Windows 8 installation error: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED


I downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/ and tried to install on Virtual PC, but got the following error.

Your PC ran in to a problem that it couldn’t handle,and now it needs to restart.

You can search for the error online: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

I also tried VMWare Player, but to no avail.

To fix this problem you need to use VirtualBox or VMWare Workstation 8.

Try these and you will be up and running Windows 8 Developer Preview :)

[Note: This post is about Windows Developer Preview. Microsoft has now launched Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You can see my post on it at https://mjawaid.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/windows-8-consumer-preview-2/]

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