VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

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.jpgVB-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)
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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)
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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.jpgVB-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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Yeah, you have to have VirtualBox installed first. :p
 

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nikhil

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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.

win8virtualboxerror.jpg

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

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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. :)

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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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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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

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nikhil

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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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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,
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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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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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    nglgal decessors

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mvp
Hello Leimone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

kado897

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard/G62 Notebook
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 1425
    Memory
    8 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Builtin
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    2TB Seagate GoFlex USB 2 Drive
    1TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive
    1.5TB Iomega Prestige USB 2 Drive (Samsung)
    1TB Iomega NAS.
    Mouse
    Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000
    Internet Speed
    20Mb/sec

z3r010

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    me
    CPU
    i9

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