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 PostPost subject: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:57 pm 
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Has anyone got 4039 to install sucessfully on VMWare Workstation v6.5. When I boot it just stays at the boot screen on the CD. The bars move but that's it.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:58 pm 
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Make sure you use the patched version ;)
I had no problems with booting it in VMWare however i use the Server (free) version.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:03 pm 
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I forgot to mention that yes, it is patched. The CRC comes out to the same as listed in the patch NFO. What settings did you use to get it to install?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:10 pm 
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I don't remember to change anything else than RAM size. I still have the VM so that's it:
Memory: 512 MB
8GB Hard Disk at SCSI 0:0
CD-ROM at IDE 1:0
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Bridged Ethernet
1 CPU

And the CPU in my computer is Pentium D 2.8 GHz.
Also, i still use old version of VMWare Server - 1.0.3. (i think it was made arround Workstation 6.0)

EDIT: oh and in the wizard i selected the OS is Windows Vista.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:13 pm 
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The odd thing is this boots up perfectly fine in Virtual PC 2007. Hmm. I'm also on Win7 7000 x64 so this could have something to do with it.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:11 pm 
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I do think it's a compatibility issue in 6.5.

If you were to install it in 6.0, it works, but it flatly refuses to boot in 6.5. Even if you try the hardware compatibility modes setting the VM version to an older version, it still won't boot.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Maybe you can try attaching a second ISO with the PE of a different build like 4008.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:43 pm 
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TheWahbinator wrote:
Maybe you can try attaching a second ISO with the PE of a different build like 4008.


Well, I tried something similar to that. I had a VM with 3683 installed. I booted into and ran the setup but it still does the same thing on the next boot.

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I do think it's a compatibility issue in 6.5.

If you were to install it in 6.0, it works, but it flatly refuses to boot in 6.5. Even if you try the hardware compatibility modes setting the VM version to an older version, it still won't boot.


I'll try v6.0 and let you guys know the results.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:13 am 
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Installing okay so far on v6.0.5. Thanks for the advice!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:41 am 
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Now I have a new error. Everything installed fine except on first boot it wants me to immediately activate. There's pretty much no way to activate these builds anymore wether you have a legitimate serial # or not. I can't even boot into safe mode to apply a "workaround" to at least let me play with the build. Safe mode gives an error about endpoints. I tried mounting the virtual disk as a local drive in my host OS and applied a winlogon.exe workaround from 4053/4074 (the 400kb version) and that just makes it sit there at "Please Wait..." and trying the WPAEvents trick by manually loading the SOFTWARE HIVE into my host OS registry just makes it boot up and says Windows is already activated. then you hit okay and it just logs you back off. how did anyone get this build to work properly? I tried the install date of 08-27-03.

EDIT: Changing the Product Key does not give you more days either.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:58 am 
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Try this winlogin.exe file: http://rs292.rapidshare.com/files/88320 ... rn4039.rar Or try setting the BIOS date to 08-28-2003

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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:14 am 
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Your winlogon.exe and desksrv.dll has worked great. Thanks for such a quick response. Did you make this yourself? If so, could you explain how it was done? I would love to know what calls to look for to make these patches myself. The older longhorn patches use the wpaevents which I believe doesn't work very well. Obviously it didn't for my situation. Would be nice to completely bypass it.

If you didn't make this do you know who did? I like to archive my cracks by author.

Thanks again!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:19 pm 
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If Thlump posted the same crack as i have, it was made by Peteski as far as i remember.
It cheats Windows that it starts in safe mode or something like that.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Yeh, they work in the same way the old XP activation cracks work, XP patchers will even work with some Longhorn builds - depending on whether safe mode works on them (safe mode is broken in many builds).

Peteski's method is slightly different I believe, in that it still works on builds with broken safe modes. He just uses a plain old hex editor to patch the builds.

And I also believe Peter's the only person to have patched the 4066 build, so the cracks are probably his.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Longhorn 4039 and VMWare Workstation v6.5        Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:05 am 
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Your winlogon.exe and desksrv.dll has worked great. Thanks for such a quick response. Did you make this yourself? If so, could you explain how it was done? I would love to know what calls to look for to make these patches myself. The older longhorn patches use the wpaevents which I believe doesn't work very well. Obviously it didn't for my situation. Would be nice to completely bypass it.

If you didn't make this do you know who did? I like to archive my cracks by author.

Thanks again!

Sadly, no. I found the link while I was browsing through a bunch of Longhorn 4039 topics in BA, and that topic didn't have the author... Anyway, if you didn't know desksrv.dll is used to enable Aero Glass but won't work in a VM.

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In some builds you can using the DirectX 9.0c emulator in VMWare 6.5 :wink:


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