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WIN8 TEAM - HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED on virtuals

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  • I hope the Win8 team is watching this forum.  When I try and load recent developer image on Win7 Virtual PC, I get "HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" like everyone else.  I see other threads on same topic, and they note other vendor products to use to 'test' your OS image.  Any hopes of resolving this issue with the VirtualPC team, ASAP?
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:27 PM

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  • >I was just pushing that MS should get the Virtual PC team involved.
     
    They already know about it...
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    • Marked as answer by mdgraves Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:25 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:18 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:27:47 +0000, mdgraves wrote:

    I hope the Win8 team is watching this forum.? When I try and load recent developer image on Win7 Virtual PC, I get "HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" like everyone else.? I see other threads on same topic, and they note other vendor products to use to 'test' your OS image.? Any hopes of resolving this issue with the VirtualPC team, ASAP?

    Are you trying to install the 32-bit or the 64-bit version?


    Paul Adare
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:41 PM
  • Install it in Hyper-V, VirtualBox (IO-APIC and PAE/NX Bit enabled) or VMWare Workstation 8 or as Native VHD Boot:

    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToInstallingAndBootingWindows8DeveloperPreviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx


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

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:34 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:43 PM
  • 32-bit

    Windows_8_DeveloperPreview-32bit-English.iso

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:27 PM
  • read my reply.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:27 PM
  • I did read yours - thanks.  I was just pushing that MS should get the Virtual PC team involved.  My reply was to Paul.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:06 PM
  • >I was just pushing that MS should get the Virtual PC team involved.
     
    They already know about it...
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    • Marked as answer by mdgraves Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:25 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:18 PM
  • I installed it sucessfully via Oracle VM virtualBox and VMM, not Windows Vitual PC http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/c0c15398-fa39-4bbe-94cf-ede945acbd2b/#bf66d95d-6364-4f6e-90ef-b1d32bf3c94a/ Ray Lin
    • Edited by Ray L Friday, September 16, 2011 6:50 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:30 PM
  • This might help:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/16/running-windows-8-developer-preview-in-a-virtual-environment.aspx

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 5:00 AM