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How to install Vista 5270 on VMW

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hi,

I have allocated 15 gb for vista on vmware before installing . during the screen select partition it wont format my hard disk and the "next" option is also disabled. Could anyone help me ?.please

Thanks

Shan :(

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Vista betas won't install to "raw" disk partitions just yet.

What you should do is format the partition as NTFS then restart the VM and installation will go through.

VMWare have this documented here:

http://www.vmware.com/support/guestnotes/d...s_winvista.html

This is the relevant bit:

Installing the Guest Operating System

1. Insert the Windows Vista CD in the CD-ROM drive.

2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Vista.

3. If using a blank hard disk: When the Windows Vista installer menu appears, choose the first option, Install Now.

If installing over an existing guest operating system: Skip to step 9.

4. Press Shift-F10 to open a command prompt.

5. Start the disk partitioning utility.

diskpart

6. Enter the following commands to partition the hard disk:

select disk 0

create partition primary

7. When the partitioning process is complete, click the Reset button to reboot the virtual machine.

8. As the virtual machine begins to reboot, while the VMware logo appears on the screen, click inside the virtual machine window, then press Esc to get to the BIOS boot menu. Choose CD-ROM Drive as the boot device, then continue installing Windows Vista beta.

9. In certain Windows Vista builds, the installer chooses an incorrect default in the screen titled Choose your installation destination. It shows a partition with 0 MB free and makes that partition the default destination.

At that screen, you must change the choice to the disk (instead of the partition), then click Continue.

10. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine.

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hi,

thanx man ,i installed it .but it shows only in 4 bit color .my graphics card is geforce 5600. i downloaded the beta drivers from nvidia but it is not installing why ?

please could anyone help me?

Thanx

Shan

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VMWare provides a virtual set of hardware for the guest OS - any physical hardware in the host is (for the most part) irrelevant.

What you need to do is install the VMWare Tools, this installs drivers for the virtual hardware to allow higher resolution & colour depth graphics - but you will not get Aero Glass enabled as the virtual hardware does not provide the necessary support.

When you install VMWare Tools in the virtual machine, make sure to check Windows Defender and apply the changes it wants to make to the registry before you restart.

On restarting you should have better graphics support, the mouse is no longer captured, but you most likely won't get audio without some messing around with drivers for the emulated hardware (unless VMWare update their Tools).

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Step-by-step guide to what you should do:

1. Start the Vista installation process, after clicking Install, once the "Starting Installation..." message appears, hit SHIFT-F10 to bring up a command prompt:

vmware-vista-01-diskpart.jpg

2. Enter the commands:

DISKPART

SELECT DISK 0

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

EXIT

EXIT

3. Reset the virtual machine, hit F2 to enter the virtual machine BIOS and change the boot sequence as follows:

vmware-vista-02-bios.jpg

4. Restart the Vista installation process (go through as normal now, disk 0 partition 1)

5. After installation, Vista will have the following in Device Manager:

vmware-vista-03-devicemgr.jpg

6. Install VMWare Tools, and during installation you will get a Windows Defender balloon pop-up to say some system changes need confirming, click Apply:

vmware-vista-04-windowsdefender.jpg

7. Restart Vista when prompted and your graphics should now be better, and looking in Device Manager you should have:

vmware-vista-05-devicemgr.jpg

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So Mr Snrub, is that acutally build 5286 or 5270 :). Just curious...

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hi,

is it possible to copy files from vmware workstation to my PC?

Thanx

Shan

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is it possible to copy files from vmware workstation to my PC?

Yes, this is done by adding a shared folder.

With the VM running, right-click on the tab with the name and click Settings, then go to the Options tab.

Select Shared Folders on the left, then click on the Add button on the right to start the wizard.

Give the share a name, specify the location and read/write settings required, then click OK.

From within the VM now you can access the shared folders by running "\\.host\Shared Folders".

If you click on the VMWare Tools icon in the system tray in the VM you can see the "Shared Folders" tab with the brief help.

@fizban2: Yes, this is 5286 but for all intents and purposes the process is identical to 5270 I believe

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hi,

is it possible to copy files from vmware workstation to my PC?

