Category: Microsoft

Booting Windows Server 2012 under VMware Workstation 8

Still not having much luck with getting Windows Server 2012 to boot under VMware Workstation 8. The failure during booting it in a Virtual Machine is below.

A little annoying to say the least. I’ll eventually work it out I am sure, have tried a number of the suggested workarounds and nothing has worked so far. I guess I will get more motivated eventually.

Windows Server 2012

I downloaded the Windows Server 2012 RC and can’t even get it to boot in VMware Workstation 8.

Not figured out why yet, but will have to do more research. Really want to take a peek to see what’s new.

Any ways..

Firmware upgrade on motherboard renders Windows 7 boot with BSOD

I upgraded my motherboard firmware, and thought nothing of it. Turns out I should of been more concerned. Windows 7 now won’t boot and produces a blue screen of death (BSOD). Followed by the automatic reboot.

Oh well, been wanting to reinstall the Intel i5 system now for a few weeks on the account of some USB audio headset issues. So if the reinstall doesn’t resolve that fault, I will render the USB audio headset to the bin, and buy a new one.

Guess I got a bit of work ahead of me this week each evening. Glad I got a 2nd drive in the system, currently reinstalling onto it, and will pull the little data I had on the old system drive. Anything else needed is already on the 2Tb data drive in the system, which is not affected by the reinstall anyways.

Microsoft now a leader in x86 Virtualization.

It would appear Microsoft HyperV is now considered a leader by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Virtualization Infrastructure.

I must say I am not really surprised this might of happen, others might laugh or poke fun at it, but I knew like others Virtualization no matter the vendor would get more important as time went on. In fact I even thought Microsoft would gain more ground in this space, which was the primary reason I completed and attempted the MCITP for Virtualization last year.

Well done to Microsoft. You find the original link from the blog poster over at the following site here.