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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    That probably would work, but if you had messed up your video drivers you would need to enter VGA Mode in order to get to Msconfig in the first place!
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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    Ok guys, some of you are missing the point here - this isn't about getting my VM to work properly in VirtualBox. The more pressing issue is if this feature remains omitted in the final version. I personally feel that it may end up being that way, and this is going to cause problems for technicians.
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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    Thanks for all the assistance - well, I noticed the OS was a little sluggish so I was hoping that the Guest Additions would improve some of the graphics performance, it's no problem really. This is obviously not a production machine by a long stretch! It's more that I am thinking about if the...
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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    True, I may have jumped the gun a bit... I'm going to let them know about it anyway, it's an important feature IMO. I'm running x64, VirtualBox provides a display driver as part of the Guest Additions - it allows better support for 2D / 3D acceleration, plus I'm using VT-x
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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    Hi Avalon, I see what you are saying but still, I think that this is a problem with the way in which Windows 8 has been built and needs rectifying. People aren't going to want to have to get out their installation DVDs .etc for simple things like a bad display driver. Too many times I've seen...
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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    Thanks for the reply Avalon - you see the problem is that because you're unable to roll back the new driver you can't even get to that screen, my guess would be that the OS switches from VGA Mode almost instantly. I can't see any way of getting passed this without a reinstall - pressing F8...
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    Solved Microsoft have made a terrible omission - Startup Options (F8)

    So I've got Win8 running as a VM under VirtualBox - all working nicely. I attempt to change my graphics card driver, in order to get proper support using the VirtualBox drivers, but unfortunately Windows boots up with a blank screen. No problem, I think, since I can always use VGA Mode / Last...