Last week I was trying to install the Windows 8 Developers Preview using the VMware and i found many issues while doing it. One thing i came to know, if u keep your computer updated to the latest software, you will be able to update to Windows 8.
HAL_INITIALIZATION__FAILED seems to be the most common error which even i got . Whatever it is whether 32 bit or 64 bit maximum people face this issue and the following screen.
I was not sure how should i handle these errors , reason being this OS is completely new still i managed to do somethings which enabled me to install it successfully.
- I thought of re-downloading the setup of Windows 8 but i read some where that it wont help.
- Then the next thing i had to do was to update to VMware 8.0 and use it.
- I did the same , and guess what it actually worked for me
- But later it did ask for some serial keys which was actually unbelievable because a developers preview cannot have a serial key.
- Later I tried using the VHM for Windows 7 and it did worked for me.
I must say, Windows 8 is going to change the world.
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