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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

  1. #100


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    You can also create a shortcut to the VM. If you open VBox and right click on the VM entry there is a create shortcut selection. That way you don't even need to open the VBox to launch a VM.

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  2. #101


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    The new VirtualBox 4.1.12 seems to work just fine with both the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 8 (guests) on my 64-bit Windows 7 (host) as well.
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  3. #102


    Watford
    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    That was interesting.

    Attempting to install the new GA in normal mode caused W8 to collapse. It installed cleanly in safe mode however and the WDDM driver now works for me.
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  4. #103


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Hi Shawn,

    First off, thank you for the tutorial. Very informative and thorough. However, when i try installing Windows 8, it gets as far as about 85% into the "Expanding Windows files" portion of the setup and then i get an error code and setup cancels.

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    Specs:
    Host
    Win7 Home Premium x64
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    Quad Core i7
    Hardware Virtualization is ON

    Guest
    Win8 Consumer Preview x64
    30GB VHD
    4GB RAM
    4 cores for the processor (execution cap 100%)


    P.S.
    Unrelated, but is there a way to import settings and profile info from our seven forums account? that would make setting our account up quite a bit easier
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  5. #104


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello vv211, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could have either a corrupted ISO or VHD or both. I would recommend to delete the virtual machine and download a new copy of the ISO file, then start completely over to see if that may help.

    If it fails again, then you might see how it does in VMware Player instead.

    VMware Player - Install Windows 8
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  6. #105


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello vv211, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could have either a corrupted ISO or VHD or both. I would recommend to delete the virtual machine and download a new copy of the ISO file, then start completely over to see if that may help.

    If it fails again, then you might see how it does in VMware Player instead.

    VMware Player - Install Windows 8
    Thanks Shawn, I'll give that a try and let you know how it works out. It'll take a while to download though on my connection :P
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  7. #106


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  8. #107


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    FINALLY finished downloading. my parents turn off the internet every night, so almost every time i'd try to resume the next day it would fail.
    got a download manager that didn't do that, so i'll install now and let you know how it went
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  9. #108


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    ok, now it gets past the installing features and the installing updates part, the VM reboots, and then it just stays as a plain blue screen.
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  10. #109


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello vv211,

    Any change from your last post?
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