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Can you put windows 8 on Virtual PC

  1. #11


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    Hello Robin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes, it would be the same procedure to install the next release as well.

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

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

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  2. #12



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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    thank you
    robin
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  3. #13


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    You're welcome Robin. I'm glad that we could help.
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  4. #14


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Did any of you that run Win8 in vBox get the screen resolution better than 800x600? For Ubuntu I get a full screen resolution (22" screen), but not so for Win8 although I have the extension pack and the guest additions. I also gave 3GBs (from a total 8GB RAM) to vBox. Everthing else worked fine but with such a small screen it is no fun.
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  5. #15


    Hi WHS,

    I found the same thing, then loaded the relevant Video driver (ATI in my case) in the guest machine and it then allowed res to go to 1280.

    Regards

    Robin
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  6. #16


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I tried installing my nVidia driver but it refused to install even in compatibility mode with Window 7 but my resolution can go up to 1600 X 1200 anyway with the generic driver. I have it set to 1152 X 864 for convenience when with working with the host system.
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  7. #17


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I had trouble installing the driver too. I was able to set it to a higher resolution, but then parts of the screen diasappearted and I could not see the taskbar any more. Could that be because I have set the DPI to 125% - which was on my laptop. On my desktop where I have the DPI set to 150% I do not have that trouble with Ubuntu.

    I would try it on my desktop but Ubuntu plus Win8 is a bit heavy for my 60GB SSD. I still have 30GBs free on my SSD, but another virtual partition would stretch it.
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  8. #18


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    I found if I set anything higher than the res I set or to a higher DPI I had to use a scroll bar in eother direction to see the whole screen so I just left it as I previously described.
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