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XP Pro on VM?

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XP Pro on VM?

Tyharo
I found an XP Pro CD in my closet a few days ago and have been trying to install it on my virtual machine. When I try to Install it it gets hung up at copying files, certain files wont copy and I haven't tried actually installing it because i would think it would because of the files that were not copied. Any idea how I could get this to install correctly? Im using oracle virtual machine.
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    OH Smeg

    Is the data side of the disc clean?

    Are there any marks that are not actually on the Disc Surface showing on the Data Side of the Disc?

    Is this a Manufactured or Recorded Disc?

    Is this Disc a M$ Branded Install Disc or a System Makers Recovery Disc?

    However generally speaking Windows Installer Hanging up being unable to locate Files is a sign of Timing Issues with RAM which only affects the Install Procedure not the actual running of the system once you get Windows Installed.

    Have you tried coping the Install Disc to a USB Thumb Drive and installing it that way?

    Col

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    markp24

    hey "is the disc clean" thats my line....LOL Just kidding

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    OH Smeg

    Mark

    Beat you to it Na Na Na Na. :^0

    Col

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    markp24

    so not fair :-P

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    Tyharo

    iIts an original XP pro CD not pirated, and the disk is clean. Im gonna try to make an iso image of the CD.

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    Tyharo

    I did a thorough clean of the CD and now it works... I feel dumb that Ive asked this question now. Thank you OH Smeg

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    markp24

    hi

    dont feel bad, we all have had this issue :-)

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    OH Smeg

    Tyharo

    How do you think it is that we are so hard on Clean Disc's?

    We've all been caught out by a dirty Disc and most of us more than once so we now know to check everything and then recheck.

    OH and BTW I wasn't implying that you had a Pirate Disc just that many current generation computers require you to Burn a Recovery Set which may be useless if not stored correctly and in Business many of us use Burnt Disc's as the cost of replacing an Original is quite high and they are easily lost damaged so we burn a Install Disc and keep the Original Safe till we need to burn another copy.

    With Volume License Product we get 1 Install Disc per program and these can be licensed to several thousand systems.

    Col

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    OH Smeg

    Is the data side of the disc clean?

    Are there any marks that are not actually on the Disc Surface showing on the Data Side of the Disc?

    Is this a Manufactured or Recorded Disc?

    Is this Disc a M$ Branded Install Disc or a System Makers Recovery Disc?

    However generally speaking Windows Installer Hanging up being unable to locate Files is a sign of Timing Issues with RAM which only affects the Install Procedure not the actual running of the system once you get Windows Installed.

    Have you tried coping the Install Disc to a USB Thumb Drive and installing it that way?

    Col

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    markp24

    hey "is the disc clean" thats my line....LOL Just kidding

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    OH Smeg

    Mark

    Beat you to it Na Na Na Na. :^0

    Col

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    markp24

    so not fair :-P

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    Tyharo

    iIts an original XP pro CD not pirated, and the disk is clean. Im gonna try to make an iso image of the CD.

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    Tyharo

    I did a thorough clean of the CD and now it works... I feel dumb that Ive asked this question now. Thank you OH Smeg

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    markp24

    hi

    dont feel bad, we all have had this issue :-)

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    OH Smeg

    Tyharo

    How do you think it is that we are so hard on Clean Disc's?

    We've all been caught out by a dirty Disc and most of us more than once so we now know to check everything and then recheck.

    OH and BTW I wasn't implying that you had a Pirate Disc just that many current generation computers require you to Burn a Recovery Set which may be useless if not stored correctly and in Business many of us use Burnt Disc's as the cost of replacing an Original is quite high and they are easily lost damaged so we burn a Install Disc and keep the Original Safe till we need to burn another copy.

    With Volume License Product we get 1 Install Disc per program and these can be licensed to several thousand systems.

    Col