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Metro Apps quit working in VMWare Workstation 8 get error "HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED".

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  • I've successfully intalled Windows 8 DevPrev on a 64-bit system, using VMWare Workstation 8 to run inside my Windows 7 Pro SP1, and BIOS-enabling Intel VT extensions.

    Incidentally: why, after a bit, I'm unable and open "BUILD" Metro apps, that is, I can open bare metal Windows Metro apps such as Control Panel, but I can't open apps developed for, and distributed with, BUILD preview? I strongly suspect I accidentally made a misconfiguration I'm not able and remediate.

    But, the true question is another.

    I tried installing 32-bit version, on my Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit OS) with VMWare Server 2, and on another machine with Windows 7 Pro SP1 (in this case, an obligation, since this time is a 32-bit OS) with Virtual PC 2007 SP1.

    In both cases, I've a wonderful BSOD with an error "HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED".

    Any workaround?


    Original Title: 32/64 bit, that's the question
    Monday, November 07, 2011 4:20 PM

Answers

  • Oracle Virtual Box works, though you have to get the settings just right. I ended up trying Virtual Box after VMWare Workstation 7 and Virtual PC both would not work.  I've not tried with VMWare Workstation 8 yet. 
    Joel Ivory Johnson | http://www.j2i.net | Windows Phone Developer MVP
    It takes all the running you can do to stay in one place.If you want to get somewhere else,you must try to run at least twice as fast as that.

    Monday, November 07, 2011 5:34 PM
  • On Mon, 7 Nov 2011 17:34:59 +0000, Joel Ivory Johnson [MVP] wrote:

    Sun Virtual Box works, though you have to get the settings just right. I ended up trying Virtual Box after VMWare Workstation 7 and Virtual PC both would not work. ?I've not tried with VMWare Workstation 8 yet.

    The latest version of Oracle's VirtualBox has a template for Windows 8
    guests.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    You can't make a program without broken egos.

    Monday, November 07, 2011 5:58 PM

All replies

  • >Any workaround?
     
    No, Win8 will not run on Virtual PC of any version and I think VMWare
    Server is too old a version to run Win8.  You need the very latest
    version of VMWare workstation or player.
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Monday, November 07, 2011 4:25 PM
  • Oracle Virtual Box works, though you have to get the settings just right. I ended up trying Virtual Box after VMWare Workstation 7 and Virtual PC both would not work.  I've not tried with VMWare Workstation 8 yet. 
    Joel Ivory Johnson | http://www.j2i.net | Windows Phone Developer MVP
    It takes all the running you can do to stay in one place.If you want to get somewhere else,you must try to run at least twice as fast as that.

    Monday, November 07, 2011 5:34 PM
  • On Mon, 7 Nov 2011 17:34:59 +0000, Joel Ivory Johnson [MVP] wrote:

    Sun Virtual Box works, though you have to get the settings just right. I ended up trying Virtual Box after VMWare Workstation 7 and Virtual PC both would not work. ?I've not tried with VMWare Workstation 8 yet.

    The latest version of Oracle's VirtualBox has a template for Windows 8
    guests.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    You can't make a program without broken egos.

    Monday, November 07, 2011 5:58 PM