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VirtualBox - Install Windows 8


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#21
Yeah, you have to have VirtualBox installed first. :p
 

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#22
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.
How!?
I'm having the same problem as yowanvista. Running 64bit vista as host. Trying to install 32 bit win8. Have a sony vaio desktop which apparently doesn't have hardware virtualisation.

win8virtualboxerror.jpg

Thanks for the tutorial/writeup/whatnot mate. Noiiice work. :)
 

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#23
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.
How!?
I'm having the same problem as yowanvista. Running 64bit vista as host. Trying to install 32 bit win8. Have a sony vaio desktop which apparently doesn't have hardware virtualisation.

View attachment 1678

Thanks for the tutorial/writeup/whatnot mate. Noiiice work. :)
Same result for me after multiple attempts.Same setup

Danny
 

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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.
How!?
I'm having the same problem as yowanvista. Running 64bit vista as host. Trying to install 32 bit win8. Have a sony vaio desktop which apparently doesn't have hardware virtualisation.

View attachment 1678

Thanks for the tutorial/writeup/whatnot mate. Noiiice work. :)
The only thing I can think of is that there might be some issue with Vista being the host with a Windows 8 guest (VM). ??
 

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#25
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.
How!?
I'm having the same problem as yowanvista. Running 64bit vista as host. Trying to install 32 bit win8. Have a sony vaio desktop which apparently doesn't have hardware virtualisation.

View attachment 1678

Thanks for the tutorial/writeup/whatnot mate. Noiiice work. :)
The only thing I can think of is that there might be some issue with Vista being the host with a Windows 8 guest (VM). ??
Sorry Shawn didn't see that bit I'm running 7 64bit trying 32bit 8 same result
 

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How!?
I'm having the same problem as yowanvista. Running 64bit vista as host. Trying to install 32 bit win8. Have a sony vaio desktop which apparently doesn't have hardware virtualisation.

View attachment 1678

Thanks for the tutorial/writeup/whatnot mate. Noiiice work. :)
The only thing I can think of is that there might be some issue with Vista being the host with a Windows 8 guest (VM). ??
Sorry Shawn didn't see that bit I'm running 7 64bit trying 32bit 8 same result
How much memory do you have set for the VM? You might not have enough. You need at least 1GB for 32-bit and 2GB for 64-bit Windows 8.
 

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#27
That was my thought but I allocated 2gig.I've gone ahead and installed it on a separate partition as a dual boot now just need to add the boot entry back for 7.
All good fun

Danny
 

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#28
The only thing I can think of is that there might be some issue with Vista being the host with a Windows 8 guest (VM). ??
Sorry Shawn didn't see that bit I'm running 7 64bit trying 32bit 8 same result
How much memory do you have set for the VM? You might not have enough. You need at least 1GB for 32-bit and 2GB for 64-bit Windows 8.
I tried with 1gb for 32bit.
No dice.
 

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Dave76

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Great tutorial, everything is working great for me, so far.

Running the Win8 Dev 64bit version.
 
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Under Windows 7 professional 32 bit I've had to check "Enable IO APIC" under System Tab to let Win 8 64 boot... Anyone else?
 

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I have found that VituralBox is kinda laggy, Im sure this is normal because its all virtual but is there anyway to fix it?
 

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Hello ZenixNet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It's really based on how fast your system is. You could add more memory to be used in the VM's settings in VirtualBox to help speed things up some more, but don't leave your system high and dry or it will be slow.

memory.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Under Windows 7 professional 32 bit I've had to check "Enable IO APIC" under System Tab to let Win 8 64 boot... Anyone else?
Hello Mckiss, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I noticed that my 64-bit VM's had this checked by default, and that my 32-bit VM's do not have it checked. This is all on my 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate (host).
 
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#34
I'm running it in 768MB and it's just usable.
 

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I have my 32-bit VMs running with 3072MB (3GB) and 64-bit VMs 4096MB (4GB), and they run pretty good for me. I do have 12GB total for the system though.
 

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Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\Leimone\Desktop\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English.iso.
Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\Leimone\Desktop\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

Result Code:

VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)

Component:

Medium

Interface:

IMedium {53f9cc0c-e0fd-40a5-a404-a7a5272082cd}

Callee:

IVirtualBox {c28be65f-1a8f-43b4-81f1-eb60cb516e66}




Do you know what he problem is?
 

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Hello Leimone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Have you tried the 32-bit ISO instead to see how it works?
 

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#40
Microsoft are reporting the following virtual enviroments working with windows eight, if the vbox doesn't work for you then you could try the 30 trial of vmware workstation.

Functional:

  • Hyper-V in Windows 8 Developer Preview
  • Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2
  • VMware Workstation 8.0 for Windows
  • VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows
Non-functional:

  • Microsoft Virtual PC (all versions)
  • Microsoft Virtual Server (all versions)
  • Windows 7 XP Mode
  • VMWare Workstation 7.x or older
 

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