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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

  1. #60


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    In preparation for the Beta I made a trial installation of vBox 4.1.8. on my laptop. Both the Win8 DE and the extensions. What I am unable to install are the Guest Additions. It always hangs up on the PnP driver and aborts.

    Because of that I also cannot set my screen to more than 800x600. Any bigger resolution works but then the screen shows only partly and the whole bottom of the screen disappears.

    Anybody have an idea what I can try with that.

    Hello Wolfgang,

    Did you install with the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 ISO? I'll be happy to test the vBox 4.1.8 on my system for this.

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  2. #61


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    My Win7 is 64bit but the Win8 .iso is 32bit. Do you think it would work better with the 64bit Win8 - if yes, it would be no problem to install that instead.

    I usually have no problem with vBox. But up to now I only used the Win7 Beta and a bunch of Linux distros. This problem, however, baffles me a bit. Thanks for your help but I do not want you to have to make a whole test installation for me. You have more important things to do - like watching dumbug tutorial; posters - LOL.
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  3. #62


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem. If a issue is reported, I like to investigate it as much as possible.

    Looks like there is an issue with not being able to install the "Guest Additions" in VirtualBox 4.1.8. Do to the error in the screenshot below, it will not finish and aborts. I got this error ony with the 32-bit Windows 8.

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    The "Guest Additions" for the 64-bit Windows 8 installed without issue. I have this running in 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, so it looks like in VirtualBox 4.1.8 you'll have to use a 64-bit Windows 8 (VM guest) with a 64-bit Windows 7 (host computer).



    You might need to drag the borders of the VM to fit the screen resolution you set in the VM.
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  4. #63


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, that was the exact same error sequence I got. I will use the 64bit. Thank you Shawn. You are a real friend.
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  5. #64


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Wolfgang. Hopefully the next release of VirtualBox will sort this minor issue.
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  6. #65


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Now I got a bit further with the 64bit version. I was able to install the guest additions. But I am still on the 800x600 screen. When I set it bigger (which is possible), a big part of the screen disappears on the bottom.

    The screen is described as a 'Generic non-PnP monitor'. I was trying to update the driver. But I got the usual message saying that the driver is up-to-date. Pulling on the sides did not help either. All I get is white spaces on the sides.
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  7. #66


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see how clicking on View (menu bar), and see how using Switch to Scale Mode (Right CTRL + C) may work for you.

    Personally, I like VMware Player better.
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  8. #67


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


    There is currently a problem with the latest release of VMPlayer in that it cannot install any guest additions Linux or Windows.
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  9. #68


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you Keith.

    Hopefully they'll get it sorted soon.
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  10. #69


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


    You may want to monitor this SF thread. http://www.sevenforums.com/virtualiz...te-server.html
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