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Posted on 2014-11-17
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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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by:AztechMicros
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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,
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by: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.

Cheers
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447539
Andrew,

Correction, the ISO is bootable, so I'm even more confused why the VM won't spin up...
bootable
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447565
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
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LVL 117
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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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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447617
Hi

This is the boot order..

boot
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447653
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
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LVL 117
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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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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447702
Nothing appears in the console.

I didn't see in your document are to check the BOOT order ...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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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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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447751
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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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40447820
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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LVL 117
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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 ?
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40448233
Hi Andrew,

I have just got home from work.

Going to try your suggestions now...
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40448266
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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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40448272
Thanks Andrew
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Don't forget to install VMware Tools, and add/replace the E1000 nic, with a VMXNET3.
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