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Windows 7: 3 failed VM attempts - W8 and Linux Mint

05 May 2014   #11
derekimo

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You're welcome, it's good fun. Play away.


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05 May 2014   #12
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

So I finally got my VM running with VM Ware (thanks Derek!) but again had problems installing Windows 8.1 64-bit. I have the 32-bit running as a Guest and decided to Google the error message I received when trying to install the 64- bit and came across this identical problem. Looks like it could be a firmware issue with my Z87.

Not a major issue, but one of those niggling little problems that will take me countless hours of research (and no doubt painful cock ups!) to try and resolve. Probably ultimately in vain! At least I have a VM running now, and Windows 8.1.whatever is horrid!
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05 May 2014   #13
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

I ran into the same VMware 32bit 64bit problem. My 2600K would not run a 64 bit guest, whereas my old i7 930 would (both x64 Windows). Seems it's a cpu thing - it's got to have 'Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O'. Some have, some don't. Looks like your i5 4670K doesn't (see snip from Intel page)

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I don't know if this applies to platforms other than VMware


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05 May 2014   #14
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
So I finally got my VM running with VM Ware (thanks Derek!) but again had problems installing Windows 8.1 64-bit. I have the 32-bit running as a Guest and decided to Google the error message I received when trying to install the 64- bit and came across this identical problem. Looks like it could be a firmware issue with my Z87.

Not a major issue, but one of those niggling little problems that will take me countless hours of research (and no doubt painful cock ups!) to try and resolve. Probably ultimately in vain! At least I have a VM running now, and Windows 8.1.whatever is horrid!
I saw that same thread when I was looking for info on your board last night, I think 3D Jed is on to something below. If you feel like testing you could try it with https://www.virtualbox.org/ , we already know that you can't run 64bit guests in Virtual PC.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
I ran into the same VMware 32bit 64bit problem. My 2600K would not run a 64 bit guest, whereas my old i7 930 would (both x64 Windows). Seems it's a cpu thing - it's got to have 'Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O'. Some have, some don't. Looks like your i5 4670K doesn't (see snip from Intel page)

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I don't know if this applies to platforms other than VMware
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06 May 2014   #15
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

FYI - in my earlier post re x64 guest and directed I/O, I was referring to VMware Workstation 9 (not the free player).
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06 May 2014   #16
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

when installing Linux GUESTS from a LIVE CD ensure you install the NON UEFI version or you'll have all sorts of silly problems.

Usually you'll see either a choice in the boot menu or one saying something like boot in compatibility mode.

Then you should be good to go -- and at boot loader time choose the GRUB2 version not the GRUB2-EFI.

Linux mint, OPENSUSE and DEBIAN all have UEFI as well as non UEFI boot options. using NON UEFI on a VM IMO gets round a load of problems.


Cheers
jimbo
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06 May 2014   #17
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Thanks for the input all, much appreciated as always. I can live with running 32-bit guests, I'm only really using them for evaluation and learning purposes anyway so it's not that much of a problem. I'll be trying Linux soon enough when I'm bored of convincing myself I don't like Windows 8 so that will come in real useful Jimbo.

Derek, I'll certainly give Virtualbox a whirl, I'm enjoying the experimenting!
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14 May 2014   #18
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

64-bit problem sorted, I eventually got round to enabling virtualisation in the BIOS and all's good in the world. Time to party with some Linux distros.
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14 May 2014   #19
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try zorin 64bit. I think you will like it. Handles windows apps nativity too. As in double click an exe file and no error message.
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14 May 2014   #20
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I'll certainly give that a go mate.
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