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Install / upgrade win 7 pro running on VMWare Worsktation Fails

    Question

  • I attempted the installation on my win 7 pro virtual machine.  It stopped and asked me to increase the disk space, which I did  (32 gb now free), then I continued the install. 

    I receive an "installation failed" message and then it reboots to win 7 pro.

    Thoughts..?

     

    Jim


    Jim
    Sunday, October 9, 2011 2:33 PM

Answers

  • I haven't a clue.  I uploaded per the request into the bugs ticket and haven't heard back.  I was able to resolve the issue, however.  Another user advised me to upgrade from VMWare Workstation 7.x to 8.x.  

    With that change, I was able to successfully load the preview.

     

    Thanks for the response.


    Jim
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:03 PM
  • Hi Jim, Microsoft is already aware that older versions of vmware do not work with Windows 8. VMWare Workstation 8 will work though.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:24 PM

All replies

  • I do have the logs.cab file ready...
    Jim
    Sunday, October 9, 2011 2:38 PM
  • What errors do you have in the log.cab file?

     


    Marilyn
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:33 PM
    Moderator
  • I haven't a clue.  I uploaded per the request into the bugs ticket and haven't heard back.  I was able to resolve the issue, however.  Another user advised me to upgrade from VMWare Workstation 7.x to 8.x.  

    With that change, I was able to successfully load the preview.

     

    Thanks for the response.


    Jim
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:03 PM
  • Hi Jim, Microsoft is already aware that older versions of vmware do not work with Windows 8. VMWare Workstation 8 will work though.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:24 PM