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    Trouble getting started


    I'm a newbie here but not new to beta testing, VMs, etc.

    So when I read that 7955 will not run on VMware I got VirutalBox and installed that. My first attempt to install Windows 8 went down in flames with the black screen and some garbled text. I set VBox to Windows 7 and booted from the ISO image. All went well until the reboot. :sad:

    Are there any particular settings in VirtualBox that I should use for this VM? Am I missing something else?

    I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere - I can't find the answer if it's here.

    Thanks in advance for the help!
    Last edited by TerryE; 10 May 2011 at 16:42. Reason: One of these days I will learn to type!

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  2. #2


    Hi TerryE,

    Try taking a look at this post and see if this helps...
    Windows 8 - 7955 Leaked

    :thumbs:

    Regards,
    JDobbsy1987
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    Thanks - trying it now and I'll let you know how it goes.

    ---------- Post added at 01:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:27 AM ----------

    No such luck ...

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  4. #4


    It's strange. I had no problems with VirtualBox and Win8
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  5. #5


    Yeah, it seems to work for some folks but not for everyone. Maybe next time ...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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