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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8


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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8
This will show you how to install either the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 8 and 8.1 in the free program VirtualBox.
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How to Install Windows 8 and 8.1 in VirtualBox
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This will show you how to install either the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 8 and 8.1 in the free program VirtualBox.
How to Install Windows 8 and 8.1 in VirtualBox

information   Information
This will show you how to install either the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows 8 and 8.1 in the free program VirtualBox.

For FAQs and more information about VirtualBox, see: End-user_documentation - VirtualBox

Note   Note
In order to run VirtualBox on your machine, you need:
  • Reasonably powerful x86 hardware. Any recent Intel or AMD processor should do.
  • Memory. Depending on what guest operating systems you want to run, you will need at least 512 MB of RAM (but probably more, and the more the better). Basically, you will need whatever your host operating system needs to run comfortably, plus the amount that the guest operating system needs. So, if you want to run Windows XP on Windows XP, you probably won't enjoy the experience much with less than 1 GB of RAM. If you want to try out Windows Vista in a guest, it will refuse to install if it is given less than 512 MB RAM, so you'll need that for the guest alone, plus the memory your operating system normally needs.
  • Hard disk space. While VirtualBox itself is very lean (a typical installation will only need about 30 MB of hard disk space), the virtual machines will require fairly huge files on disk to represent their own hard disk storage. So, to install Windows XP, for example, you will need a file that will easily grow to several GB in size.
  • A supported host operating system (your computer). Presently, VirtualBox supports Windows (XP and later), many Linux distributions, Mac OS X, Solaris and OpenSolaris.
  • A supported guest operating system (virtual machine). Besides the user manual (see below), up-to-date information is available at "Status: Guest OSes".
warning   Warning
64-bit guests Requirements:
VirtualBox supports 64-bit guest (virtual machine) operating systems, even on 32-bit host (your computer) operating systems, provided that the following conditions below are met. See page 166 in manual.
  • You need a 64-bit processor (CPU) with hardware virtualization support.
  • You must enable hardware virtualization in your motherboard's BIOS settings.
  • If you want to use 64-bit guest support on a 32-bit host operating system, you must also select a 64-bit operating system for the particular VM. Since supporting 64 bits on 32-bit hosts incurs additional overhead, VirtualBox only enables this support upon explicit request.
On 64-bit hosts (which typically come with hardware virtualization support), 64-bit guest operating systems are always supported regardless of settings, so you can simply install a 64-bit operating system in the guest.



Here's How:

1. If you have not already, then you will need the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 or 8.1 ISO file version you want, and save it to your desktop (ex: Windows 7 or Vista).

2. If you have not already, download and install the latest version of VirtualBox (Windows hosts), download and install the VM VirtualBox Extension Pack (All platforms), then run VirtualBox. (see screenshot below)
VB.jpg

3. In the left side of the toolbar, click/tap on the New button. (see screenshot below)
VB-1.jpg

4. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
VB-2.jpg

5. Type in a name (ex: Windows 8) for the virtual machine, select Windows 8/8.1 if have a 32-bit ISO (step 1) or Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) if you have a 64-bit ISO, then click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)
VB-3A.jpg VB-3B.jpg

6. Select or type in how much of your computer's RAM (1024MB = 1GB) you would like for the virtual machine to use when it's running, then click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: I would recommend to use at minimum 1GB. Ideally, 3GB for 32-bit and 4GB for 64-bit would be the sweet spot if you have plenty of RAM (ex: 8GB+) installed on your computer and can spare it to be used by the virtual machine.
VB-4.jpg

7. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
VB-5.jpg

8. Select (dot) VHD, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
VB-6.jpg

9. Select (dot) Dynamically allocated, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could use either fixed or dynamic, but I would recommend using dynamic to help save HDD space.
VB-7.jpg

10. Select how large you would like the VHD file to be, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: The default size is 20 GB, and is fine if you are not going to be installing a lot on the virtual machine. For 64-bit, you might use 25 GB instead since 64-bit uses a bit more space.
VB-8.jpg

