Thursday, September 15, 2011

Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox

This tutorial shows how to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on VirtualBox. First, you need to download VirtualBox and install it.

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox main interface of VirtualBox

Click New:

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox virtual machine

Then click Next, input the name of virtual machine and choose OS Type as follows:

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox choose OS
Choose the a mount of RAM memory at least 1GB (1204MB).

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox choose RAM

Set the disk space >= 20GB to install Windows 8.

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox choose disk space

In the next step, choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image).

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox start creating virtual machine

Choose Fixed Size to help the virtual machine run faster (note that it needs more space than Dynamically allocated).

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox choose Fixed Size

Choose the folder to save the file of this virtual machine.

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox choose folder to store virtual machine file

Click Create to continue…

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An the result:

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Next, browse to the *.iso file of Windows 8 Developer Preview in Setting > Storage as follows:

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox choose file .iso

Click Start to start the virtual machine.

Blog.ToanInfo.Com - Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox after click start

And the installation of Windows 8 will start.

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More information about Windows 8 can be found in Install and use Windows 8 in parallel with previous versions

 

Good luck!

1 Responses to “Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox”

jakson robert said...
October 19, 2011 at 2:46 AM

I got it to installed without
any problems in VIrtutalbox but have the same problem with guest
additions not installing on both 32 and 64 bit. I tried pulling the
drivers out of the additions install file and when I installed the video
driver the resolution changed but then I lost my keyboard. The mouse
was fine and Windows wasn’t locked. I don’t know how these are related
but I got to do my first system restore in Windows 8.http://www.hypervhd.comHas anybody else tries extracting the drivers and did you get it to work?
 


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