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Cannot install Server 2012 – The file may be corrupt or missing. Error code:0x80070570

For disclosure – No such issues on VMWare Workstation 9 and i got the ISO to eventually install on the old desktop by burning it at 4x…… I could not however get it to install on Workstation 8 without enabling the VT extensions.


While trying to install Server 2012 on both VMWare Workstation 8 and an oldish desktop, I found myself repeatedly running into: “Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570”.


Various online resources blamed ISO’s, bad memory etc. But seemed odd that i saw the same message on old desktop and VM and listed out what these two machines were missing that the server i had installed it on successfully did have…. Then i realised, VT extensions.

So i went into the VM properties (see picture below), enabled virtualisatin of VT extensions and lo and behold a successful install in VMWare Workstation.