VMWare Fusion and Windows 7 64-bit.. Blue Screen

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kolax, May 13, 2009.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    Just did a fresh install of Windows 7 RC onto my Boot Camp partition. Using VMWare's Fusion (v2.0.4) to load Windows 7 up on my Mac. However, it blue screens as soon as the Windows 7 logo appears during boot.

    I have it set up to emulate "Windows 2008 Server x64" as detailed in VMWare's post to get Windows 7 working.

    What's going on..? Any ideas how I can sort this out?
     
  2. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    I don't know about using VMWare to run the bootcamp install of Windows 7. I've only run it with VMWare using a virtual machine only. I've left my bootcamp of XP alone.
     
  3. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    kolax

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    Installed the latest Parallels Desktop that has Windows 7 experimental support and its working fine. Glad I only tried the trial of VMWare..!
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Using an installation off of your hard disk within a virtual machine has usually had some compatibility issues with the latest versions of Windows.
     
  5. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    kolax

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    I've always ran Windows XP off my Boot Camp partition - but I've been running Windows 7 off my partition for the past hour, and had no problems.

    Not sure what the issue was with VMWare.. others have no issues at all.
     

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