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I just bought a laptop HP Pavillon tx2525nr with Windows Vista Ultimate and I can't install the Microsoft VM software. Something is blocking the installation Without it I can't run correctly the Consulworks Mobile Platform of my office.
A technician from my office help me with the setup of the Mobile Platform but can't find the answer. I have the Mobile Platform installed in another computer that uses Windiws XP and no problem with the downloading of Microsoft VM. Need help. Thanks.

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  • rlleonart Sep 03, 2008

    The answer to both questions from Ekse in the first solution is NO.



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Hi,

A possibility that you need to turn off temporarily your antivirus and/or firewall during the installation period.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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On the VM installation right click on it then click on RUN as administartor , so the computer will know that you're the administarto that is installing it..

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Take a look at this website see if it helps, remember Longhorn was the prerelease name of Vista:
http://www.longhorncorner.com/UploadFile/ssrinivas/ware04082005065424AM/ware.aspx

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Hello, do you receave a error code in the setup, also have a look into the event viewer are there errors there?
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Ekse

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  • Ekse Sep 03, 2008

    Please clarify what you are prefering to with microsoft VM - java virtual machine?

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