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Just applied the April 10, 2018 MS patches to a pair of Windows 2008 R2 servers running under VMWare Workstation 7.1.6 build-744570. Host is a Dell Precision 4800, 32GB, i74800MQ CPU with Win7 pro. Both server instances bluescreen when starting: "STOP: 0x0000007E" then reboot into the recovery console. Link to screenshot on IMGUR. Options in recovery mode are:

  • System Image Recovery (not an option - I don't have any)
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic
  • Command Prompt

Rebooting the VM brings me right back to the recovery mode. I think the KB notes for KB4093118 and KB4093108 indicate possible stop problems: "Stop error on PCs that don't support SIMD or SSE2". I don't know how to verify those might be my problem.

Has anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?

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Upgrade your VMWare Workstation, we had our ESXI 4.1 environment have this issue this morning, migrating the VMs to a ESXI 5.5 host resolved the issue.

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