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virtual box, warning,

  1. #1


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    virtual box, warning,


    i thought to run win8 preview from virtual box,
    and
    downloaded virtual box from this site;
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
    ,

    and
    clicked run,
    warning sign says, 'this file type can harm your computer...'
    do u know safer virtual machine?

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  2. #2



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    I think that's just a false positive, but you could check out that link there
    VMware Player: Run Windows 7, Chrome OS - Free Download for a Virtual PC
    Vmware player is fully compatible with 8 DP and i'll promise you that it's safe.
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  3. #3


    Hi Pegasus01,

    The warning is a general one covering any downloaded .exe file - I downloaded Virtualbox from the same address as you and it's fine.

    Robin
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Pegasus,

    Yep, it's just a false positive. Virtual Box and VMware Player are both perfectly safe to use.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html

    or

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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  5. #5


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    thank u,
    will give a try.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help. Please let us know how it went.
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  7. #7


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Glad we could help. Please let us know how it went.

    I ran virtual box,
    and followed instructions on this site,
    How To Install Windows 8 On VirtualBox

    clicked setting, system,
    accelelation tab did not work.
    and
    followed through instructions,
    black screen.

    downloaded 32 bit win8 iso from this site;
    Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads
    and
    my netbook is HP Mini 110 with atom n455.
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  8. #8


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Pegasus,

    A netbook really isn't powerfull enough to run a virtual machine on. According to the HP link below, the HP Mini 110 only has 1 GB of RAM, so that's really not enough for a virtual machine and you current OS to share. This is going to be why you got that.

    HP Mini 110 series | HP® Official Store
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  9. #9


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    Win7 Starter


    can i install win 8 in usb flash drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Pegasus,

    A netbook really isn't powerfull enough to run a virtual machine on. According to the HP link below, the HP Mini 110 only has 1 GB of RAM, so that's really not enough for a virtual machine and you current OS to share. This is going to be why you got that.

    HP Mini 110 series | HP® Official Store
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    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Practically yes, but you need a dvd too. Burn GRUB loader to the disc, and then boot up using usb stick.
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