Re: Vista 5342 installation failure under Vmware Workstation 5.5

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Gabriel Lozano-Morán

Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware Virtual
Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in VMware,
using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way to go
Microsoft :)

Gabriel

"FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails with a
>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after Windows
>has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics mode, to where (I
>assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware detection.
> The install worked fine with build 5308.
>
> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
> AMD XP2500+
> 1GB RAM
> 300GB Maxtor
>
> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
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Zack Whittaker

Actually I got it running... but because of the 4-bit graphics (and my lack
of experience with the VMWare product I couldn't fix it) so I just rid it
and put it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead.

But it can be done ;o)

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"Gabriel Lozano-Morán" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware Virtual
> Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in VMware,
> using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way to go
> Microsoft :)
>
> Gabriel
>
> "FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails with a
>>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after
>>Windows has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics mode, to
>>where (I assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware detection.
>> The install worked fine with build 5308.
>>
>> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
>> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
>> AMD XP2500+
>> 1GB RAM
>> 300GB Maxtor
>>
>> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Tim

So you're saying that you got build 5342 to install on VMware 5.5? Care to
share how you did it since that's the point of this post?

"Zack Whittaker" wrote:

> Actually I got it running... but because of the 4-bit graphics (and my lack
> of experience with the VMWare product I couldn't fix it) so I just rid it
> and put it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead.
>
> But it can be done ;o)
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "Gabriel Lozano-Morán" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware Virtual
> > Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in VMware,
> > using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way to go
> > Microsoft :)
> >
> > Gabriel
> >
> > "FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:%[email protected]
> >>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails with a
> >>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after
> >>Windows has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics mode, to
> >>where (I assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware detection.
> >> The install worked fine with build 5308.
> >>
> >> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
> >> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
> >> AMD XP2500+
> >> 1GB RAM
> >> 300GB Maxtor
> >>
> >> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

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Zack Whittaker

Well it really wasn't difficult to be honest - no trick to it whatsoever. I
installed it as if it was any other operating system - except I chose
"Windows Server 2003" from the operating system list instead of anything
else...

But as I said, only 4-bit graphics and it was slow as hell.

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that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"Tim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> So you're saying that you got build 5342 to install on VMware 5.5? Care
> to
> share how you did it since that's the point of this post?
>
> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>
>> Actually I got it running... but because of the 4-bit graphics (and my
>> lack
>> of experience with the VMWare product I couldn't fix it) so I just rid it
>> and put it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead.
>>
>> But it can be done ;o)
>>
>> --
>> Zack Whittaker
>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>> not
>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
>> that up!
>>
>> --: Original message follows :--
>> "Gabriel Lozano-Morán" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware
>> > Virtual
>> > Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in
>> > VMware,
>> > using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way to
>> > go
>> > Microsoft :)
>> >
>> > Gabriel
>> >
>> > "FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> > news:%[email protected]
>> >>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails with
>> >>a
>> >>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after
>> >>Windows has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics mode,
>> >>to
>> >>where (I assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware
>> >>detection.
>> >> The install worked fine with build 5308.
>> >>
>> >> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
>> >> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
>> >> AMD XP2500+
>> >> 1GB RAM
>> >> 300GB Maxtor
>> >>
>> >> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Why did you choose Server 2003 when VM Ware has an option in the new VM list
box for Windows Vista x86 and x64 for testing? I know, if you are going to
install in VM Ware on a new disk, its possible you will have to partition
the drive using the Shift + F10 command and install it in that partition,
since you will be asked to load drivers.
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"Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:%[email protected]
> Well it really wasn't difficult to be honest - no trick to it whatsoever.
> I installed it as if it was any other operating system - except I chose
> "Windows Server 2003" from the operating system list instead of anything
> else...
>
> But as I said, only 4-bit graphics and it was slow as hell.
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "Tim" <[email protected]osoft.com> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> So you're saying that you got build 5342 to install on VMware 5.5? Care
>> to
>> share how you did it since that's the point of this post?
>>
>> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>>
>>> Actually I got it running... but because of the 4-bit graphics (and my
>>> lack
>>> of experience with the VMWare product I couldn't fix it) so I just rid
>>> it
>>> and put it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead.
>>>
>>> But it can be done ;o)
>>>
>>> --
>>> Zack Whittaker
>>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>>> not
>>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
>>> cleared
>>> that up!
>>>
>>> --: Original message follows :--
>>> "Gabriel Lozano-Morán" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>> > Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware
>>> > Virtual
>>> > Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in
>>> > VMware,
>>> > using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way to
>>> > go
>>> > Microsoft :)
>>> >
>>> > Gabriel
>>> >
>>> > "FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> > news:%[email protected]
>>> >>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails
>>> >>with a
>>> >>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after
>>> >>Windows has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics mode,
>>> >>to
>>> >>where (I assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware
>>> >>detection.
>>> >> The install worked fine with build 5308.
>>> >>
>>> >> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
>>> >> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
>>> >> AMD XP2500+
>>> >> 1GB RAM
>>> >> 300GB Maxtor
>>> >>
>>> >> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>

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Zack Whittaker

Because it didn't work :oP It got to the blue screen in the setup and just
wouldn't have it. Went for Server 2003 because it's closest to Vista.
Nothing major behind it, just guesswork and a bit of logical thinking here
and there :o)

