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Windows 7: dvd installation issue

17 Aug 2009   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brocky View Post
im not sure if you understand what i am trying to do.
i only have 1 Vm, i am not trying to make a VM in a VM.

there is a host PC
and a VPC
the host PC is running vista. in a very basic setup. installed onto actual hardware with physical drives.

the VPC im trying to install windows 7 on is not a physical PC.ok? vista on real PC, 7 on a virtual PC. as you saw in the screen shot.
im not trying to be rude, but i didnt think what i was trying to do would be so hard to understand.
The virtual hard drive is still a file stored on the actual physical drive you have Vista installed on. What I was attempting to point out there was that you won't be to start up the Windows installer for 7 from inside the Virtual PC 2007 itself unless you were attempting an upgrade of Vista already on a vhd there with that running.

When first loading up the VPC 2007 version already having a vhd created and ready for 7 and the 7 dvd in the drive you should see the installer start up out of nowhere in a sense as if you had booted directly from the disk. Yet you are still booted in Vista. Once you reach the part to select where 7 is to be installed the vhd you created will be the only drive/partition to select unless you already other vhds present.

Once I have Vista back on one drive again here I will be able to capture some screens of the entire process which will help a great when trying to cover things. First I have to take a few 7 drives offline for that however since I've been working with 7 in different configurations.


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