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Installing Windows 8 failed –the error code: HAL Initialization Failed

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  • Hi , my first try to install Windows 8 32bit failed and the error code is HAL Initialization Failed

    Repro steps:

    1.       Host machine is Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit

    2.       Download .iso (32bit) from Microsoft.com successfully

    3.       Install Windows Virtual PC successfully and restart PC

    4.       Create a new VM ( memory is 2049MB) via Windows Virtual PC  and point to .iso file to load the file

    5.       The error code appears - HAL Initialization Failed

    Any ways to make it work??

    Thanks,

    Ray


    Ray
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:27 PM

Answers

  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:27:01 +0000, Ray L wrote:

    Any ways to make it work??

    There have been tons of posts about this exact issue today.

    Hyper-V, VMWare 8, or VirtualBox. More details in the numerous other
    threads on this topic.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    On a clear disk you can seek forever.  -- Denning

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:37 PM

All replies

  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:27:01 +0000, Ray L wrote:

    Any ways to make it work??

    There have been tons of posts about this exact issue today.

    Hyper-V, VMWare 8, or VirtualBox. More details in the numerous other
    threads on this topic.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    On a clear disk you can seek forever.  -- Denning

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:37 PM
  • I installed Windows 8 sucessfully via Oracle VM Virtual box and System Center VMM. But for Windows Virtual PC, the answer is no.
    Ray Lin
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:26 PM
  • On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:26:06 +0000, Ray L wrote:

    But for Windows Virtual PC, the answer is no

    There have been tons of other posts on this already, so the issue of it not
    working in Windows Virtual PC is already well known.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Bug: Small living things that small living boys throw on small living
    girls.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:33 PM