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How to install OS on Virtual PC?

Posted on 2011-04-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've installed Virtual PC on Win7.  I put in an XP Pro CD and started a new VPC.  It finds the disc and outputs the following:

Microsoft Corporation PXE Boot Agent v2.00 (BIOS Integrated)
(C) Copyright 2008 Microsoft Corporation
All rights reserved

CLIENT MAC ADDR: xxxxx GUID: xxxxxx
DHCP...| (spinning pipe)

The x's are me being to lazy to type in those numbers.

Eventually it says something about no DHCP or proxy and then displays:

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

I hit enter and the process starts all over again.  Any ideas?
Question by:brettr
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awawada earned 600 total points
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PowerEdgeTech earned 1400 total points
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Go to your virtual machine settings and make sure that DVD Drive is set to your physical disk player on your computer.  
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No it's not find the CDROM, because it's what we call trying to boot from the network.

Make sure you have "connected" the CDROM to the Virtual Machine.

Also check that the Windows XP CD you are using is bootable!
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The Virtual PC BIOS allows (by using 'DEL' key to enter the BIOS) you to configure the order in which it will attempt to boot off devices.

Choose: CD-ROM

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Yes - had to tell it about the physical CDROM like PowerEdgeTech said.

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