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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

  1. #30


    Ohio - USA
    Posts : 31
    Win 8 Pro.1 w/ media center (Both)


    I have found that VituralBox is kinda laggy, Im sure this is normal because its all virtual but is there anyway to fix it?

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  2. #31


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ZenixNet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It's really based on how fast your system is. You could add more memory to be used in the VM's settings in VirtualBox to help speed things up some more, but don't leave your system high and dry or it will be slow.

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    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #32


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by mckiss View Post
    Under Windows 7 professional 32 bit I've had to check "Enable IO APIC" under System Tab to let Win 8 64 boot... Anyone else?
    Hello Mckiss, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I noticed that my 64-bit VM's had this checked by default, and that my 32-bit VM's do not have it checked. This is all on my 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate (host).
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2011 at 16:56.
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  4. #33


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


    I'm running it in 768MB and it's just usable.
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  5. #34


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    I have my 32-bit VMs running with 3072MB (3GB) and 64-bit VMs 4096MB (4GB), and they run pretty good for me. I do have 12GB total for the system though.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 10
    nglgal decessors


    Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\Leimone\Desktop\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English.iso.
    Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\Leimone\Desktop\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).
    Result Code: VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)
    Component: Medium
    Interface: IMedium {53f9cc0c-e0fd-40a5-a404-a7a5272082cd}
    Callee: IVirtualBox {c28be65f-1a8f-43b4-81f1-eb60cb516e66}


    Do you know what he problem is?
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  7. #36


    Posts : 21,824
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Leimone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Have you tried the 32-bit ISO instead to see how it works?
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  8. #37


    Posts : 10
    nglgal decessors


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

    Have you tried the 32-bit ISO instead to see how it works?
    Same problem
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  9. #38


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


    There is a forum in the VirtualBox Community which may be useful to some virtualbox.org • View topic - Windows 8?
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  10. #39


    Microsoft are reporting the following virtual enviroments working with windows eight, if the vbox doesn't work for you then you could try the 30 trial of vmware workstation.

    Functional:

    • Hyper-V in Windows 8 Developer Preview
    • Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2
    • VMware Workstation 8.0 for Windows
    • VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows
    Non-functional:

    • Microsoft Virtual PC (all versions)
    • Microsoft Virtual Server (all versions)
    • Windows 7 XP Mode
    • VMWare Workstation 7.x or older
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