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install vista on virtual pc

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susan

#1
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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T
#2
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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T
#3
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
>
>
 

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John Barnett MVP

#4
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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Colin Barnhorst

#5
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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susan

#6
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
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/virtualpc/evaluation/overview2004.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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Colin Barnhorst

#8
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
>
 

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J

John Barnett MVP

#9
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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Colin Barnhorst

#10
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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T
#11
She finally posted in the VirtualPC news group and got her
questions answered.

According to the posts in Virtual PC, the bug will not allow
VPC 2007 to install on XP Home at all. There is a software
work around posted over there that does work.


Colin Barnhorst wrote:
> 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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J

John Barnett MVP

#12
Well at least her question has now been answered.

--
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..

"Theo" <tvf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Ov2pZJeHHHA.3952@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> She finally posted in the VirtualPC news group and got her questions
> answered.
>
> According to the posts in Virtual PC, the bug will not allow VPC 2007 to
> install on XP Home at all. There is a software work around posted over
> there that does work.
>
>
> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
>> 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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Sotirios Papakonstantinou

#13
Yes, to use the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive you first must enable (capture) it
from the drop down menu. I have a different problem though. My host OS is
Windows XP Professional, but I don't think that matters. Anyway, I installed
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit in Virtual PC 2004. Of course I set the
memory to 512MB to meet the minimum requirements. The setup was succesful,
but I had two incompatibilities and I am not sure if this is due to Vista or
Virtual PC. First is that the emulated sound card (Creative SoundBlaster 16,
if I remember correctly) not even appears as a device, so I cannot install
any drivers. The other problem is that it sees the Network adapter (in
shared, NAT mode) but I cannot access any shared folder in the host or
connect to the internet. In the network status it shows a connection with a
network (probably the host) but not with the internet. The comment is "local
only", I don't know what this means. If there was no traffic, I would
understand that there is something wrong with the network properties in Vista
or in Virtual PC 2004. But there is some traffic! What's going on? Anyone
knows better? If it makes any sense, I have ZoneAlarm installed in the host,
but disabling it makes no difference. Please don't recommend Virtual PC 2007
as this is not free and I cannot use it in a PC Store! Besides Vista would
not install at all if there was some incompatibility with Virtual PC 2004.
Microsoft themselves suggested using Virtual PC 2004 to test Vista, so IT IS
compatible.

The host is a computer is in display in a computer store and it has two
monitors connected to it. So we decided to install Virtual PC 2004 and setup
Vista, so we can show them to customers using the second monitor, without
affecting our original Windows installation. The host is connected to a hub
and takes ADSL line via LAN for surfing the internet. Please help! I would
appreciate if you could reply directly to my e-mail address:
spapakons@yahoo.gr so I don't have to read the forum. In fact, I found this
forum after a lot of search and I don't think I can find it again to check
for replies. So please e-mail me directly!

Thanks

Sotirios

spapakons@yahoo.gr

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

> 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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Richard Urban

#14
Seeing as how Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 is ***F---R---E---E*** and 100% Vista
compatible, why would you not use it?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

--


Regards,

Richard Urban MVP
Microsoft Windows Shell/User


"Sotirios Papakonstantinou" <Sotirios
Papakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5E1D97B2-838C-4802-997F-C70C536CD008@microsoft.com...
> Yes, to use the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive you first must enable (capture) it
> from the drop down menu. I have a different problem though. My host OS is
> Windows XP Professional, but I don't think that matters. Anyway, I
> installed
> Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit in Virtual PC 2004. Of course I set the
> memory to 512MB to meet the minimum requirements. The setup was succesful,
> but I had two incompatibilities and I am not sure if this is due to Vista
> or
> Virtual PC. First is that the emulated sound card (Creative SoundBlaster
> 16,
> if I remember correctly) not even appears as a device, so I cannot install
> any drivers. The other problem is that it sees the Network adapter (in
> shared, NAT mode) but I cannot access any shared folder in the host or
> connect to the internet. In the network status it shows a connection with
> a
> network (probably the host) but not with the internet. The comment is
> "local
> only", I don't know what this means. If there was no traffic, I would
> understand that there is something wrong with the network properties in
> Vista
> or in Virtual PC 2004. But there is some traffic! What's going on? Anyone
> knows better? If it makes any sense, I have ZoneAlarm installed in the
> host,
> but disabling it makes no difference. Please don't recommend Virtual PC
> 2007
> as this is not free and I cannot use it in a PC Store! Besides Vista would
> not install at all if there was some incompatibility with Virtual PC 2004.
> Microsoft themselves suggested using Virtual PC 2004 to test Vista, so IT
> IS
> compatible.
>
> The host is a computer is in display in a computer store and it has two
> monitors connected to it. So we decided to install Virtual PC 2004 and
> setup
> Vista, so we can show them to customers using the second monitor, without
> affecting our original Windows installation. The host is connected to a
> hub
> and takes ADSL line via LAN for surfing the internet. Please help! I would
> appreciate if you could reply directly to my e-mail address:
> spapakons@yahoo.gr so I don't have to read the forum. In fact, I found
> this
> forum after a lot of search and I don't think I can find it again to check
> for replies. So please e-mail me directly!
>
> Thanks
>
> Sotirios
>
> spapakons@yahoo.gr
>
> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>
>> 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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Sotirios Papakonstantinou

