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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

  1. #40


    Posts : 10
    nglgal decessors


    When I'm trying to install Windows 8 on VMWare WOrkstation 8.0 it fails during the install and tells me to type in a Product Key
    Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattend answer file.

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  2. #41


    That's odd!!

    Have a look at the tutorial for vmware here and see if it does anythng different to ahat you have - Install Windows 8 Dev Preview in VMware Workstation - AfterDawn
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  3. #42


    Posts : 10
    nglgal decessors


    Alright, that fixed the Product Key problem.
    Now when I'm installing it's trying to find Media Drivers, and I have to manually find them.
    What is this?

    Anyone?

    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2011 at 09:48. Reason: merged
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  4. #43


    I've no idea, mine installed without a problem.
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  5. #44


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Professional 32 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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).
    Hello Brink,

    strange enough it's always disabled for me and always necessary to boot windows 8 (behave differently for 32 and 64 bit, but with the same result: unable to boot)...
    Last edited by Brink; 17 Sep 2011 at 16:56.
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  6. #45


    Posts : 3
    Vista/7


    Ok, so I don't have hardware virtualisation so Virtualbox failed for me.

    Tried vmware workstation 7, also failed

    Tried vmware workstation 8 (which i didnt even know had been released) and it gave me leimones product key error.
    Fixed that by not selecting a disk image when creating a new vm (but filling out everything else in normally, win7 ect), then selecting the disk image in the settings.

    So now thats booting.
    EDIT: HEEEEEEELLL YES IT WORKS. Installing vmware tools.
    Wow, microsoft did a really good job. Who would have thunk?

    Btw I am running 32 bit Windows 8 on a 64bit Windows vista host.
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  7. #46


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Running mine on a MacBook Pro with VMware Fusion 4 with no problems at all. Going to take some getting used to.
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  8. #47


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8 64 bit


    neatly explained..very nice..thanks Shawn.
    Last edited by onlytanmoy; 20 Sep 2011 at 09:23. Reason: typo
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  9. #48


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


    Now running mine on VMWare Player V4 which my player was upgraded to today. Follow the instructions for Workstation 8 and it works nicely. At last I have it in 16:9.
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  10. #49


    Posts : 21,823
    64-bit Windows 10


    Tutorial has been updated to include how to Install Guest Additions from step 18 on for a Windows 8 Developer Preview VirtualBox VM.
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