Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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Downloaded VHD from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Kop_fPbeg
The system won't boot, stuck on the Windows logo in Legacy BIOS. In UEFI, it says "No compatible bootloader found".
I tried mounting the Hard drive in the PC version of Windows 10 Installer's CMD. When I tried the

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bcdboot c:\windows
command it returns with an error:

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Failure while attempting to create boot files.
I even tried marking all partitions ACTIVE, but no result. What should I try?
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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Why did you try this VB image on VMware ???
VB and VMware has totally different VHD management
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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Then how do I make it boot under UEFI? VirtualBox is extremely slow. VMware is the only fastest hypervisor I know.
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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WinXPFan wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:47 pm
Then how do I make it boot under UEFI? VirtualBox is extremely slow. VMware is the only fastest hypervisor I know.
You can’t. This image was designed to run under Hyper-V in BIOS mode. For some reason it also runs inside VirtualBox.
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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Maybe create boot files for legacy BIOS under VirtualBox, then it'll boot in VMware?
I just would not enable Hyper-V, it'll break VMware's functionality...
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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WinXPFan wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:49 pm
Maybe create boot files for legacy BIOS under VirtualBox, then it'll boot in VMware?
I just would not enable Hyper-V, it'll break VMware's functionality...
It should already have the boot files. No modification is required besides converting the vhd to vmdk.
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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And after you convert it to VMDK, will it boot?
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Re: Trying to Boot Windows 10 Mobile x86 in VMware

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WinXPFan wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:20 am
And after you convert it to VMDK, will it boot?
Not sure. I have not tried this.
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