#15
Eh? Two or three months ago that I was surfing the Microsoft site they said
it will be as a trial version and you would probably have to pay to use it
more. If now it has become free, then I should have a look! I will download
it and try it. Thank you for the info, although you didn't e-mail me directly
as requested...

Sotirios

spapakons@yahoo.gr

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> Seeing as how Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 is ***F---R---E---E*** and 100% Vista
> compatible, why would you not use it?
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban MVP
> Microsoft Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Sotirios Papakonstantinou" <Sotirios
> Papakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5E1D97B2-838C-4802-997F-C70C536CD008@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, to use the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive you first must enable (capture) it
> > from the drop down menu. I have a different problem though. My host OS is
> > Windows XP Professional, but I don't think that matters. Anyway, I
> > installed
> > Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit in Virtual PC 2004. Of course I set the
> > memory to 512MB to meet the minimum requirements. The setup was succesful,
> > but I had two incompatibilities and I am not sure if this is due to Vista
> > or
> > Virtual PC. First is that the emulated sound card (Creative SoundBlaster
> > 16,
> > if I remember correctly) not even appears as a device, so I cannot install
> > any drivers. The other problem is that it sees the Network adapter (in
> > shared, NAT mode) but I cannot access any shared folder in the host or
> > connect to the internet. In the network status it shows a connection with
> > a
> > network (probably the host) but not with the internet. The comment is
> > "local
> > only", I don't know what this means. If there was no traffic, I would
> > understand that there is something wrong with the network properties in
> > Vista
> > or in Virtual PC 2004. But there is some traffic! What's going on? Anyone
> > knows better? If it makes any sense, I have ZoneAlarm installed in the
> > host,
> > but disabling it makes no difference. Please don't recommend Virtual PC
> > 2007
> > as this is not free and I cannot use it in a PC Store! Besides Vista would
> > not install at all if there was some incompatibility with Virtual PC 2004.
> > Microsoft themselves suggested using Virtual PC 2004 to test Vista, so IT
> > IS
> > compatible.
> >
> > The host is a computer is in display in a computer store and it has two
> > monitors connected to it. So we decided to install Virtual PC 2004 and
> > setup
> > Vista, so we can show them to customers using the second monitor, without
> > affecting our original Windows installation. The host is connected to a
> > hub
> > and takes ADSL line via LAN for surfing the internet. Please help! I would
> > appreciate if you could reply directly to my e-mail address:
> > spapakons@yahoo.gr so I don't have to read the forum. In fact, I found
> > this
> > forum after a lot of search and I don't think I can find it again to check
> > for replies. So please e-mail me directly!
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Sotirios
> >
> > spapakons@yahoo.gr
> >
> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
> >
> >> 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
> >> >
> >>
> >>

>
>
 

My Computer

R

Richard Urban

#16
So sorry you had to take the effort to come back here to find the answer to
your question. It must have been very troublesome for you.

I don't do e-mails, for you or anyone else. This is a community based
newsgroup, and others in this community may have the same need. By e-mailing
you, I am not assisting them.

If you want e-mail, seek assistance through the official Microsoft support
channels.

