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Windows 7 VM in VMware Problem

Hello Experts,

I have created a Windows 7 Professional VM.

I have powered it up - can someone let me know what I should see when I power it up?

Should I see a Windows 7 Professional OS?

Or do I have to RDP into it to see the OS?

Cheers

Carlton
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Carlton,

Assuming that you are using VMware then you should expect to see the Windows 7 Professional OS once the image has powered up.

Cheers,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

cpatte7372

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Andrew,

Looking at your document, I think the problem is that my ISO image isn't bootable. I will check with MagicISO.

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Andrew,

Correction, the ISO is bootable, so I'm even more confused why the VM won't spin up...
bootable
cpatte7372

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OK,

I have followed your instructions to the letter and I sill can't get my office to boot up....

Can you help me?

Cheers
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Make sure

1. the iso is not corrupted.

2. make sure, the cdrom is connected and connected at power on.

3. what do you get on the console ?

4. check also that the BOOT order is set to CDROM (first!)
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Hi

This is the boot order..

boot
cpatte7372

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Hi Andrew,

I'm certain the ISO is fine, unfortunately I don't have the CD with me at the moment., how does the following screen shot look?

boot
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

looks good, what happenes on power on....

and did you check the BOOT Order, like you would on a standard physical PC
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Nothing appears in the console.

I didn't see in your document are to check the BOOT order ...
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Hi Andrew,

The actual machine that VMWare ESXi 5.5 is on hosted on is remote - in USA... so I wouldn't be able insert a into hence the ISO
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I meant to say wouldn't  be able to hit DEL at POST, Press F2 etc... not
 I wouldn't be able insert a into hence

hence why ISO
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Do you have the console open on the VM?

Can you see the VM Boot ?

Does the VM boot into the BIOS Setup, when  you select it on the options?

Upload a screenshot of your screen ?
cpatte7372

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Hi Andrew,

I have just got home from work.

Going to try your suggestions now...
cpatte7372

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WooHoo, its working ...

win
It looks like VMware knew you were on the case and it started to work, ha ha...

Seriously, no idea why it wouldn't work while at the office.

Onces again, thankd
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Thanks Andrew
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Don't forget to install VMware Tools, and add/replace the E1000 nic, with a VMXNET3.