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Install on VMWARE 8 DO NOT use the "Automatic" install Guest Wizard

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Install on VMWARE 8 DO NOT use the "Automatic" install Guest Wizard

    Hi all
    just a tip if you are installing as a vm on vmware.

    Select W7 as the operating system and choose I WILL INSTALL THE OS LATER.

    Don't use the easy create guest OS wizard in this case.

    If you don't do this the install will fail with Unable to read product key from setup xml script.

    Create the VM with just the disk and then BOOT from the ISO when powering on the newly created VM.

    The process is then pretty much the same as for W7 and you won't get asked for a product key.


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    Thank you so much for this, I couldn't figuer out what was going on and plus to grab the right version too
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Install on VMWARE 8 DO NOT use the "Automatic" install Guest Wizard
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