how to install HyperV integration services on a win XP VM

Posted on 2014-12-04
Last Modified: 2014-12-04
I am running windows server 2012 R2, and with a win xp VM.
I am trying to install the windows integration services, but it keeps on giving me error messages.

Any ideas.
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by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 40482191
You didn't post any error messages. But for starters, make sure you are at SP3, and the OS must be XP Professional. XP Home won't work.

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ID: 40482207
I get the error messagae : "an error has occurred: The data is invalid"

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ID: 40482208
yes, it's XP pro w SP3
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by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 40482210
Integration services setup has a log. Check the event viewer as well.

Author Comment

ID: 40482275
where is the integration services log?

Just so you have a background, i used disk2vhd to convert the physical PC to a vhdx file. Then i installed the disk in my VM.
I got it to boot, but only the keyboard works. I just need to get the mouse to work, so I can get everything else working, but I can't do much without the mouse, and I'm sure the mouse doesn't work because of the integration services doesn't work.

The other question I had is, is windows xp even compatable to run in a VM, in win 2012R2?
Could that be the reason why the integration services is not installing?

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ID: 40482276
So I tried installing the services again, and it first says:
upgrading the HAL ...

Then 2 seconds later, I get this error message: "an error has occurred: The data is invalid"
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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
ID: 40482279
XP Pro SP3 is supported as a VM on 2012 R2 and I have a handful running successfully. Unfortunately disk2vhd is not a supported method to create a VM and yes, that will (often) leave drivers in place that corrupt integration services. I've had far greater success using a backup and restore process. Especially with products that support hardware independent restoring. I use Storagecraft IT edition myself for such purposes and don't often hit HAL issues.

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ID: 40482312
at this point, I'm just going to build a new VM, and install the programs for the user, but there's a few like fox pro 6 and a few others that I don't have, and might not run in win 7 anyways, so I'm not sure how to get around that.

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