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Zack Whittaker
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» This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Why did you choose Server 2003 when VM Ware has an option in the new VM
> list box for Windows Vista x86 and x64 for testing? I know, if you are
> going to install in VM Ware on a new disk, its possible you will have to
> partition the drive using the Shift + F10 command and install it in that
> partition, since you will be asked to load drivers.
> --
> --
> Andre
> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>
> "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:%[email protected]
>> Well it really wasn't difficult to be honest - no trick to it whatsoever.
>> I installed it as if it was any other operating system - except I chose
>> "Windows Server 2003" from the operating system list instead of anything
>> else...
>>
>> But as I said, only 4-bit graphics and it was slow as hell.
>>
>> --
>> Zack Whittaker
>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>> not
>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
>> that up!
>>
>> --: Original message follows :--
>> "Tim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]microsoft.com...
>>> So you're saying that you got build 5342 to install on VMware 5.5? Care
>>> to
>>> share how you did it since that's the point of this post?
>>>
>>> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Actually I got it running... but because of the 4-bit graphics (and my
>>>> lack
>>>> of experience with the VMWare product I couldn't fix it) so I just rid
>>>> it
>>>> and put it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead.
>>>>
>>>> But it can be done ;o)
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Zack Whittaker
>>>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>>>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>>>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>>>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>>>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
>>>> and not
>>>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
>>>> cleared
>>>> that up!
>>>>
>>>> --: Original message follows :--
>>>> "Gabriel Lozano-Morán" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> > Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware
>>>> > Virtual
>>>> > Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in
>>>> > VMware,
>>>> > using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way
>>>> > to go
>>>> > Microsoft :)
>>>> >
>>>> > Gabriel
>>>> >
>>>> > "FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> > news:%[email protected]
>>>> >>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails
>>>> >>with a
>>>> >>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after
>>>> >>Windows has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics
>>>> >>mode, to
>>>> >>where (I assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware
>>>> >>detection.
>>>> >> The install worked fine with build 5308.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
>>>> >> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
>>>> >> AMD XP2500+
>>>> >> 1GB RAM
>>>> >> 300GB Maxtor
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

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Velkovich

Vista 5381 is working perfect in a VmWare 5.5

Install VmWare Toolls to get rit of the 4 bit limitation.


"Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Because it didn't work :oP It got to the blue screen in the setup and just
> wouldn't have it. Went for Server 2003 because it's closest to Vista.
> Nothing major behind it, just guesswork and a bit of logical thinking here
> and there :o)
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
> not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Why did you choose Server 2003 when VM Ware has an option in the new VM
>> list box for Windows Vista x86 and x64 for testing? I know, if you are
>> going to install in VM Ware on a new disk, its possible you will have to
>> partition the drive using the Shift + F10 command and install it in that
>> partition, since you will be asked to load drivers.
>> --
>> --
>> Andre
>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
>> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>>
>> "Zack Whittaker" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:%[email protected]
>>> Well it really wasn't difficult to be honest - no trick to it
>>> whatsoever. I installed it as if it was any other operating system -
>>> except I chose "Windows Server 2003" from the operating system list
>>> instead of anything else...
>>>
>>> But as I said, only 4-bit graphics and it was slow as hell.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Zack Whittaker
>>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
>>> not
>>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
>>> cleared
>>> that up!
>>>
>>> --: Original message follows :--
>>> "Tim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> So you're saying that you got build 5342 to install on VMware 5.5?
>>>> Care to
>>>> share how you did it since that's the point of this post?
>>>>
>>>> "Zack Whittaker" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Actually I got it running... but because of the 4-bit graphics (and my
>>>>> lack
>>>>> of experience with the VMWare product I couldn't fix it) so I just rid
>>>>> it
>>>>> and put it in Virtual Server 2005 R2 instead.
>>>>>
>>>>> But it can be done ;o)
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Zack Whittaker
>>>>> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
>>>>> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
>>>>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
>>>>> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
>>>>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so,
>>>>> and not
>>>>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
>>>>> cleared
>>>>> that up!
>>>>>
>>>>> --: Original message follows :--
>>>>> "Gabriel Lozano-Morán" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>> > Nobody has managed to install Windows Vista Build 5342 in a VMware
>>>>> > Virtual
>>>>> > Machine. There is propably a check to see whether this is run in
>>>>> > VMware,
>>>>> > using Strings.exe from Sysinternals you will see what I mean :) Way
>>>>> > to go
>>>>> > Microsoft :)
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Gabriel
>>>>> >
>>>>> > "FredBloggs2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>> > news:%[email protected]
>>>>> >>I am unable to install 5342 under VMware Workstation 5.5. It fails
>>>>> >>with a
>>>>> >>Stop 0x7E error during the first part of the installation, ie after
>>>>> >>Windows has copied files to the HDD, and it switches to graphics
>>>>> >>mode, to
>>>>> >>where (I assume) it begins to perform the first bit of hardware
>>>>> >>detection.
>>>>> >> The install worked fine with build 5308.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> For what its worth, the config is as follows :
>>>>> >> VMWare WS 5.5 runnning on XP Pro Sp2
>>>>> >> AMD XP2500+
>>>>> >> 1GB RAM
>>>>> >> 300GB Maxtor
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Apparently the same thing happens under VMware GSX server..
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>>

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