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  1. #11


    Oh I understand what PAE does completely. I just wonder why Windows 8 NEEDS it to be present now. I wonder if maybe it makes use of RAM in the 3.5 to 4 GB area by remapping devices perhaps to be above 4 gb. I've never heard as such. Oh well. Hey all I care is my VM is working. Let's just hope the Threshold preview comes out in an x86 flavour (even if the finished product doesn't), so I can try it out.

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  2. #12


    Windows 8 requires that the CPU support PAE to enable running the PAE kernel. Windows 8 also requires that the CPU supports DEP which runs as part of the PAE kernel. PAE is necessary only because it provide the necessary support for DEP. But Windows 8 (like all current client versions of Windows) makes no use whatsoever of the extended memory access capabilities of PAE. Memory access in Windows 8 is the same as any other version of Windows in which DEP is operating.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    I just setup a VM on an WIN8.1 PRO after several issues that proved to be a corrupt ISO file. I now have an installed WinXP SP3 VM and have installed my 32bit Applications on it and they are functional. Now I have discovered I do not had access to the files on the Host computers Hard Drive. I have tried the option of creating an internal virtual switch but still do not see the Host computers hard drive. What are my options? Really don't want to have to continuously burn files to a DVD from the Host drive then launch VM WinXP and copy those files to the VM virtual hard drive.
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  4. #14


    Try Skydrive...beats burning CD's...
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  5. #15


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Quote Originally Posted by wswbrink View Post
    I just setup a VM on an WIN8.1 PRO after several issues that proved to be a corrupt ISO file. I now have an installed WinXP SP3 VM and have installed my 32bit Applications on it and they are functional. Now I have discovered I do not had access to the files on the Host computers Hard Drive. I have tried the option of creating an internal virtual switch but still do not see the Host computers hard drive. What are my options? Really don't want to have to continuously burn files to a DVD from the Host drive then launch VM WinXP and copy those files to the VM virtual hard drive.
    Try Skydrive...beats burning CD's...

    I see the Skydrive when I am in the Host on the Win 8.1 platform. When I launch my WinXP SP3 Virtual Machine in Hyper-V, I do not see Skydrive. How would I link Skydrive to my WinXP SP3 Virtual Machine so my 32bit apps have access to these files.
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