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HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED attempting to install Win 8 Pro in Win 7 Virtual PC RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to learn Windows 8 Pro, but it can't be installed in Win 7 Ultimate (x64) Virtual PC.  Attempting to install the 32-but version of Win 8 Pro fails early with a blue screen HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED.

    I'm using the technet download en_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417.iso I downloaded two nights ago.  With the retail version of Windows 8 being released so soon, why can't I test it on Virtual PC?  Does Microsoft require that I buy a new Windows 8 computer before I take Windows 8 for a spin?


    - Michael Faklis

    • Moved by Ronnie VernonMVP Tuesday, August 21, 2012 9:46 PM Moved (From:Windows 8 Pre-release)
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 4:32 PM

Answers

  • You can't use Windows 8 in Virtual Pc, you must use Hyper-V, Virtualbox or VMWare (Workstation or player)

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael Faklis Friday, August 24, 2012 7:44 PM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:33 PM

All replies

  • You can't use Windows 8 in Virtual Pc, you must use Hyper-V, Virtualbox or VMWare (Workstation or player)

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Michael Faklis Friday, August 24, 2012 7:44 PM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:33 PM
  • Hi,

    The following post discussed a similar issue, you can refer to:

    Windows 8 on Windows 7
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprovirt/thread/b54aea39-c46f-4963-ae50-4abd62cf06c9/

     

    • Proposed as answer by Vincent Hu Friday, August 24, 2012 8:50 AM
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:43 AM
  • Could solve this problem by turning off the virtual machine and changing the configuration of the processor 2 to 1, and the memory of 8 to 3 * 1024 * 1024. After that I applied the settings and virtual machine started norlmalmente.

    Atenciosamente, Dennes Menezes Desenvolvedor de Sistemas

    Monday, July 15, 2013 1:49 PM