--


Regards,

Richard Urban MVP
Microsoft Windows Shell/User


"Sotirios Papakonstantinou"
<SotiriosPapakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:42431770-114A-453B-8C8D-DC013E83B217@microsoft.com...
> Eh? Two or three months ago that I was surfing the Microsoft site they
> said
> it will be as a trial version and you would probably have to pay to use it
> more. If now it has become free, then I should have a look! I will
> download
> it and try it. Thank you for the info, although you didn't e-mail me
> directly
> as requested...
>
> Sotirios
>
> spapakons@yahoo.gr
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
>> Seeing as how Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 is ***F---R---E---E*** and 100%
>> Vista
>> compatible, why would you not use it?
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban MVP
>> Microsoft Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "Sotirios Papakonstantinou" <Sotirios
>> Papakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:5E1D97B2-838C-4802-997F-C70C536CD008@microsoft.com...
>> > Yes, to use the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive you first must enable (capture)
>> > it
>> > from the drop down menu. I have a different problem though. My host OS
>> > is
>> > Windows XP Professional, but I don't think that matters. Anyway, I
>> > installed
>> > Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit in Virtual PC 2004. Of course I set
>> > the
>> > memory to 512MB to meet the minimum requirements. The setup was
>> > succesful,
>> > but I had two incompatibilities and I am not sure if this is due to
>> > Vista
>> > or
>> > Virtual PC. First is that the emulated sound card (Creative
>> > SoundBlaster
>> > 16,
>> > if I remember correctly) not even appears as a device, so I cannot
>> > install
>> > any drivers. The other problem is that it sees the Network adapter (in
>> > shared, NAT mode) but I cannot access any shared folder in the host or
>> > connect to the internet. In the network status it shows a connection
>> > with
>> > a
>> > network (probably the host) but not with the internet. The comment is
>> > "local
>> > only", I don't know what this means. If there was no traffic, I would
>> > understand that there is something wrong with the network properties in
>> > Vista
>> > or in Virtual PC 2004. But there is some traffic! What's going on?
>> > Anyone
>> > knows better? If it makes any sense, I have ZoneAlarm installed in the
>> > host,
>> > but disabling it makes no difference. Please don't recommend Virtual PC
>> > 2007
>> > as this is not free and I cannot use it in a PC Store! Besides Vista
>> > would
>> > not install at all if there was some incompatibility with Virtual PC
>> > 2004.
>> > Microsoft themselves suggested using Virtual PC 2004 to test Vista, so
>> > IT
>> > IS
>> > compatible.
>> >
>> > The host is a computer is in display in a computer store and it has two
>> > monitors connected to it. So we decided to install Virtual PC 2004 and
>> > setup
>> > Vista, so we can show them to customers using the second monitor,
>> > without
>> > affecting our original Windows installation. The host is connected to a
>> > hub
>> > and takes ADSL line via LAN for surfing the internet. Please help! I
>> > would
>> > appreciate if you could reply directly to my e-mail address:
>> > spapakons@yahoo.gr so I don't have to read the forum. In fact, I
>> > found
>> > this
>> > forum after a lot of search and I don't think I can find it again to
>> > check
>> > for replies. So please e-mail me directly!
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > Sotirios
>> >
>> > spapakons@yahoo.gr
>> >
>> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>> >
>> >> 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
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>>
 

My Computer

S

Sotirios Papakonstantinou

#17
That's OK! I always enable the reply notifier so I don't have to search for
the forum, I just click on the reply link. By the way, I like to update my
status:

I downloaded Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and updated 2004 to 2007. I also
uninstalled Virtual PC Additions and reinstalled the new ones. Now the sound
works perfectly but the problem with network remains. It must be some setting
in Windows Vista. Anyone more experienced with Vista?

Thanks!

"Richard Urban" wrote:

