You attempt to upgrade a Windows 8.x machine on VMWare ESXi5.5 and receive the following error
VMWare SVGA 3D
The display manufacturer hasn’t made your display compatible with Windows 10. Check with the manufacturer for support.
VMWare mentions that ESXi V5.5 through V6.0 provide support (http://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2015/07/windows-10.html).
You can attempt to update your ESXi install to the latest update as per post updating esxi using ssh
If the above step does not work and Windows 10 is not in the version list proceed as follows
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
NB When done on the machine itself takes you to the “media creation tool” download, if from a different OS it may ask you to confirm what ISO and bit (32/64) you are looking for. We recommend you download this tool.
VMware Esxi 5.5
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