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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

  1. #80


    Posts : 240
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by antares View Post
    I have VirtualBox installed in a Windows XP 32bit OS machine with a 32bit CPU (old Pentium 4). Can I install Windows 8 (32bit) in the Virtual Box? Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Antares, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, you should be able to.
    Quote Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
    Don't forget Shawn that there is a problem with guest additions with W8CP 32-bt in Virtualbox so it won't run very well.
    The reason for my post is that I was unable to install it, the installation halts with a frozen screen right from the start (a fish inside a pond with bubbles) and after a while a BSOD shows up with the following message:

    Windows Recovery Environment
    Your PC needs to be repaired
    An unexpected error has occurred.
    Error code: Oxc0000260
    You'll need to use the recover/ tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.
    Press Enter to try again
    Press F8 for alternate boot options


    If I press ENTER or F8 it won't do anything, just show the same BSOD.
    Last edited by antares; 02 Mar 2012 at 05:43.

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  2. #81


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    That seems to be a Windows 8 installer special. I had this problem too - both when trying to install in vBox and also when I used a partition. But after a few tries the fish unfroze.
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  3. #82


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Here is an interesting WEI comparison of Win8 in Virtual Box and Win7 native

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  4. #83


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    After Step 16 I get this error:

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    After a couple more attempts, it goes to the fish then immediately shows the error.

    EDIT: This worked for me
    How to solve error 0xc0000260 in Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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  5. #84


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    The ones in the red frames are only warnings - no error messages. I got those too but my system works perfectly.

    The blue stuff is a bit more serious. There was apparently a problem with your virtual machine. How much RAM and dynamic disk space did you give it. I gave mine 3GB of RAM and 25GB disk space - would have liked more but my 60GB SSD has only so much room.
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  6. #85


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The ones in the red frames are only warnings - no error messages. I got those too but my system works perfectly.

    The blue stuff is a bit more serious. There was apparently a problem with your virtual machine. How much RAM and dynamic disk space did you give it. I gave mine 3GB of RAM and 25GB disk space - would have liked more but my 60GB SSD has only so much room.
    I gave it 2GB of RAM with my system running 4GB even though my system actually has 8GB . I allocated 40GB of disk space.
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  7. #86


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    So are you up and running now or are you still stuck. I am not sure how to interpret your "Edit" in your previous post.
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  8. #87


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Yes it is running since when I edited the post linking the solution.
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  9. #88


    Posts : 104
    windows 9


    thanks shawn, i'm a complete virtualisation virgin, so it's good to see that you are carrying on your tradition of excellence with this new OS!

    now it's time to play with this puppy...
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  10. #89


    Posts : 21,823
    64-bit Windows 10


    Have fun Mickey.
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