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14 Nov 2011   #21

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I thinks i should clear up a few mistakes i made in the posts, the specs in my profile is not the specs i am using now, i am on a 4 year old Dell 1520 Windows 7 32 bit, by mistake i was trying to install WS 2008 on VMware player on it.

During the installation of WS2008 i encountered an error when the VM machine rebooted, say the boot manager could not load, ( see link in previous post ) i then got worried thinking that if i rebooted my Dell it would not load up Windows 7, due to the error ,i have yet to reboot the Dell, so i followed Kado897 advice.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I am confused. Did you install in the VM? If so just delete the VM (right click on the machine entry in VMPlayer and select delete), set it up again and install the 32bit version.
i was able to delete the VM but i have not tried to install the 32 bit WS 2008 as of yet. so if i continue with the installation of WS2008 32bit, and it installs successfully and i then reboot my Dell, will i have any issues booting into Windows 7,?

sorry for any confusion.

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14 Nov 2011   #22

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No the boot problem was in the VM itself because it didn't support a 64bit guest. You should have no problem re-booting your PC as the VM doesn't do anything to your real PC boot.
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14 Nov 2011   #23

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Well thanks for your reply i feel a lot better now, just one more question before i install the WS2008 32bit, after it asks for the product key and i tell VM yes to continue, it asks what name i would like to use , ( i give it a name ) and the default location of of the VM is
C:\Users\Pantz\Documents\Virtual Machines\Windows Server 2008
i can choose to install it on my External drive , or does the VM create a location on the external drive automatically ? i think i believe VM keep it seperate from my C :\ ?
but i would just like to make sure,

Thanks
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14 Nov 2011   #24

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The default location of the virtual machine is in you documents folder. I would put it on another drive as the virtual disk can be quite large.
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15 Nov 2011   #25

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Hello again, well after a bumpy start i successful installed WS2008 in the VM.
I would like to thank everyone who made this possible, props to kado897 who was able to explain the thing i was not sure of so that i could understand.

Now that i have it installed i guess i need to play around with it, is the anything that i should be aware of,? i guess my server can be seen in the net?, what if anything i should be installing to protect the server?.

Once again thanks.
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15 Nov 2011   #26

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You are welcome Pantz. You should use an AV especially if you are sharing with the Host. MS Security Essentials should do.
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15 Nov 2011   #27

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hello. i already have outpost running on the host, do i need one for the VM also? or will outpost be ok for both host and VM ?

Thanks.
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15 Nov 2011   #28

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You need a separate AV in the VM.
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15 Nov 2011   #29

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OK... thanks.
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15 Nov 2011   #30

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well i am back, nothing serious, i had shut down my VM and restarted it some time later. when the VM started back up i got an error ( see attachment), i guess i did not shut VM down correctly, what is the correct way to shut VM down,?

Thanks.

Never Mind, i figured it out.


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