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Vista Beta 1 On Virtual PC

Thursday, July 28, 2005

I wanted to try the Vista beta on a fresh Virtual PC this evening, but setup doesn’t cooperate.

Here is how I worked around it:

When you get to the “Install Windows” screen, press Shift+F10 toopen a command prompt. Type DISKPART at the prompt and use the following commands.

select disk 0 
create partition primary 
select volume 1 
format fs=ntfs label="vista" 

After this I typedEXIT to leave the utility, reset the VPC, and started the installation again.

If everything looks good, I’ll cross my fingers and install on my non-virtual laptop over the weekend.