Spanish Error when Installing SharePoint 2013 Server on a VM

I’m in the process of installing SharePoint Server 2013 on a VMWare machine, with Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1.  After I’ve installed all the pre-requisites, I start to install the server itself. That’s when I get a cute Spanish error message:

In case you need more detail, it says:

Error 1335. El archivo.CAV “Proof.CAB” que se necesita para esta
instalacon esta danado o no se puede usar. Esto puede indicar un error de 
red, un error al leer desde el CD-ROM, o un problema con esta paquete.

Hopefully that’s more ‘search engine’ friendly than the image.

I don’t speak Spanish, but I can tell you that it simply means that the VM can’t see your CD drive properly. Super easy to fix. All I did, was use the *.ISO file as the CD drive, and you can see how to do this in the image below:

Once you do this, you can proceed to install SharePoint 2013. Good luck!

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