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Old 06-26-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Default MS virtual machine help needed

I am using the following instructions from wiki on installing MS Virtual machine:

1. Download Microsoft Virtual PC off Microsoft's website.
2. Install the program. Note: You must be running Windows XP or higher. However, the program still may possibly run on older systems.
3. Once you start the program, it should ask you to make a virtual machine. If not, click the "New..." button.
4. Click the Create A Virtual Machine Button and click next.
5. Type a name for the machine (like, for example, the operating system you are going to install). Click next.
6. Select the operating system you are going to install. (This sets up the the recommended specs for your virtual machine) If the operating system you are going to install is not there, click "Other".
7. Depending on the operating system you are using, you may want to adjust the amount of RAM it will use. Remember: Don't choose more RAM than your real computer has. The main operating system is still running too. For example, if you have 1 GB (1024 MB) of real RAM, you may want the virtual RAM to be 256 MB. And also, some older operating systems don't support RAM over 512 MB. So it's just a waste to have more than what that operating system supports.
8. Click "A New Virtual Hard Disk" and click next. Now you get to choose where to put the Virtual Hard Disk. Usually the default is fine. Also set the size of your hard drive in megabytes (1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte).
9. Finish the wizard. You should see something new in the Virtual PC Console box. It should have your virtual PC.
10. Click on it and click "Start". You should see a bunch of lines of text, similar to the lines you see when you first start your computer.
11. Insert the install disk for your operating system.
12. Follow the directions on the install disk for your operating system. (If you get bored while it's installing, and you can't move the mouse out of the windows, hold the right Alt key and drag it out of the operating system's box. The install will keep proceeding as normal.)
13. If done properly, the install should go smoothly. If it asks you to restart the computer, hold the right Alt key and press R. When the virtual system asks to restart, just restart the virtual system, not the real computer. The system should boot just as you were using it as a real computer.
14. Congratulations. You set up your first virtual system. What you do next is completely up to you.

When I get to step 11, it says "Insert the install disk for your operating system" which I have tried the OS of my physical Machine, the OS of the virtual machine I am trying to install, and the last OS installed on my physical machine of my tri-boot setup, which is windows 7.

When I try any of the three i get the following error "reboot & select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

What am I doing wrong and what is the correct thing to do at this step. I appreciate any help given as I am new to virtual machine.

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http://www.virtualbox.org/
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Might try that but after trying it again for the 4th time it is now setting it up. Virtual box doesn't list server 08 but do you know if it can be added/

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When you choose which operating system it is,just select Vista and you should be right
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When you choose which operating system it is,just select Vista and you should be right
Nah, you select the cd of the OS you are trying to install. I just have to add server 08 once I get it.

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