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    getting slower in VirtualBox, disk is very busy

    I'm running Windows 8.1 (upgraded from Windows 7 SP1) in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. This setup has been satisfactory for many months. In recent weeks the Windows boot has the hard disk running continually for about 5 minutes. This is far longer than usual. Even activities such as web browsing...
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    what happens to the Win 7 license after I upgrade to Win 8

    FuturDreamz, yet, it does work and the license center allowed it (if in fact, I had to call them). If I did not have to call them on that particular occasion, then even better.
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    what happens to the Win 7 license after I upgrade to Win 8

    whs, I might have had to call the Windows licensing phone number in order to get the Samsung Windows 7 license key to work inside Virtual Box. Windows 8 came with a different key and no phone call was necessary.
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    what happens to the Win 7 license after I upgrade to Win 8

    caperjack, the upgrade to Windows 8 is just that, the low-priced upgrade.
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    what happens to the Win 7 license after I upgrade to Win 8

    I purchased a Windows 7 laptop in 2012 (Windows 7 Home Premium "for distribution only with a new Samsung") and it has since been upgraded to Windows 8 and then later upgraded to Windows 8.1. The Windows is actually hosted on Virtual Box inside Ubuntu. I have a desktop computer from 2013 which...
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    Solved File Explorer shows extension for DLL but not other types

    Some file types appear in File Explorer with the file name extension and others do not. For example in this folder the .DLL file has the extension shown but not the .EXE files. What setting is responsible for this and how would I get more consistent behaviour?
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    change the font for paths

    Thanks.
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    change the font for paths

    The default font in Windows 8.1 is illustrated here.
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    change the font for paths

    Ztruker, in Windows 8.1 I edit the path by going to the Control Panel and typing "environment" in the search box. Hopefully Microsoft can find some way to solve this problem that has persisted for probably 20 years now.
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    change the font for paths

    How would I set up Windows 8 so that I can edit the `path` environment variable in a fixed pitch font such as `Console` or `Lucida Console`? I don't want to change the font for other parts of Windows - only where paths are displayed. It seems I've been doing this in a terribly inappropriate font...
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    Solved I need to have unique identifiers in Windows Explorer

    A solution has been found. I upgraded to Windows 8.1. Under "This PC", there's some sort of innovation in 8.1 that makes "My Documents" appear as "Documents" which matches the actual name of the directory at "C:\Users\UserName\Documents". Windows just keeps getting better and better!
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    Solved upgrading from 8 to 8.1 inside VirtualBox

    Hopachi, I upgraded to VirtualBox 4.3.4 and switched the VirtualBox guest operating system setting to Windows 8.1 and booted Windows 8. There were no complaints about the mis-match. I proceeded to Windows Store and this time the upgrade to Windows 8.1 was permitted. I don't know if the...
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    Solved upgrading from 8 to 8.1 inside VirtualBox

    regarding a fresh install of 8.1 inside VirtualBox Strollin, will your license key work with the Windows 8.1 full install? I only have an Windows 8 license key, so I went the upgrade route and am hesitant to do a full install.
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    Solved upgrading from 8 to 8.1 inside VirtualBox

    I use a 64 bit machine with 64 bit Ubuntu and 64 bit Windows 8. (This will be edited into the original post.)
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    Solved upgrading from 8 to 8.1 inside VirtualBox

    That's a good tip. I went and enabled PAE/NX in VirtualBox and rebooted Windows 8. Windows Store still does not allow upgrading to 8.1. The same error about the CPU is displayed. I then re-installed Guest Additions just to do something at random ;) or out of desperation and rebooted...
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    Solved upgrading from 8 to 8.1 inside VirtualBox

    I have switched UEFI on and retested. The same problem occurs.
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    Solved upgrading from 8 to 8.1 inside VirtualBox

    I'd like to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Pro. This will be run as a guest on VirtualBox 4.3.2 (the newest as of November 2013) on Ubuntu 12.04 (April 2012) with weekly updates. In Windows Store, an attempt to upgrade fails because, it indicates that Windows 8.1 is "not supported by...
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    missing October 26 email for promotional pricing

    I suppose Microsoft had an institutional memory problem. This reminds me of when they forgot to renew their claim to a certain internet domain and when they forgot to do what they promised European regulators they would do as part of a legal settlement. Is there a Windows application that is a...
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    Solved Windows 8 hangs in VirtualBox

    Hopachi, what I am doing is to shutdown the guest operating system, enabling passthrough for the device, then restarting the guest. There is no hanging in this case.
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    Solved I need to have unique identifiers in Windows Explorer

    My Windows 8 runs on VirtualBox which in turn is hosted on Ubuntu. In Ubuntu I have a folder called Documents, specifically it is at \home\userName\Documents. In Windows I have a folder called Documents, specifically it is at C:\Users\userName\Documents. I can see this from Windows Explorer...