Windows Vista Beta 1 and VM Additions?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Keith Hill, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    Anyone know if the VM additions are compatible with Windows Vista beta 1?
     
    Keith Hill, Jul 27, 2005
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  2. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    OK there seems to be bigger problems. I can't get passed the format disk at
    install phase. It says I need to check the BIOS settings to make sure the
    disk is enabled. Any ideas?
     
    Keith Hill, Jul 27, 2005
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  3. I understand that Vista does not install on VPC yet. The previous builds
    did but there is a brand new format for the installation files.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  4. Keith Hill

    Bill Grant Guest

    With the pre-beta version it worked OK if the virtual disk had been
    partitioned first. It could handle the format OK, but not the partitioning
    (FDISK) process.
     
    Bill Grant, Jul 28, 2005
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  5. Hey! Around a year ago I installed a pre-beta of Longhorn and it didn't
    have that problem. It handled both the partitioning and the formatting.
    What does have a problem like that is Windows Server 2003.

    No wait a minute Windows Server 2003's problem is different from that too.
    Attaching a brand new disk that had been pre-partitioned (one giant
    partition not formatted) the OS couldn't format it.

    Does anyone besides me remember which Microsoft OS didn't mess up the
    handling of hard disks?
     
    Norman Diamond, Jul 28, 2005
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  6. That's right. Last build I used a Win98 Setup floppy and fdisk (but not
    format).
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  7. Vista beta1 (32bit) will not install in VPC. After ten minutes of dvd drive
    intermittent activity a message appears that there is a boot error. End of
    the line. Oh well. This was predicted by the Windows team.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  8. Try the trick of copying the DVD back to an image on the real hard disk,
    using Daemon tools to mount the image as an emulated DVD, and telling VPC to
    compound the emulation?

    This scatterbrained solution really worked for other physical DVDs that VPC
    didn't want to read, so did you try it for yours?

     
    Norman Diamond, Jul 28, 2005
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  9. This has nothing to do with the dvd. At 2.4 GB you have to burn a physical
    dvd anyway because the virtual cd drive cannot read past 2.2 GB. I was told
    by the IE7 beta team last week that Longhorn beta 1 did not work in VPC and
    they are correct. I tried it anyway to see what they meant by "does not
    work" thinking that it might install but have problems. It does not install
    at all. That's what they meant by "does not work." Too bad. Beta 2 may
    work but no one knows yet. Finis. There is no workaround.

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  10. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    What beta 2 are you referring to?
     
    Keith Hill, Jul 28, 2005
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  11. This has nothing to do with the dvd.

    Yes it does.
    Yes and no. You have to burn something that will not be used directly with
    VPC's emulator.
    True and false. If you tell VPC's emulator to directly read a DVD image
    then the size limit is 2.2GB. If you tell VPC's emulator to read the
    physical DVD then it depends on which kind of DVD medium, the size, the
    phase of the moon today, and the phase of the moon in Redmond when VPC 2004
    SP1 was released. For example reading a physical DVD+R of size 4.3GB fails,
    maybe always, maybe sometimes (and it's not a bad burn, it can be copied
    back into an image on the hard drive, all its files can be copied into files
    on the hard drive, etc.). Reading a physical DVD-ROM of size 6GB succeeds,
    maybe always, maybe sometimes. I didn't believe it when I first read it,
    but it turned out to be true. Now it's time for you to try it.
     
    Norman Diamond, Jul 28, 2005
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  12. Vista aka Longhorn beta 2 due out around the end of the year.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  13. Norman, the dvd is not the problem. Longhorn beta 1 will not install on
    VPC. They tried to tell me that in a meeting with the IE7 beta team (but
    would not say why before release) and I insisted on trying myself anyway.
    Now that the same dvd is installing on my 32bit computer I can see a little
    why. I am going to try a different scenario later just to convince myself
    they know what they are talking about but it is something they would have
    tried too. But enough for tonight. Let you know if something better turns
    up.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  14. Hi,

    This is an issue with Vista on any machine - it's mentioned in the Release
    Notes

    --
    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server - IIS, Virtual PC]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. I do not do technical support via email. Any
    emails I have not authorized are deleted before I see them.
     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jul 28, 2005
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  15. Norman Diamond, Jul 28, 2005
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  16. That is further than I got on x86. My x64 is installed on my AMD Athlon 64
    x2 already but some driver issues to resolve.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 28, 2005
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  17. Norman Diamond, Jul 28, 2005
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  18. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    Oh yeah, release notes. Guess I should probably read those huh? :)
     
    Keith Hill, Jul 28, 2005
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  19. Keith Hill

    Keith Hill Guest

    Doh! I was kind of hoping you were referring to a private beta of MS VPC
    2005. :)
     
    Keith Hill, Jul 28, 2005
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  20. My problem is though it's limiting colour depth to 4-bit colour in
    VPC.

    Sincerely,
    Brian S. Bergin


    Please post replies here so everyone may benefit.

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    Brian S. Bergin, Jul 28, 2005
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