Win7 in VMWare in OS 10.6.6

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by trhansen, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. trhansen

    trhansen MDL Novice

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    Can someone please help a newbee out here?

    I'm running OS 10.6.6.
    Installed VMWare Fusion 3.1.2 (activated by keygen)
    Installed OEM version of Win7.
    How do I activate Win7??

    When trying different Bootloaders, that has been working flawlessly on "normal" installations (non-virtualized), the bootloader won't install. Error=wrong os etc.
    I suppose I have to do something about the vmware bios file.
    I've tried to follow:
    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/11843-VMware-Fusion-3.0-SLIC-Hack-Mac-OS-X-Thread
    , but but can't seem to find the correct file .vmx file

    What can I possibly do wrong? A lot, I assume...
     
  2. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

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    The vmx file must be in the dir where you created the Windows 7 VM.

     
  3. trhansen

    trhansen MDL Novice

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    Exactly, but I can only see "template.vmx" and default.vmx there. Those files are created the same time as when I made the Win7 installation, so it could be one of them. How can I identify the correct file? Any certain entries in the file to look for?
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It is just a text file, open it with text editor & see.
    It would not be template.vmx

    Do you have problems running spotlight search for *.vmx also?

    sebus
     
  5. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

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    One of the entries could be:
    there is also a .nvram............ vmdk (=virtual disk) in your dir
     
  6. trhansen

    trhansen MDL Novice

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    I found the vmx.file and are able edit it.
    I guess I need the file "bios440.slic.rom". Where can I download it?
    Should I just copy this file into the same folder as the window 7.vmx file, edit the .vmx file and restart Windows?
    Should I run some kind of Loader app afterwards?
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Here, you have the Dell modded BIOS

    Right click on Windows 7 x64.vmx or what ever the .vmx file is and open with textEdit. Add line:
    bios440.filename = "bios440.slic.rom" (or whatever you called it)
    save and close.

    In Win 7 install OEM SLP key & Dell certificate

    Job done

    sebus
     
  8. trhansen

    trhansen MDL Novice

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    I'm sorry for my ignorance! But where to get OEM SLP key and the Dell certificate ?
     
  9. woebetide

    woebetide MDL Member

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    Read the sticky threads under Windows 7!
    Also the opa tool

    ;)
     
  10. trhansen

    trhansen MDL Novice

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    Hi all.

    Thanks for your help.
    I got the rom collection.
    Choose DELL_315.rom and insertet it in the VMWare package.
    Modified the windows 7.vmx file with bios315_filename = "DELL_315.ram"
    Started Win7.
    Ran the Windows7Loader by Daz.
    Windows updated all ms packages except KB971033 :)
    Seems perfect now.
     
  11. MC_RINGBEARER

    MC_RINGBEARER MDL Novice

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    I have spent hours going from all the various sites I have OPA, I have the certificates, I have the keys, I have the ROM files. I first tried the loader from Daz, it says unsupported OS. I installed from a legit Retail copy of Windows 7 Pro iso (from MSDN in fact)

    after I insert
    bios440.filename = "bios440.slic.rom
    into the VMX file, after restarting I get a dialog from Fusion "Dictionary error".
    The rom file is in the same root folder as the VMX file in the VMs package.
     
  12. MC_RINGBEARER

    MC_RINGBEARER MDL Novice

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    Nevermind, forgot the last ending quote!!! Instead of using OPA, I ran Windows Loader by DAZ and that seemed to work fine.