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Windows 8 Preview VM crashes on Upgrade


gautsch

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Hi all,

I've been running Windows 8 for some time on a VMware Fusion virtual machine on my 2011 MacBook Pro (2.2GHz, 8GB RAM, OS X 10.8.1) without any problems.

Recently I upgraded to the new version (5.0.1) and was prompted to upgrade my VM. I tried this, but the dreaded dpc_watchdog_violation kept popping up, effectively causing an infinite restart loop. I stopped the VM and when I reopened it, I chose 'not upgrade' which opened the VM normally as before.

I installed the tool and grabbed some info, attached below. Thanks for your help in advance! :thumb:

Cheers,

gautsch
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Hopachi

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I use VMware Player 5 on Windows and those problems never occurred to me.
Sorry no Workstation or Fusion but the same general settings should apply since it's the same version.

If it's a VM setting problem it should be fixable.

However, here on Player, there is no way to update the vm version automatically like in Fusion or Workstation, but you can manually update it:

-First stop the VM,

-Edit the vmx file of the VM:
Code:
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "9"
That's it
ONLY the second line here needs to be a 9 the first one is an 8.

Upgrade complete, install the new tools from the VM.

Works here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

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