Once you install Vmware tools, you will also have the ability to drag and drop files into the VM, from the Vm just drag the files to your desktop and they will be copied there. This also works to move files into the VM

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hi,

thanks for the help . is there is anyway to bring the glass effect in VMW?

Thanx

Shan

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unfortuantly no, not unless you can get your VM to recogonize your Video card, which i do not believe is possible since it uses a generic SVGA driver to show video, you would be better off either either dual booting your machine or get another HD you can use for testing

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I try to follow the intructions, but after:

DISKPART

SELECT DISK 0

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

I get the following message:

DiskPart has referenced an object which is not up-to-date.

Refresh the object by using the RESCAN command.

If the problem persists exit DiskPart, then restart DiskPart or restart the computer.

I try to instal build 5270 in VMW v5.5.0 build-18463

Thanks in advance for any ideas or tips!

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restart the vm and follow the instructions to the same point again, if you get the same error, then try the command

C:\>Diskpart
diskpart> Rescan
diskpart> select disk 0
diskpart> create partition primary

that should get it, if not your VM isn't registering the VHD that you added, did you add a SCSI or IDE HD to the VM?

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I have created the partition as you say and it was created ok

then i restarted the vmware and i added in the vmware bios

cd as first boot device but when i continue i receive an error

after the two screens that asks for cd key and computer name

EDIT

i solved this one by my self

thanks for ignoring me :)

Edited by InViSibLe Gr
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btw what vmware tools do i use if it works?

the xp tools or the longhorn tools?

or some other windows tools?

and a second q:

can i copy text from my pc and paste it on vmware and if i can how?

EDIT

i solve this one too

Edited by InViSibLe Gr
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i got the following message when i tried to install vista build 5308:

Setup was unable to locate a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary Setup files.

what can i do now??? hmm....

i allocated 10GB for vista on vmware!

VMWARE 5.5.1 build-19175

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i got the following message when i tried to install vista build 5308:

Setup was unable to locate a locally attached hard drive suitable for holding temporary Setup files.

what can i do now??? hmm....

i allocated 10GB for vista on vmware!

VMWARE 5.5.1 build-19175

chabge the hd from 10 to 16GB and you will be ok

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ok, can i see transparent window and the 3d desktop with vmware and vista?

cu

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no you won't be able to, lack of directx support in VMs...

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This is what appears here when I try to install it on Vmware :S (Vista 5432)

bsod7df.png

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Okay, I found the problem. My system has only 512MB of RAM, thus VMware will use 256 for Vista, and that's not enough... So I think I'll make a partition and install it there.

I have Windows Media Center Edition 2005 SP2, if I install Vista (5342) on a different partition, will I be able to boot both OSs?

Thanks in advance.

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you will be able to boot both os's, but on your boot partition (the WMCE one) the bootloader will change to the vista one, at that point you will have to erase the partition and switch the bootloader off to use the boot.ini files instead so that you won't get prompted everytime to choose what OS you want (after unistall vista)

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Then it's imposible to have both OS in the same boot? so I can choose whenever I want to use Vista or WMC?

Thanks for your help.

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Whats the version of the VMware can lanch the Vista 5381?thank you.

And please give the download link? Thank you.

:)

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Vista betas won't install to "raw" disk partitions just yet.

..

This is the relevant bit:

Installing the Guest Operating System

1. Insert the Windows Vista CD in the CD-ROM drive.

2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Vista.

3. If using a blank hard disk: When the Windows Vista installer menu appears, choose the first option, Install Now.

If installing over an existing guest operating system: Skip to step 9.

4. Press Shift-F10 to open a command prompt.

5. Start the disk partitioning utility.

diskpart

6. Enter the following commands to partition the hard disk:

select disk 0

create partition primary

7. When the partitioning process is complete, click the Reset button to reboot the virtual machine.

..

Thank you, Mr Snrub, for that insightful information.

I was having difficulty installing Beta 2 x64 (build 5384.4) on an nForce3 system that previously had XP x86 installed on a RAID 0 volume. I broke down the RAID to install Vista, but setup kept reporting that it couldn't retrieve my drive information and returning to the main screen.

I followed your directions and entered the following commands under DiskPart:

select disk 0
clean
create partition primary
select disk 1
clean
create partition primary

It worked perfectly. Thanks again!:D

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