11. Click/tap on Create. (see screenshot below)
Vb-9.jpg

12. Click/tap on Create. (see screenshot below)
VB-10.jpg

13. In the left pane, double click/tap on the new virtual machine (ex: Windows 8). (see screenshot below)
VB-11.jpg

14. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
VB-12.jpg

15. Click/tap on the browse folder icon, select the downloaded ISO from step 1, click/tap on Open, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)
VB-13A.jpg VB-13B.jpg

16. Click/tap on Start. (see screenshot below)
VB-14.jpg

17. Now, you will just need to finish installing Windows 8. (see screenshot below)
VB-15.jpg

18. When you are finished installing Windows 8, click/tap on Devices on the VirtualBox menu bar, and Install Guest Additions. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-1.jpg

19. When the new CD drive notification pops-up at the top right corner, click/tap on it to open AutoPlay. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-2.jpg

20. Click/tap on the Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe option. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-3.jpg

21. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-4A.jpg

22. Run the VBoxWindowsAdditions-amd64.exe (64-bit) or VBoxWindowsAdditions-x86.exe (32-bit) file that you selected in step 21 that is the same as the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 ISO you are using, then click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-4.jpg

23. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-5.jpg

24. Click/tap on Install. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-6.jpg

25. When prompted twice, click/tap on Install each time. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-4B.jpg

26. When finished, select (dot) Reboot now, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)
Guest_Additions-7.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Nice one, Will try later, but I like my dual boot 32 & 64 bit.
 

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Shawn

Im not getting an option for windows 7 64bit
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Does it require Hardware Visualization for the 32-bit version?
I got an error while loading the VM :(


Shawn

Im not getting an option for windows 7 64bit
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Running 64-bit guest OSes require Hardware Visualization which isn't available in your CPU
 

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Was there a reason you chose VHD as the disk format. I chose VDI with no problems.
 

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I get the same error as @yowanvista... :(
 

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FWIW, didn't work in VMware Player.....

I'm off to d/l VirtualBox...:grin:

...
 
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Looks like some mixed views on installing it but the tutorial is great Shawn :thumbsup:
 

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Does it require Hardware Visualization for the 32-bit version?
I got an error while loading the VM :(
Hello Yowan,

No, you should be able to install a 32-bit guest on your 64-bit host without the need of hardware virtualization. You might start over to see if something mau have just gone wrong the first time. I have added additional information to the tutorial that may help.
 

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Looks like some mixed views on installing it but the tutorial is great Shawn :thumbsup:
Hello Josh,

I think most of it will be the issue in the red warning box at the top of the tutorial. I have added additional information in the tutorial to hopefully help with the most common issues. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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Mmm. Is anyone else having the situation of having to reinstall Windows 8 if you do a Windows 8 shutdown, and then exit VBox? Perhaps I duffed soemthing up.....but I have been running Vbox and Ubuntu for a while now, and not seen that.
 

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Danny,

It would be a setting in the BIOS to enable if available. Here are some instructions on how to under the Sample instructions for your PC section at the link below that may help to see how with your motherboard's BIOS.

Windows Virtual PC: Configure BIOS
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
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    Motherboard
    intel gm45/gm47 revision 07
    Memory
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    Graphics Card(s)
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Danny,

It would be a setting in the BIOS to enable if available. Here are some instructions on how to under the Sample instructions for your PC section at the link below that may help to see how with your motherboard's BIOS.

Windows Virtual PC: Configure BIOS
Thanks Shawn

No its not an option for me will try x86.
What exactly do you do with the downloaded extension pack
 

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Did you click on the All platforms link like in the screenshot under step 2 to download the extension pack? That doesn't look like the right one.
 

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#20
Did you click on the All platforms link like in the screenshot under step 2 to download the extension pack? That doesn't look like the right one.
Yes but just going to try it again.Does it show like that until you install virtual box maybe
 

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