> So sorry you had to take the effort to come back here to find the answer to
> your question. It must have been very troublesome for you.
>
> I don't do e-mails, for you or anyone else. This is a community based
> newsgroup, and others in this community may have the same need. By e-mailing
> you, I am not assisting them.
>
> If you want e-mail, seek assistance through the official Microsoft support
> channels.
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban MVP
> Microsoft Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Sotirios Papakonstantinou"
> <SotiriosPapakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:42431770-114A-453B-8C8D-DC013E83B217@microsoft.com...
> > Eh? Two or three months ago that I was surfing the Microsoft site they
> > said
> > it will be as a trial version and you would probably have to pay to use it
> > more. If now it has become free, then I should have a look! I will
> > download
> > it and try it. Thank you for the info, although you didn't e-mail me
> > directly
> > as requested...
> >
> > Sotirios
> >
> > spapakons@yahoo.gr
> >
> > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> >
> >> Seeing as how Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 is ***F---R---E---E*** and 100%
> >> Vista
> >> compatible, why would you not use it?
> >>
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Richard Urban MVP
> >> Microsoft Windows Shell/User
> >>
> >>
> >> "Sotirios Papakonstantinou" <Sotirios
> >> Papakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:5E1D97B2-838C-4802-997F-C70C536CD008@microsoft.com...
> >> > Yes, to use the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive you first must enable (capture)
> >> > it
> >> > from the drop down menu. I have a different problem though. My host OS
> >> > is
> >> > Windows XP Professional, but I don't think that matters. Anyway, I
> >> > installed
> >> > Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit in Virtual PC 2004. Of course I set
> >> > the
> >> > memory to 512MB to meet the minimum requirements. The setup was
> >> > succesful,
> >> > but I had two incompatibilities and I am not sure if this is due to
> >> > Vista
> >> > or
> >> > Virtual PC. First is that the emulated sound card (Creative
> >> > SoundBlaster
> >> > 16,
> >> > if I remember correctly) not even appears as a device, so I cannot
> >> > install
> >> > any drivers. The other problem is that it sees the Network adapter (in
> >> > shared, NAT mode) but I cannot access any shared folder in the host or
> >> > connect to the internet. In the network status it shows a connection
> >> > with
> >> > a
> >> > network (probably the host) but not with the internet. The comment is
> >> > "local
> >> > only", I don't know what this means. If there was no traffic, I would
> >> > understand that there is something wrong with the network properties in
> >> > Vista
> >> > or in Virtual PC 2004. But there is some traffic! What's going on?
> >> > Anyone
> >> > knows better? If it makes any sense, I have ZoneAlarm installed in the
> >> > host,
> >> > but disabling it makes no difference. Please don't recommend Virtual PC
> >> > 2007
> >> > as this is not free and I cannot use it in a PC Store! Besides Vista
> >> > would
> >> > not install at all if there was some incompatibility with Virtual PC
> >> > 2004.
> >> > Microsoft themselves suggested using Virtual PC 2004 to test Vista, so
> >> > IT
> >> > IS
> >> > compatible.
> >> >
> >> > The host is a computer is in display in a computer store and it has two
> >> > monitors connected to it. So we decided to install Virtual PC 2004 and
> >> > setup
> >> > Vista, so we can show them to customers using the second monitor,
> >> > without
> >> > affecting our original Windows installation. The host is connected to a
> >> > hub
> >> > and takes ADSL line via LAN for surfing the internet. Please help! I
> >> > would
> >> > appreciate if you could reply directly to my e-mail address:
> >> > spapakons@yahoo.gr so I don't have to read the forum. In fact, I
> >> > found
> >> > this
> >> > forum after a lot of search and I don't think I can find it again to
> >> > check
> >> > for replies. So please e-mail me directly!
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> >
> >> > Sotirios
> >> >
> >> > spapakons@yahoo.gr
> >> >
> >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> 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
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>

>
>
 

My Computer

S

Sotirios Papakonstantinou

#18
UPDATE: I installed Microsoft Loopback Adapter in the host and configured it.
I then shared the internet connection to the Microsoft Loopback Adapter. Then
I chose the Microsoft Loopback Adapter for the Virtual network defvice, and
Bingo! I can surf the internet and see all the shared resources of the host
computer. I cannot see other computers in the network, but thisd is not that
important!

FYI: I installed DOSBOX 0.7 (in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode) and O was
able to run DOS games in Windows Vista!

