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Vista Problem

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by zimbo, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. zimbo
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    i just installed vista on vmware.. and im struggling to install the vmware tools... anyone else have a problem? without it my graphics is like 256 colours on Win 98! :(
     
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  2. Baba O'Riley

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    Installed fine for me Zimbo...
     
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  3. zimbo
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    err stupid question but how do you install them? When the guest is up and running you click VM on the menu bar and Install VM Tools? :blink
     
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  4. Baba O'Riley

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    That's about it for Windows. It gets a bit more complicated for Linux though.
     
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  5. zimbo
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    any clue on what i could try?
     
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  6. Baba O'Riley

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    Off the top of my head...

    First, if you've suspended the VM, make sure it's 100% restored (according to the status bar at the bottom of the VMWare window).

    If you aren't already, choose a typical installation of VMTools rather than a complete one.

    Depending on the specs of the host machine, it could just be you need to be a little bit patient, Vista is a bit of a resource hog.

    I'm having a fiddle with my Vista VM now so I'll let you know if anything comes up.
     
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  7. zimbo
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    thanks baba!
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

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    OK, one other thing to try. Vista treats VMTools in the same way as Linux in that VMWare creates a virtual CD Drive that the install program runs from so it could be an issue with Vista's autoplay settings. It would be worth having a look to see it's set to autorun a CD with an .exe file on it.

    [EDIT]It actually creates a virtual CD drive for all OS's, it's just less noticeable with XP as the whole process tends to go off without a hitch.
     
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  9. nugget
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    Sorry Zimbo, I didn't have any problems installing the tools, just the OS itself.
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    check the vmwaretools iso is mounting correctly by browsing to the CD drive of the vista machine (it can take a few mins be patient) then try and run them manually if it is, it seems it could just be an autoplay issue if it gets that far
     
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