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Windows cannot read the <Product Key> setting from the unattend answer file.

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  • I have this problem when I try to install windows developer preview in VMware Workstation 8.

     

    Did I need an windows developer preview product key, or just install it without it ?.

     

    thanks in advance,

     

    Matt

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:18 PM

Answers

  • Hello so i find the solution.

     

    step by step:

     

    start VMware Workstation 8 

    create new virtual Machine

    CUstom -> next

    Hardware compatibility: Workstation 8 -> next

    Install the operating system later.  -> next

    Guest OS: Microsoft Windows ; Version Windows 7, -> next

    next , next, next,next, next, next,next,next,next,next (default values)

    FINISH

     

    DONT START THE MACHINE.

    You will se your created machine, you have to open Edit Virtual machine settings -> CD/DVD -> Use ISO Image file -> choose your Win dev Prev ISO FILE. -> OK button 

     

    Now you can START the machine and install Win Dev Prev. :-)



    Thanks, Martin Demel.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:16 PM
  • Hello i try this, but with this i got some boot error. 

     

    But I already find the solution :

     

    Hello so i find the solution.

     

    step by step:

     

    start VMware Workstation 8 

    create new virtual Machine

    CUstom -> next

    Hardware compatibility: Workstation 8 -> next

    Install the operating system later.  -> next

    Guest OS: Microsoft Windows ; Version Windows 7, -> next

    next , next, next,next, next, next,next,next,next,next (default values)

    FINISH

     

    DONT START THE MACHINE.

    You will se your created machine, you have to open Edit Virtual machine settings -> CD/DVD -> Use ISO Image file -> choose your Win dev Prev ISO FILE. -> OK button 

     

    Now you can START the machine and install Win Dev Prev. :-)


    Thanks, Martin Demel.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:17 PM

All replies

  • I get this too, it just keeps looping. I've tried putting the key posted elsewhere in VMWare but it just keeps looping

    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 6, MCITP x 3

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:11 PM
  • I get the same issue. Hoping to find a solution.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:30 PM
  • Hello so i find the solution.

     

    step by step:

     

    start VMware Workstation 8 

    create new virtual Machine

    CUstom -> next

    Hardware compatibility: Workstation 8 -> next

    Install the operating system later.  -> next

    Guest OS: Microsoft Windows ; Version Windows 7, -> next

    next , next, next,next, next, next,next,next,next,next (default values)

    FINISH

     

    DONT START THE MACHINE.

    You will se your created machine, you have to open Edit Virtual machine settings -> CD/DVD -> Use ISO Image file -> choose your Win dev Prev ISO FILE. -> OK button 

     

    Now you can START the machine and install Win Dev Prev. :-)



    Thanks, Martin Demel.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:16 PM
  • Hello i try this, but with this i got some boot error. 

     

    But I already find the solution :

     

    Hello so i find the solution.

     

    step by step:

     

    start VMware Workstation 8 

    create new virtual Machine

    CUstom -> next

    Hardware compatibility: Workstation 8 -> next

    Install the operating system later.  -> next

    Guest OS: Microsoft Windows ; Version Windows 7, -> next

    next , next, next,next, next, next,next,next,next,next (default values)

    FINISH

     

    DONT START THE MACHINE.

    You will se your created machine, you have to open Edit Virtual machine settings -> CD/DVD -> Use ISO Image file -> choose your Win dev Prev ISO FILE. -> OK button 

     

    Now you can START the machine and install Win Dev Prev. :-)


    Thanks, Martin Demel.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:17 PM
  • Worked for me, thanks

    MCP, MCDST, MCTS x 6, MCITP x 3

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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:47 PM
  • Worked for me too .. thanks a lot :)
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:41 PM
  • On VMWare Virtual Machine, just remove FLOPPY.

     

    Tks.

    Good Instalation.

    Monday, September 26, 2011 3:19 AM
  • Removing the Floppy worked for me.  Thanks Lucas.

    • Proposed as answer by PHerbison11 Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:39 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by PHerbison11 Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:39 AM
    Monday, September 26, 2011 8:08 AM
  • Remove the Floppy worked for me too.

    The Win 8 install looks like it is looking for the unattended installation file on the floppy drive. remove it and all seems to install ok.

     


    • Edited by PHerbison11 Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:41 AM
    • Proposed as answer by PHerbison11 Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:41 AM
    Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:40 AM
  • Worked for me. Seems like is whether the the install OS later or the remove floppy.

    Also for the VM setup step asking for the product key you should be able to enter any key. 

    Saturday, December 03, 2011 9:51 PM
  • First i was like ...

     

     

    then i read your post, and now i'm like ...

     

    • Proposed as answer by Tony Zen Smith Tuesday, December 20, 2011 10:13 PM
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 10:08 PM
  • Thanks Lucas!

    How did you figure it out?


    Truly yours, Marat
    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:58 PM