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    WTH is Windows Logo test?

    OK here is a brief history, while on an Airport last week I bought a Linux magazine with two distros (Suse 11.1 & Sabayon 4) thrown in as a freebie.
    Since I have nothing much to do in office today I decided to give Suse a spin. The company policy forbids me to install any other OS other than Windows. I thought to install Virtualbox but WTH Windows is screaming as if I am going to detonate an Atom Bomb saying Virtualbox has failed the Logo(!) test.

    Any ideas please!
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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    What version of Windows is it?

    Also, consider moving this to General Help subforum, as it is a support request.

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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    Oops...Mods kindly move it.

    BTW its XP
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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    Do you have a "proceed anyway" or "continue" option, or does it force you to cancel the installation?

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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    Sounds like the IT people don't want you installing untrusted applications. If you can justify installing the application then I suggest you speak to them.

    Most IT departments don't really want the user having full control of a computer because most users don't know enough about security and malware.

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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    ^^ Since its a laptop I have the admin rights for this machine.

    It did give "Proceed anyway" option & after 5 warnings I was able to install virtual box. However I was wondering what this warning was...? Does M$ hate freeware(s) from Sun so much...?
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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsie View Post
    Sounds like the IT people don't want you installing untrusted applications. If you can justify installing the application then I suggest you speak to them.

    Most IT departments don't really want the user having full control of a computer because most users don't know enough about security and malware.
    a relative is not able to at least ge a version of IE with tabs on his work machine

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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    Quote Originally Posted by amitabhishek View Post
    ^^ Since its a laptop I have the admin rights for this machine.

    It did give "Proceed anyway" option & after 5 warnings I was able to install virtual box. However I was wondering what this warning was...? Does M$ hate freeware(s) from Sun so much...?
    More likely than not the warnings you saw were in regards to unsigned device drivers that Microsoft couldn't certify. Sun didn't provide a driver that Microsoft could verify compatibility with.

    That warning is actually for your protection so you know what drivers are certified to work with Windows. As it stands, you should be fine.

    And no, Microsoft doesn't hate freeware that much to put up a warning about it... otherwise 95% of the software on my laptop would throw up a funky warning during installation.

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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    This is an unsigned driver basically has microsoft hasnt put there made for windows vista xp 98 blah blah
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    Re: WTH is Windows Logo test?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrbJinzo View Post
    This is an unsigned driver basically has microsoft hasnt put there made for windows vista xp 98 blah blah
    Seconded. Just Install anyway.

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