"Sotirios Papakonstantinou" wrote:

> That's OK! I always enable the reply notifier so I don't have to search for
> the forum, I just click on the reply link. By the way, I like to update my
> status:
>
> I downloaded Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and updated 2004 to 2007. I also
> uninstalled Virtual PC Additions and reinstalled the new ones. Now the sound
> works perfectly but the problem with network remains. It must be some setting
> in Windows Vista. Anyone more experienced with Vista?
>
> Thanks!
>
> "Richard Urban" wrote:
>
> > So sorry you had to take the effort to come back here to find the answer to
> > your question. It must have been very troublesome for you.
> >
> > I don't do e-mails, for you or anyone else. This is a community based
> > newsgroup, and others in this community may have the same need. By e-mailing
> > you, I am not assisting them.
> >
> > If you want e-mail, seek assistance through the official Microsoft support
> > channels.
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Richard Urban MVP
> > Microsoft Windows Shell/User
> >
> >
> > "Sotirios Papakonstantinou"
> > <SotiriosPapakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:42431770-114A-453B-8C8D-DC013E83B217@microsoft.com...
> > > Eh? Two or three months ago that I was surfing the Microsoft site they
> > > said
> > > it will be as a trial version and you would probably have to pay to use it
> > > more. If now it has become free, then I should have a look! I will
> > > download
> > > it and try it. Thank you for the info, although you didn't e-mail me
> > > directly
> > > as requested...
> > >
> > > Sotirios
> > >
> > > spapakons@yahoo.gr
> > >
> > > "Richard Urban" wrote:
> > >
> > >> Seeing as how Microsoft VirtualPC 2007 is ***F---R---E---E*** and 100%
> > >> Vista
> > >> compatible, why would you not use it?
> > >>
> > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >>
> > >> Richard Urban MVP
> > >> Microsoft Windows Shell/User
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> "Sotirios Papakonstantinou" <Sotirios
> > >> Papakonstantinou@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:5E1D97B2-838C-4802-997F-C70C536CD008@microsoft.com...
> > >> > Yes, to use the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive you first must enable (capture)
> > >> > it
> > >> > from the drop down menu. I have a different problem though. My host OS
> > >> > is
> > >> > Windows XP Professional, but I don't think that matters. Anyway, I
> > >> > installed
> > >> > Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit in Virtual PC 2004. Of course I set
> > >> > the
> > >> > memory to 512MB to meet the minimum requirements. The setup was
> > >> > succesful,
> > >> > but I had two incompatibilities and I am not sure if this is due to
> > >> > Vista
> > >> > or
> > >> > Virtual PC. First is that the emulated sound card (Creative
> > >> > SoundBlaster
> > >> > 16,
> > >> > if I remember correctly) not even appears as a device, so I cannot
> > >> > install
> > >> > any drivers. The other problem is that it sees the Network adapter (in
> > >> > shared, NAT mode) but I cannot access any shared folder in the host or
> > >> > connect to the internet. In the network status it shows a connection
> > >> > with
> > >> > a
> > >> > network (probably the host) but not with the internet. The comment is
> > >> > "local
> > >> > only", I don't know what this means. If there was no traffic, I would
> > >> > understand that there is something wrong with the network properties in
> > >> > Vista
> > >> > or in Virtual PC 2004. But there is some traffic! What's going on?
> > >> > Anyone
> > >> > knows better? If it makes any sense, I have ZoneAlarm installed in the
> > >> > host,
> > >> > but disabling it makes no difference. Please don't recommend Virtual PC
> > >> > 2007
> > >> > as this is not free and I cannot use it in a PC Store! Besides Vista
> > >> > would
> > >> > not install at all if there was some incompatibility with Virtual PC
> > >> > 2004.
> > >> > Microsoft themselves suggested using Virtual PC 2004 to test Vista, so
> > >> > IT
> > >> > IS
> > >> > compatible.
> > >> >
> > >> > The host is a computer is in display in a computer store and it has two
> > >> > monitors connected to it. So we decided to install Virtual PC 2004 and
> > >> > setup
> > >> > Vista, so we can show them to customers using the second monitor,
> > >> > without
> > >> > affecting our original Windows installation. The host is connected to a
> > >> > hub
> > >> > and takes ADSL line via LAN for surfing the internet. Please help! I
> > >> > would
> > >> > appreciate if you could reply directly to my e-mail address:
> > >> > spapakons@yahoo.gr so I don't have to read the forum. In fact, I
> > >> > found
> > >> > this
> > >> > forum after a lot of search and I don't think I can find it again to
> > >> > check
> > >> > for replies. So please e-mail me directly!
> > >> >
> > >> > Thanks
> > >> >
> > >> > Sotirios
> > >> >
> > >> > spapakons@yahoo.gr
> > >> >
> > >> > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> 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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