Windows 8?

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Re: Windows 8?

Postby RBL3 » 20. Jun 2012, 17:08

misha,

Thanks for posting this test build. I have it installed and have everything working except if you run the Simulator inside Visual Studio to debug a Metro app the screen goes blank and there is no way to go back to Windows 8. The Simulator works without guest additions installed but I have other issues where I need to have them installed. The Marketplace test kit does not work with guest additions installed either. Are there any settings I could try to adjust to get these to work? I really need the Simulator to properly debug my apps.

Thanks!
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby misha » 20. Jun 2012, 17:36

RBL3 wrote:.. if you run the Simulator inside Visual Studio to debug a Metro app the screen goes blank and there is no way to go back to Windows 8.
.. The Marketplace test kit does not work with guest additions installed either.

Thanks a lot for testing and reporting these issues! Let me try to reproduce it locally and see if I can fix it easily..
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby packzap » 20. Jun 2012, 19:09

Blue screen of death about irq mismatch after installing test build, VirtualBox-4.1.51-78668-Win.exe and then starting up any of my vb's. This is with Windows XP SP3 as host.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby misha » 20. Jun 2012, 19:20

packzap wrote:Blue screen of death about irq mismatch after installing test build, VirtualBox-4.1.51-78668-Win.exe and then starting up any of my vb's. This is with Windows XP SP3 as host.

Please attach a minidump for the crash here.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby packzap » 20. Jun 2012, 19:56

I tried to reinstall 4.1.51 but it freezes during install just after copying files while disabling my wireless nic. Unfortunately, I don't have more time to troubleshoot. version 4.1.16 installs and works fine.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 20. Jun 2012, 20:00

misha,

If you post a GA build for Linux since I can't build Windows GAs in Linux, I will test it against my build from SVN.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby misha » 20. Jun 2012, 22:03

Perryg wrote:If you post a GA build for Linux since I can't build Windows GAs in Linux, I will test it against my build from SVN.

Sure, here it is: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/test ... -78687.iso

Note that trunk additions REQUIRE trunk host VBox installation to work properly.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 20. Jun 2012, 22:10

Running on 4.1.51_OSEr41816 from public trunk. Should work?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby boydd_uk » 20. Jun 2012, 22:12

Tried to install 4.1.51 - when I start my machine I get:

The device instance structure version has changed.

If you have upgraded virtualbox recently, please make sure you have terminated all vms and upgrade any extension packs. blah blah blah.

Have I missed something - how do I upgrade the extension pack???

That wasn't very much fun?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 20. Jun 2012, 22:51

Yup works but video is flakey. Blacks out for a bit and comes back at short entervals (1 to 3 minutes). Corresponds to OpenGL errors in log file.

Log attached.

Win-8-rel-2012-06-20-15-43-23.log
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 20. Jun 2012, 23:06

Flakey video stops if I set the processor count to 1. Reminds me of Win7 for a while where with wddm I could not use 2 processors reliably, but at least this does not hang the guest.

Written from IE on the win8 guest.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Tigerman82 » 21. Jun 2012, 08:31

I installed the new 4.1.18 VirtualBox and Extension Pack. I had set 1 processor, 2 Gb of memory and 128 Mb of memory with 3D acceleration enabled, as previously. Once again without the Guest Additions installed, Windows 8 RP works perfectly but as soon as I installed GA, I had trouble accessing the right side menu (it does not appear). However, as soon as I set processor count to 2, the menu worked again. So it seems you really need to use 2 processors if you are going to install GA. Of course you can use Win8 without GA as well (specially if you don't do anything heavy) and use only 1 processor.

My iMac has Dual Core i5 with Turbo Boost. In Win8 I opened Youtube (Chrome) and started playing Batman: Arkham Asylum trailer. According to OS X Lion's iSTAT processes, the processor usage was 55%.
21.5" iMac (Mid 2010) - OS X Lion - 3.6 GHz Dual Core i5 w/ Turbo Boost - 8 Gb - Ati Radeon 5670 512 Mb
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby boydd_uk » 21. Jun 2012, 10:30

Misha, how about the link to 4.1.51 extension pack?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby misha » 21. Jun 2012, 10:57

boydd_uk wrote:Misha, how about the link to 4.1.51 extension pack?

Sorry, here it is: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/test ... ox-extpack
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby misha » 21. Jun 2012, 11:03

Tigerman82 wrote:I installed the new 4.1.18 VirtualBox and Extension Pack... as soon as I installed GA, I had trouble..

Note that VBox 4.1.18 does NOT include Win8-related fixes, since they are quite invasive, and hence will only appear in the next major VBox release.
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