  6. #6


    susan Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    Hi
    Have downloaded vpc 2007 but will not install says not running supported op
    system and then closes.

    I am using XP Home

    any help please

    sue

    "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    news:%2377$048GHHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > You will need Virtual PC 2007. I never got Vista to work on VPC 2004.
    >
    >
    > --
    > John Barnett MVP
    > Associate Expert
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    > Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >
    > The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    > kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    > reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    > for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
    > of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
    > this mail/post..
    >
    > "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:OKspqS7GHHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi
    >> I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    >> I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    >> stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    >> virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen
    >> and tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    >> What I am I missing.
    >> Any help would be appreciated.
    >>
    >> I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >>
    >> Sue
    >>

    >




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  7. #7


    Theo Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    Why don't you go to the news groups for VPC? You would get
    more information about VPC there than in this group.

    One is: microsoft.public.virtualpc

    There other you gain access through Connect:
    microsoft.beta.vpc2007b.discussion

    Most of the people posting here are not trying to work with
    VPC where as the 2 VPC groups are specifically addressing
    problems with VPC, both host and guest.

    This is posted at:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...rview2004.mspx

    Product Specifications
    The Virtual PC application requires a 400 MHz
    Pentium-compatible processor (1 GHz is recommended), and
    requires approximately 20 MB of disk space. It runs on
    Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional.

    Statements as these don't mean VPC 2004 won't run on XP
    Home, but Microsoft does not recommend it or support this
    configuration.

    I couldn't find the hardware requirements for VPC 2007, but
    I know there is one somewhere.


    susan wrote:
    > Hi
    > Have downloaded vpc 2007 but will not install says not running supported op
    > system and then closes.
    >
    > I am using XP Home
    >
    > any help please
    >
    > sue
    >
    > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    > news:%2377$048GHHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> You will need Virtual PC 2007. I never got Vista to work on VPC 2004.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> John Barnett MVP
    >> Associate Expert
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >>
    >> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    >> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    >> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
    >> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
    >> this mail/post..
    >>
    >> "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OKspqS7GHHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi
    >>> I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    >>> I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    >>> stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    >>> virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen
    >>> and tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    >>> What I am I missing.
    >>> Any help would be appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >>>
    >>> Sue
    >>>

    >
    >


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  8. #8


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    If you are running an unsupported edition of Windows, such as XP Home, then
    you have encountered a known bug in the installer. The installer is
    supposed to advise that the host is not supported but not block the
    installation. The block is the bug. 2007 beta will in fact run. There is
    a hack to the installer to bypass the block. It has been discussed and
    details given in microsoft.public.virtualpc.

    "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OVFH3WHHHHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    > Have downloaded vpc 2007 but will not install says not running supported
    > op
    > system and then closes.
    >
    > I am using XP Home
    >
    > any help please
    >
    > sue
    >



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    Susan, an alternative is VMWare Server. I used this application quite a lot
    prior to VPC 2007 beta arriving. Just google for VMWare Server (it is a free
    download) and give that a try.

    I have to admit i haven't had any problems with VPC 2007 either on XP or
    Vista

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:OVFH3WHHHHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    > Have downloaded vpc 2007 but will not install says not running supported
    > op
    > system and then closes.
    >
    > I am using XP Home
    >
    > any help please
    >
    > sue
    >
    > "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    > news:%2377$048GHHA.1248@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> You will need Virtual PC 2007. I never got Vista to work on VPC 2004.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> John Barnett MVP
    >> Associate Expert
    >> Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    >> Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >>
    >> The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    >> kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    >> reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable
    >> for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out
    >> of the use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in
    >> this mail/post..
    >>
    >> "susan" <susan.davies1@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OKspqS7GHHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi
    >>> I am very new to using a virtual pc.
    >>> I have downloaded and installed Microsofts virtual pc 2004. But I am now
    >>> stuck as I cannot install Vista 32. I have burned it to a dvd, but in
    >>> virtual pc I press start a black screen appears like the old dos screen
    >>> and tells me to insert cd and reboot. but nothing happens.
    >>> What I am I missing.
    >>> Any help would be appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> I am running XP Home and have lots of gb's for the installation 60gb's
    >>>
    >>> Sue
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >



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  10. #10


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: install vista on virtual pc

    I suspect that she is running XP Home. There is an installer bug that
    blocks installation when it should only warn that the host OS is not
    supported (as in MS PSS, not as in runs or not).

    "John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote in message
    news:u26s95VHHHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Susan, an alternative is VMWare Server. I used this application quite a
    > lot prior to VPC 2007 beta arriving. Just google for VMWare Server (it is
    > a free download) and give that a try.
    >
    > I have to admit i haven't had any problems with VPC 2007 either on XP or
    > Vista
    >
    > --
    > John Barnett MVP
    > Associate Expert
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    > Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    > Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    >



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