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Using Oracle Virtual Box to boot Windows 8 from within windows 7

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Using Oracle Virtual Box to boot Windows 8 from within windows 7


    Hi
    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.?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts : 15
    Win 7 HP SP1 64 bit, Win 8 CP in VirtualBox
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Using Oracle Virtual Box to boot Windows 8 from within windows 7

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