Installing win2008 Hyper V on my Lenovo T61p machine : Operating System part


As a step 1 in my lab, I had to install windows 2008 on my physical machine and also activate the HyperV role.

First of all, I wanted to have a very stable machine so started Windowsupdate. After a few updates, my OS was not that good :

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As a matter of fact, I had some serious hardware recognition problems, and more precisely, win2008 was not able to detect and install the different components.

As you can see in the screenshot I had 2 different errors : "Base System Device" error and "unknown device".

First, I went on lenovo download site and installed their "Lenovo ThinkVantage System Update". Once installed, this tool generated by fist problem : my machine was detected as a "Windows Vista/FR" but I am running a "Windows2008/US" Operating system.

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Online, I can see that Lenovo do not provide any driver for Windows 2008, so I crossed my fingers to see these Vista updates as solution for my problems.

The second problem was the amount of file to download, and the very poor response time. It took me 5 hours to download these files :

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After a few reboots and a few other "System update" downloads, I reduced the number of problems but not all of them. Windows 2008 "problem reports and solution" still have some problems to identify the solution.

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At that level I considered that I did the best.. and started to play with my machine... and see where it leads.


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