Windows Vista Beta 1 and VM Additions?

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

  1. Keith Hill

    Robert Moir Guest

    That assumes that the additions are the problem here.
    Robert Moir, Jul 29, 2005
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  2. The problem there, even if it helps, is that the VS SP1 beta additions are,
    well, beta and are not available to everyone in this newsgroup, so that
    would not be a fix that any of us can recommend generally. I don't know how
    the performance gains for VS were made in VS SP1 beta, but it has to be more
    than just the additions. That means the real fix for VPC would lie in a VPC
    SP2, which has not even been announced. I'm going to stick with checking
    out apps first in Vista on VS SP1 beta (yes, I know beta on beta is a no no)
    before trying them on a Vista box. Vista on VPC is below my tolerance for
    slow computers. I just can't wish it any faster. Your mileage may vary.
    Colin Barnhorst \(MVP\), Jul 30, 2005
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  3. Keith Hill

    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.virtualpc news group, Colin Barnhorst (MVP)
    The VS beta is still open, anyone that wishes to join the beta can still
    do so. Keep in mind that unlike a lot of betas, this one is not by
    invitation only, the instructions for signing up for the beta have been
    posted here in the past and are available on the Microsoft web site.
    Actually, no it does not have to be more than just the additions. The
    hotfix for Windows Server SP1 guest performance issues that is due to be
    released soon will consist of the new additions for VS.
    See above.
    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
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    Paul Adare, Jul 30, 2005
  4. Keith Hill

    Dennis Ham Guest

    This is exactly what I did.
    But doesn't matter if I format using Diskpart.exe on the Vista Beta 1 DVD,
    or format using the ootable WinXP CD, I keep getting the message in Startup
    Repair "Files required to start Windows are either missing or corrupt". If I
    click on the "For more details click here", I see at Root cause found: Boot
    critical file \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1\bootmgr is missing.

    Installing over a ready WinXP SP2 vhd doesn't work either. Then it complains
    that somethings wrong with the \sources\win32ui.dll file on the Vista DVD...

    What should I do to resolve this?


    Dennis Ham, Jul 30, 2005
  5. Keith Hill

    Robert Comer Guest

    There should be no problem doing this, maybe your Vista DVD is bad?
    Robert Comer, Jul 31, 2005
  6. Keith Hill

    Dennis Ham Guest

    Found the problem.

    Problem was that I used Virtual CD to access the ISO. Once I used the
    standard "Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP" from Microsoft,
    installation started correctly.

    Dennis Ham, Aug 2, 2005
  7. Actually - Windows Vista has no support for the ISA bus - let alone our
    ISA sound card.
    Benjamin Armstrong
    Virtual machine Program Manager

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    Ben Armstrong [MSFT], Aug 3, 2005
  8. I was trying installing Vista Beta 1 and didn't work (error was : couldn't
    format the virutal hd... check your bios and all those stuff) finally i read
    this article and just reboot the VPC 2005 and of course, it was formatted and
    installation started. I am agree with Norman that instructions were not
    accurate. Thanks, Urvish Trivedi (MCSE,MCSA)
    Urvish Trivedi, Dec 18, 2005
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