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Windows 8 runs off VMWare but can't physically boot it

  1. #11

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay2O View Post
    I'm very confused I basically can't get windows 8 to boot past the blue window logo whether I boot straight off DVD or upgrade and reboot to complete installation. However I run and install and use it perfectly off VMWare allocating only 512mb ram from my total 1gb. Surely if it runs on virtual that means my hardware does support it so it's not a hardware problem that I can boot win 8??
    Have you upgraded to your latest BIOS? What model of computer do you have?

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  2. #12

    Posts : 46
    Windows 7

    Hi thanks for your response

    Yes I have got the latest bios update

    I have the HP compaq Presario SR1719UK

    I have another thread which has everything you need to know about my problem titled "Windows 8 Hangs/Freezes Splash Screen"
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