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Windows 7 in a VMWare infrastructure

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Leehaa, May 6, 2009.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Has anyone had any issues installing windows 7 on a virtual machine?
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    I haven't, but then again I used VPC 2007.

    -Ken
     
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  3. skulkerboyo

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    have installed it fine in vbox and vmware
     
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  4. Ence

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    Not problem here VMWare. You loading from an ISO file?
    what bit 32 or 64
    you alacating<? enough RAM ?
     
  5. zebulebu

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    Nope - no problems at all. Have had it running on ESX since the first beta without any problems
     
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  6. Leehaa

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    64 bit

    It had 3GB RAM, 35GB VD

    It kicked in (rather slowly), then came up with disk errors, then unsigned driver warnings when you tried to run a clean installation...

    I had connected the cd/dvd drive (with the iso mapped to it)

    It is on ESX.

    It was on a VM that was previously running Windows XP fine...Is it because XP was 32bit?
     
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  7. Leehaa

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    Of course you wouldn't, Uber Geek! :p
     
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  8. Ence

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    Thinking about this my 1st copy I got from work it didn't work in VMware it was 64 bit.

    Sorry :oops:
     
  9. Leehaa

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    No problems - thanks for letting us know. Can you remember if you got similar errors, or did it not even get to the set-up stage? Was your on a new VM, or existing (running another operating system)?

    ...Zeb, was yours 64 bit? Did you create a clean VM? Do you mind saying what size hard disk you have? RAM?

    Bet it's something really silly :oops:
     
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  10. Fergal1982

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    its not something like trying to install a x64 virtual os on a x86 host?
     
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  11. Leehaa

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    The host is fine. (cheers for the suggestion though)

    I haven't yet had a chance to try creating a new VM from scratch, and installing the OS that way...I checked the current VM settings and couldn't find anything odd, but my colleague reminded me that it could well just be one of the settings in the initial set-up wizard that needs to be changed...

    I probably won't get a chance to look at it until next week, but will update this space when i've found the issue.

    Cheers for the replies.
     
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  12. Ence

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    I going to have a look today at this but I think my error was just that I was loading 64 bit.

    What did you pick in the dropdown in VMWare from making New Virtual Machine Wizard

    I picked
    Guest OS Other
    Version Drop-down Other
     
  13. Leehaa

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    I created a VM from scratch and selected 64 bit (under Windows Vista) and all now fine :oops: ...
     
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