Using Oracle Virtual Box to boot Windows 8 from within windows 7
I think others must have come across this problem......
Windows 8 requires at least 1024 x768 screen res to run & activate metro icons, whereas Windows XP in Virtual Box mode ,works happily on 800x600 resolution.
Because of this Windows 8 anomaly the whole of the screen cannot be viewed within Win 7 system, so lower positioned icons and the start menu are not seen, or the start button which I have installed.
Also in XP the mouse can be taken out of the virtual area to resize the screen ( using 800 x600 res) this cannot be done in Res 1024 x768 in Windows 8.
I have experimented in dual booting Windows 7 and 8, but it will not work properly when "Rollback" software is installed.
Does anyone know the answer.?
System Manufacturer/Model Number Self built OS Windows 7 64 bit CPU I5 Intel Pentium 2500K Motherboard Asus P8P67 Rev 3.1 Memory Kingston 16 GB Graphics Card AMD H6770 1GB Sound Card Onboard Monitor(s) Displays AOC 18" Screen Resolution 1366 x768
Keyboard Wireless MSoft 6000 Mouse Wireless car non Microsoft PSU 750 watts OCZ Case ICute Silver Cooling BE Quiet Dark Rock Advanced Overclocker Heatsink Hard Drives 5 Samsung /Hitachi drives ...inc 2 external backups
2 TB total Internet Speed 60 Meg