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Can you put windows 8 on Virtual PC

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    Can you put windows 8 on Virtual PC


    I am running windows 7 ultimate sp1 with virtual xp mode.
    I want to know if i can create another virtual for windows 7 when it comes out in "Consumer Release" to test it out.
    Will i be able to do this?
    If i do not have enough ram ( I have 512 designated to xp mode) I can remove the xp mode and put in Windows 8. This is a test computer and there is no real reason to have xp mode. I downloaded it to see how it would work when downloading instead of it coming with a computer.

    the computer has 3 gigs of ram.

    Thanks
    robin

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    I run Oracle VM Virtual Box with main system Windows 7 64 bit and virtual drives for XP /Windows 8 and Linux.
    Much easier on resources and you can use variable levels of memory.
    However I have 16 GB Ram.
    You have enough memory with 3gb in total of which you can use 1-1.5 gb for the virtual drive, which is accessible for the main system when Virtual Box is not in use .
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    I also have Win 8 installed in an Oracle VM Virtual Box - much better to deal with than any other IMHO. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    You'll also need the Extension Pack for additional configuration options.

    Note: You can't run two Virtual Machines simultaneously without problems so close your other one before dealing with this one.
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    Note: You can't run two Virtual Machines simultaneously without problems so close your other one before dealing with this one.
    Depending of your system you can. I can.
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    We have a tutorial here on how to install Windows 8 on Virtualbox.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html

    3GB memory might just be enough for running more than one OS on Virtualbox. That being said, it's pushing it a little so Virtualbox may issue a warning about memory usage. If that happens, it would be wise to remove one of the operating systems.
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    I meant running two separate virtual boxes not two systems on one VM. I have Virtual PC w/XP on my test rig plus Oracle VB w/Win 8 and although I can run them both at the same time I find everything is too slow so I avoid having both on at the same time. I guess every machine is different.
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    I cannot get the virtual box to install. It goes 3/4 of the way and just sits. I was sitting for 3 hours and nothing finished. I tried to cancel it but it would not cancel so i had to kill the process. It took down my internet so i rebooted then all was fine but it did not install. I was using the latest one 4.1.18. I tried this 2x to no avail.
    I am running a amd x64 processor running 32bit Windows 7Ultimate Sp1
    Got any ideas how to get the install to finish?
    robin
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    Try updating XP to what it should be...SP3, maybe that would help. Although Oracle's data shows all service packs are supported.
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    ok i figured it out- i had to close dropbox- on their website it states that dropbox interferes with the install.
    btw once i get the candidate rellease for windows 8 and install it in the vm is when i add memory usage, is that correct? because i do not see where to do it now
    robin
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    also i am to assume that the tutorial that is on here for installing windows 8 developement would be the same for the release candidate one coming out on feb 29, on how to install it- correct?
    thanks
    robin
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