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"Required CD/DVD device driver" error during Windows 8 Dev Preview 64-bit VHD install

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  • Well, this problem has been haunting me for a week now and the internet isn't helping, so here goes:

    I've been trying to install Windows 8 Dev Preview 64-bit (both with and without devtools) on a 25-40GB fixed size VHD and the same "Required CD/DVD device driver" error.

    Downloaded the ISOs via Download Accelerator and checked its SHA1 and it matches the ones shown in the download page. Tried booting via EasyBCD (which is technically Grub4DOS made simpler) and via burned DVD+R DL, still no luck. Tried extracting drivers from the install.wim inside my Windows 7 OEM disc and tried the drivers, still nada. Even used ImageX to install install.wim from Win8 ISOs and ended up in a signature error.

    Do I need to redownload the ISO using Firefox or something? Do I need to get drivers for the VHD?

    FYI, here's my laptop's specs:

    Lenovo G460
    + Pentium P6100 processor, 2.0GhZ on Intel HM55 chipset
    + 4GB 1066 MhZ DDR3 RAM
    + nVidia GT310M with CUDA
    + 500GB Western Digital Scorpion Blue HDD

    If you need any more info on my hardware, please comment.

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:05 PM

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  • Hi onenightblitz,

    you may please try installing WDP using a USB. Windows7USB/DVD download tool can be used to convert the .ISO file to a bootable USB. You may have to change the BIOS boot order so the USB device option is listed first.


    Irfan

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:22 PM
  • I never could get it to work installing to a VHD on my Samsung slate, I
    had to create a real partition for it and install it there...
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Saturday, February 25, 2012 3:34 PM
  • don't waste your time. Wait for the Consumer Preview (29th Feb 2012) and try again.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:29 PM
  • Hi onenightblitz,

    you may please try installing WDP using a USB. Windows7USB/DVD download toolcan be used to convert the .ISO file to a bootable USB. You may have to change the BIOS boot order so the USB device option is listed first.


    Irfan

    Well, I don't have USBs available at the moment. Can I use some kind of IMG, mount it as USB, then boot it from some kind of bootloader or do you have a better idea?
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:22 AM
  • I never could get it to work installing to a VHD on my Samsung slate, I
    had to create a real partition for it and install it there...

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Well, I could run it on a spare x86 unit lying around first, like what I did during the early days of the Dev Preview.
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:23 AM
  • don't waste your time. Wait for the Consumer Preview (29th Feb 2012) and try again.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Guess I could wait a bit longer. So much for wasting 60 cents for that DVD+R DL. Is it free, though?
    • Edited by onenightblitz Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:28 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Irfanfare Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:30 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Irfanfare Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:30 PM
    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:24 AM

  • Is it free, though?
    Sure, as free as WDP was.

    Irfan

    Sunday, February 26, 2012 1:32 PM