Windows 8?

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Re: Windows 8?

Postby stefan.becker » 27. Nov 2011, 18:25

In German i would say GGG: Gesehen, gelacht, gelöscht.

This means in english: saw it, laughed, deleted.

At the moment its thought for developers to see how it looks in the future. For normal users Windows 8 is not usable. Nothing more, nothing less.

So i think the VBOX Team should not spent much time to solve problems that maybe not exist in the future.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby selden » 27. Nov 2011, 18:34

Stefan,

Many of the people who use Virtual Box are developers, not "normal users."
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby loukingjr » 27. Nov 2011, 19:09

selden wrote:Lou,

Thanks for the info! Since the Guest Additions are part of the VB installer, it seems to me that the Mac installer may include a more up-to-date (signed) graphics driver than the Windows installer. One can hope that it'll be included in the next release of VB for Windows.

You're welcome. I'm running VB 4.1.6.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby loukingjr » 27. Nov 2011, 19:11

stefan.becker wrote:In German i would say GGG: Gesehen, gelacht, gelöscht.

This means in english: saw it, laughed, deleted.

At the moment its thought for developers to see how it looks in the future. For normal users Windows 8 is not usable. Nothing more, nothing less.

So i think the VBOX Team should not spent much time to solve problems that maybe not exist in the future.

I'm not a developer but considering everything it seems fairly usable. I installed Firefox, VLC and iTunes so far.

edit: and GIMP.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby o.elsafy » 18. Dec 2011, 22:51


I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS TOO, ACCELERATION TAB IS GREYED OUT, AND THE SAME ERRORS. I WAS WONDERING HOW DID YOU SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!
THANKS IN ADVANCE
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby stefan.becker » 18. Dec 2011, 22:57

Read page 8-10.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Sasquatch » 21. Dec 2011, 01:38

o.elsafy wrote:
I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS TOO, ACCELERATION TAB IS GREYED OUT, AND THE SAME ERRORS. I WAS WONDERING HOW DID YOU SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!
THANKS IN ADVANCE

Firstly, by NOT SHOUTING HERE, but ask normally. Then it's just RTM, or in this case, RTF/RTT.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Ambious » 11. Jan 2012, 23:03

Tatsh wrote:Installed x64 in VM with these settings (using OSE version on Linux):
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OS: Windows 8 (64 bit)
Base Memory: 2560 MB
Boot Order: CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk
Chipset: ICH9
Enable IO APIC: Yes
Enable EFI: No
Hardware clock in UTC time: No
Enable absolute pointing device: Yes
Acceleration: VT-x/AMD-V, Nested Paging, PAE/NX
Video Memory: 128 MB
Acceleration: 2D Video, 3D
RDS: Disabled
SATA Controller:
  SATA Port 0: my VDI
IDE Controller:
  IDE Primary Master (CD/DVD):
Audio: ALSA
Controller: Intel HD Audio
Network: Bridged, Intel PRO/1000
USB: Enabled
Shared Folders: 1



Tried these settings (and others suggested in the forum) (when installing x64) and I consistently get blue screen with a sad smiley saying "Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart." error number 0xc000021a.

I managed to install x86 with no problem earlier, but I need x86 because of the dev tools. Anyone got past this?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Tim_Olaguna » 18. Jan 2012, 02:12

selden wrote:Stefan,

Many of the people who use Virtual Box are developers, not "normal users."


And some of us like to fantasize we are developers, when we're not occupied with playing in an alternative reality.
Cheerily Yours,
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Tim_Olaguna » 18. Jan 2012, 02:18

stefan.becker wrote:Read page 8-10.


Thank you for the very helpful specific answer. Far more helpful than some of the other responses rudely and wastefully posted here. This relative novice appreciates your service. :D
Cheerily Yours,
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby stefan.becker » 18. Jan 2012, 21:35

Do you have a problem to read?

Its described in more than one posts from page 8 to 10. I will not write the same many times.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby pouar » 27. Jan 2012, 05:05

your situation is better than mine, when I try to install Windows 8 x64, the host machine restarts itself, any help. I'm using Arch Linux x86 as my host
while:;do if windows sucks;then mv windows /dev/null;pacman -Sy linux;fi;done
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Sasquatch » 27. Jan 2012, 20:20

Sounds like some kind of bug you have with VT-x/AMD-V. Do you have all the updates on your OS and BIOS?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby supernovae » 29. Feb 2012, 19:41

Anyone able to get the new Consumer Preview of windows 8 to work under Windows beyond the plain resolutions of the generic vga driver? (Primarily X64). I'm able to unstall unsigned drivers now without hacking that, but installing the vbox driver caused a sad face on boot and windows had to fix itself hehe.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby loukingjr » 1. Mar 2012, 00:37

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I find it somewhat ironic that people are having issues getting Windows 8 installed as a guest with a Windows or Linux host, yet the Mac version of VB seems to have no issues with it. On the other hand anything with Unity3d or Gnome3 continues to be a problem for the Mac VB version.
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