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Late May claim for Windows 8 RC jibes with expected timetable

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    Well those were mainly for the internal testers when compared to the more public release dates. Actually I had begun downloading the RCs before the then specified release date since it was found available at 5:58pm the night before! Two minutes of 6pm Redding local time when simply going to check.

    I wasn't as fortunate for the beta builds however spending 4-5hrs. for those while only 45min. to download each RC! What was different for 8 this time however is not seeing any backlog of people rushing to download since the CP was made available. Now to see how well that does with the 8 RC version supposedly to be seen in late May.

    (Note one other thing about found different is the VM install not being able to connect is still running after a month's time without being activated until that can connect. It's detecting the host's hardwares while other VMs simply use the shared NAT.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    ...(Note one other thing about found different is the VM install not being able to connect is still running after a month's time without being activated until that can connect. It's detecting the host's hardwares while other VMs simply use the shared NAT.)
    Apologies, I'm not sure I follow that?
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  3. #13


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    Besides the normal install to the second test drive I have here I also installed the CP on VM Player 4.0 but haven't been able to connect online at all. The one main thing other then that however is seeing 8 detect the physical cards asking for device drivers on a VM to start with. It's even looking for board drivers as well as those for the nic card.

    With every other previous version of Windows or another OS even you would simply see the VM use the virtual side for video, sound, and internet while the 8 CP is actually wanting drivers?

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    That sounds like a VM settings issue. I have CP running in VMWare Workstation 8 and I've not encountered any major problems, yet.
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    I know extremely little about VMs because my processor/motherboard do not support them and so I don't use them at all.

    But from what I see - if it is asking for drivers - why not make it happy and give it to him? heh


    Oh I see - looking closer now - code 10....uhhhh well good luck lol. If I think of anything, I'll say it. Maybe try uninstalling the Microsoft line in the Network part of the Device Manager then reboot the VM. Or even try uninstalling both in Network part then rebooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    That sounds like a VM settings issue. I have CP running in VMWare Workstation 8 and I've not encountered any major problems, yet.
    I've already gone over all settings with no results seen for first the 32bit CP and then onto the 64bit CP with two different VMs.

    The mystery is why it is asking for drivers for physical hardwares to begin with. Typically you expect to see a shared virtual network adapter not a call for Creative as well as NetGear controllers as well as for the main board.
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    Night Hawk - is the host different than the VM? Is one 32 bit and the other 64?

    I'm fairly sure it would have to ask for drivers like that unless there is some kinda magic mojo that happens in that situation I'm unaware of.
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    You wouldn't be able to install the two CPs(x86, x64) on the 32bit 7's install of VM Player which would also be 32bit! I run the 64bit Ultimate as well as the 64bit version of VM Player 4.0 being the latest version for that.

    Ironically the XP Mode went right onto the VMLite Workstation for XP Mode is able to connect as well as any other VM ware except for the CPs. 8 is the only one so far to ever detect and list physical hardwares under "other devices" when looking in the Device Manager.

    As a rule you are generally "not able to" install drivers for physical hardwares when on any VM. This is why the Code 0x0 unable to start error is seen there. But why it's not listing the virtual network adapter instead is the puzzle. The other interesting item to note is the use of the network troubleshooting pointing "drivers for network adapter need to be installed"?!

    The main reason for VM Player over others like VBox is simple. With a click on the player's button you can unmount(disconnect) the external hard drive or flash drive from host OS to use on the VM without even unplugging and replugging them in. That simplifies file transfers onto VM.
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    A couple of ideas:

    1. Have you installed VMWare tools
    2. Post your vmx file
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    I haven't seen the popup for that at all on VM Player 4.0 but have seen it regularly on the VMLite Workstation. The VM install is mainly a reference install anyways since I already have a working dual boot with 7 seeing the CP on a second test drive.
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