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Solved Windows 8 Virtual Machine


kb7uar

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Kingman az.

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#1
I had installed windows 8 in VBOX. I could not get the sound to work. It stated no Audio detected. I uninstalled it, and reinstalled it in VMWARE. It is working fine. I tried to run it again in VBOX but the same thing, no audio drivers detected. I am running it in VMWARE and it is working great, so I removed VBOX from my CPU.[Note, I had originally had the Consumer preview running in VBOX with no trouble.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hp pavilion dv7
    Memory
    4 gigs
    Keyboard
    built in
    Mouse
    wireless
    Internet Speed
    15 megs

Hopachi

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#2
Here Vbox works fine installed on Win7 x64. I use Win 8 Release Preview x64 as a VM with no problems concerning sound.

You are probably using Vbox on Win 8 as a host.
There were still some problems with the support / installation of Vbox on Win 8 as a host. It failed to install and I had to fix Vbox manually.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

jryoo

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#3
You know, Windows 8 is beta. So you should expect some crazy things. Just use VMware Workstation or VMware Player.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RP x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Sony Vaio
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon
    Sound Card
    Unknown but okay
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ??
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Internet Speed
    slow