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Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.

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  • I used WIM2VHD to convert ISO to VHD, when I added boot menu entry for the VHD

    bcdedit /copy {current} /d "w8dp"
    bcdedit /set {guid} device vhd=[locate]\w8dp.vhd
    bcdedit /set {guid} osdevice vhd=[locate]\w8dp.vhd
    bcdedit /set {guid} detecthal on
    bcdedit /set {guid} recoveryenabled no

    When i start from that boot entry get an error Incorrect Digital Signature Error winload.exe
    When I added boot menu entry for the VHD using bcdboot my_vhd:\Windows (bcdboot also replace w7 bootmgr with new w8 bootmgr)

    When I start from that new boot entry get an error

    To clean w8 GUI loading menu I run bcdboot c:\windows, GUI menu was gone, w8 bootmgr still exist, if I start from w8 boot entry an error still exist too.

    Can I fix an error?

    Can I delete w8 bootmgr and copy from dvd old w7 bootmgr?


    I'm preparing for the exam 70-660 TS: Windows Internals
    • Edited by sergmat Friday, September 30, 2011 8:41 AM
    Friday, September 30, 2011 8:37 AM

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  • The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the prerelease software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software.

    I suggest you configure the ISO using Windows Disc Image Burner software from Windows 7 instead of a 3rd party product that may not be compatible with Windows Developer Preview since it is pre-beta.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-CD-or-DVD-from-an-ISO-file

    I would not suggest copying the bootmgr from Windows 7.

    Thanks


    Marilyn
    Sunday, October 02, 2011 5:26 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for reply.

    The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers.

          I know :)

    I suggest you configure the ISO using Windows Disc Image Burner software

    I used WIM2VHD to convert ISO to VHD

    I would not suggest copying the bootmgr from Windows 7.

    Windows Internals 5 ed "Setup (setup.exe) copies the Boot Manager program (bootmgr) that Windows uses to the system partition." If I delete bootmgr, I can boot from dvd and WRE copies bootmgr from dvd too. Any suggestion about Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware.
    I'm preparing for the exam 70-660 TS: Windows Internals
    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 12:39 PM
  • sir, here is the results when i use the command as you suggested in my post "Windows 7 wont load/boot after installing windows developer preview"

    bcdedit /enum all

     

    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=D:
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {default}
    resumeobject            {e7ea7f02-e7e2-11e0-8768-c228e8a9f01d}
    displayorder            {default}
                            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
                            {bdbdbd00-6057-11e0-a7f3-ce9adfd72085}
    timeout                 30
    custom:26000025         Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {default}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice                partition=D:
    systemroot              \windows
    resumeobject            {3e15c8f6-eff5-11e0-b832-00235ab1313c}
    nx                      OptIn
    detecthal               Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {dfa8efd1-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    device                  ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efd1-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efd2-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efd1-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efd2-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    winpe                   Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {dfa8efd5-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    device                  ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efd5-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efd6-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efd5-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efd6-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    winpe                   Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {dfa8efd9-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    device                  ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efd9-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efda-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efd9-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efda-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    winpe                   Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {dfa8efde-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    device                  ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efde-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efdf-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Recovery Environment
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    displaymessage          Recovery
    osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\dfa8efde-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab131
    3c\Winre.wim,{dfa8efdf-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    systemroot              \windows
    nx                      OptIn
    custom:250000c2         1
    winpe                   Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows Developer Preview
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {dfa8efde-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {e7ea7f02-e7e2-11e0-8768-c228e8a9f01d}
    nx                      OptIn
    custom:250000c2         1
    
    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier              {3e15c8f6-eff5-11e0-b832-00235ab1313c}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \windows\system32\winresume.exe
    description             Windows Resume Application
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
    filepath                \hiberfil.sys
    
    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier              {e7ea7f02-e7e2-11e0-8768-c228e8a9f01d}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
    description             Windows Resume Application
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
    filedevice              partition=C:
    filepath                \hiberfil.sys
    custom:25000008         1
    pae                     Yes
    debugoptionenabled      No
    
    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier              {memdiag}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \boot\memtest.exe
    description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess         Yes
    
    Windows Legacy OS Loader
    ------------------------
    identifier              {ntldr}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \ntldr
    description             Earlier Version of Windows
    
    Real-mode Boot Sector
    ---------------------
    identifier              {bdbdbd00-6057-11e0-a7f3-ce9adfd72085}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \bdrescue.mbr
    description             Bitdefender Rescue Mode
    
    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier              {emssettings}
    bootems                 Yes
    
    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier              {dbgsettings}
    debugtype               Serial
    debugport               1
    baudrate                115200
    
    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier              {badmemory}
    
    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier              {globalsettings}
    inherit                 {dbgsettings}
                            {emssettings}
                            {badmemory}
    
    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootloadersettings}
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
                            {hypervisorsettings}
    
    Hypervisor Settings
    -------------------
    identifier              {hypervisorsettings}
    hypervisordebugtype     Serial
    hypervisordebugport     1
    hypervisorbaudrate      115200
    
    Resume Loader Settings
    ----------------------
    identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {dfa8efd2-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    description             Ramdisk Options
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=D:
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\dfa8efd1-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c\boot.sdi
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {dfa8efd6-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    description             Ramdisk Options
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=D:
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\dfa8efd5-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c\boot.sdi
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {dfa8efda-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    description             Ramdisk Options
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=D:
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\dfa8efd9-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c\boot.sdi
    
    Device options
    --------------
    identifier              {dfa8efdf-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c}
    description             Windows Recovery
    ramdisksdidevice        partition=D:
    ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\dfa8efde-7b54-11df-b2d0-00235ab1313c\boot.sdi


    Friday, October 07, 2011 12:26 PM