When I'm trying to install Windows 8 on VMWare WOrkstation 8.0 it fails during the install and tells me to type in a Product Key
Windows cannot read the <ProductKey> setting from the unattend answer file.
Ok, so I don't have hardware virtualisation so Virtualbox failed for me.
Tried vmware workstation 7, also failed
Tried vmware workstation 8 (which i didnt even know had been released) and it gave me leimones product key error.
Fixed that by not selecting a disk image when creating a new vm (but filling out everything else in normally, win7 ect), then selecting the disk image in the settings.
So now thats booting.
EDIT: HEEEEEEELLL YES IT WORKS. Installing vmware tools.
Wow, microsoft did a really good job. Who would have thunk?
Btw I am running 32 bit Windows 8 on a 64bit Windows vista host.
Tutorial has been updated for changes in the newer VirtualBox 4.1.4r74291 version.
You now are able to select Windows 8 or Windows 8 (64-bit) as your OS type instead of "Windows 7", and you can now install the Guest Additions in either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 withour having to use compatibility mode.
This is what I'm seeing every time I run Windows 8 32 bit on Virtualbox. I tried removing it and doing it again, but nothing works. I am considering trying to run the 64 version instead, when I get around to it. Any hints would be appreciated. I am running Virtualbox 4.1.4 on Windows 7 64 bit.
Double check to make sure that you have hardware virtualization enabled in your BIOS settings.
Could you also upload and post the contents of the VBox.log file and VBox.png in your D:\VirtualBOX\Windows 8 Developer preview\Logs folder? It may be able to help us determine better what the issue may be.
Sorry about that, but I already have removed the 32-bit version and tried using the 64-bit version of Windows 8. I have gotten closer, the only thing left is that I need a 64-bit processor, but that's impossible because the host is Windows 7 64-bit version.
Also, I have no idea what are BIOS settings, could you explain?
For some reason I can't get BIOS to show up. I think I will try dual-booting Win8 instead of using VirtualBox as some users on the Virtualbox forum said that dumping VMs works sometimes I'll update as soon as I get to doing this dual boot technique.
Thanks for trying to help! You are awesome.
In preparation for the Beta I made a trial installation of vBox 4.1.8. on my laptop. Both the Win8 DE and the extensions. What I am unable to install are the Guest Additions. It always hangs up on the PnP driver and aborts.
Because of that I also cannot set my screen to more than 800x600. Any bigger resolution works but then the screen shows only partly and the whole bottom of the screen disappears.