1.    25 Jan 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Windows 7

    Windows 10 (V:9926) Hangs On Install (MS Virtual PC)


    Hello there!
    I am a Windows 7 user and as soon as I found out that users of 7 and above could get the Windows 10 upgrade for free, I immediately downloaded an ISO image to boot and install with.

    For now, I like my PC as is so anything that comes to testing, I use Microsoft Virtual PC. I have used countless ISO images in the past to install with VPC, all of which have worked. I'm having a particular problem with Windows 10 installing on my virtual PC.

    I downloaded the 64-bit version of the ISO from the Microsoft website.. (Forgetting that my VPC only handles x86 versions, even though my host PC is a 64-bit machine!) I loaded up the ISO and got the error that is displayed in the first image. I figured that I should go ahead and download the x86 version, so I did. I got yet another error.

    Only this time, it would just hang on the first screen (The black screen with the blue Windows 10 logo...) Any users of MS Virtual PC would know that if something is going on, the hard drive icon would flash in the bottom left hand side, this wasn't happening. Neither was the CD icon doing anything. I have tried completely deleting the VM and starting again, no luck. Images of the disk/CD activity is down below...

    Help please?

    -Tamzin. (Call me Tamz or Tammy if it is easier for you


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  2.    25 Jan 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Are you sure it's hanging? It takes a LONG time to install and stays on that screen for a long time.... 20-30 minutes sometimes...
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  3.    25 Jan 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot

    Try VMPlayer it works on there.
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  4.    25 Jan 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Mystere (Nice name by the way!) I'm sure it's hanging, as I'm getting no disk activity or any sign that it's still doing something.
    Also, Banger, I will download a fresh copy of the 32-bit version and try again with Virtual PC. If not, I'll try your suggestion. I'll post back with some results tomorrow, thanks everybody
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  5.    25 Jan 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Your method seemed to work, banger! Thanks very much. I'll be sure to open another thread with anymore problems I may encounter.

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  6.    25 Jan 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
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    Windows 10 Build 14267

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamzin View Post
    Your method seemed to work, banger! Thanks very much. I'll be sure to open another thread with anymore problems I may encounter.

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    Good that things went right for you. Good luck !


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  7.    26 Jan 2015 #7

    Hi there.

    Virtual PC is really OLD now --I'd get rid of it and install W10 in a VMware player (free) VM. Works much better.

    Note -if you choose vmplayer 7 (latest version) it IS still free for home users but will only run on x-64 bit machines. (You can install x-86 guests though). Otherwise use release 6.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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