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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Steve BrownTechnical DirectorCommented:
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 / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
cpatte7372Author Commented:
Andrew,

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

Cheers
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Andrew,

Correction, the ISO is bootable, so I'm even more confused why the VM won't spin up...
bootable
cpatte7372Author Commented:
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 / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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!)
cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi

This is the boot order..

boot
cpatte7372Author Commented:
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 / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
looks good, what happenes on power on....

and did you check the BOOT Order, like you would on a standard physical PC
cpatte7372Author Commented:
Nothing appears in the console.

I didn't see in your document are to check the BOOT order ...
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No it's not, you need to enter the BIOS, like you do on a standard computer, hit DEL at POST, Press F2 etc

or put a tick in the box, and it will jump into BIOS at BOOT.

and then check CDROM BOOT Order.

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cpatte7372Author Commented:
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
cpatte7372Author Commented:
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
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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 ?
cpatte7372Author Commented:
Hi Andrew,

I have just got home from work.

Going to try your suggestions now...
cpatte7372Author Commented:
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
cpatte7372Author Commented:
Thanks Andrew
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Don't forget to install VMware Tools, and add/replace the E1000 nic, with a VMXNET3.
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