Windows 8?

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Re: Windows 8?

Postby saberman » 16. Jun 2012, 08:43

christian1980 wrote:Latest version of Windows 8 runs fine on VirtualBox.

In fact if you install the Virtualbox Extensions Windows 8 will be very slow. Just uninstall them and it will be very fast and responsive even on a VM configured as a low end computer.


Please upload you machine definition. I cannot get Window 8 to get past the reboot that occurs after the initial install phase.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby wroot » 16. Jun 2012, 13:59

I'm having issues when i have GA installed (4.1.16). But that's a minor problem and i hope will be fixed for the next VBox version. But i have nother major issue, that my Windows 8 virtual machine stalls every time i try to connect my Microsoft Account. Anyone else seeing this? Same with both 32 and 64 bit Release Preview version and also with an older Consumer Preview 32-bit version. Can't really fully test Win8 features without logging in with MS Acc..
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby boydd_uk » 17. Jun 2012, 19:56

Running 4.1.16. Install win 8 release preview 64 bit. Installed Guest Extensions 64 bit.

The maximum res I can get is 1280x960?? Without GA is 1600x1200? Anyone managed to get 1080P with GA installed?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby loukingjr » 17. Jun 2012, 20:27

yes, me...1920x1080...
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Windows 8 Reboot Hangs

Postby saberman » 17. Jun 2012, 21:14

VB 4.1.16
Host: 8GB RAM
Host: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 With All Patches

Created a Windows 8 32 bit and a Windows 8 64 bit machine.

Both CPU sections have:
- <CPU count="1" hotplug="false">
<HardwareVirtEx enabled="true" exclusive="false" />
<HardwareVirtExNestedPaging enabled="true" />
<HardwareVirtExVPID enabled="true" />
<PAE enabled="true" />
<HardwareVirtExLargePages enabled="true" />
<HardwareVirtForce enabled="false" />
</CPU>

Rest are defaults.

Tried installing both 32 bit and 64 bit. The CD boots and goes through the entire install process. Then it reboots the VM. The boot from CD countdown runs. It boots from the virtual drive and I get a black screen with Windows in big white letters. Nothing happens after that.

Both machine definitions and the x64 log are attached (three file limit).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Attachments
NYW8RCX64.log
x64 log
(79.7 KiB) Downloaded 5 times
NYW8RCX64.xml
x64 Machine Definition
(7.32 KiB) Downloaded 6 times
NYW8RCX86.xml
x86 Machine Definition
(6.91 KiB) Downloaded 1 time
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Cooperdale » 18. Jun 2012, 13:20

Same problem here. After installing the extensions, everything becomes slow and unresponsive (only if I'm using the new UI, if I switch to desktop it all goes back to normal).
The slowness I was able to solve: I increased the number of used cpus to 4 and the UI became responsive again. There's still the problem of the screen randomly flashing, especially when launching an app. It basically makes the virtual system unusable, unless I uninstall the extensions.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby brainshutdown » 18. Jun 2012, 23:43

boydd_uk wrote:Running 4.1.16. Install win 8 release preview 64 bit. Installed Guest Extensions 64 bit.

The maximum res I can get is 1280x960?? Without GA is 1600x1200? Anyone managed to get 1080P with GA installed?


Run this in the command line:

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VBoxManage setextradata "Windows 8" CustomVideoMode2 1920x1080x32

Replace "Windows 8" with your vm name.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby boydd_uk » 19. Jun 2012, 19:13

You can use the command line to add the resolution, but then you have to remove GA. is there a way to install GA but revert to normal vid driver?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby riden » 19. Jun 2012, 22:23

I have installed guest additions and have interface delays on Windows 8 Release Preview. Unchecking "Enable 3D Acceleration" partially helps me. Delays are disappeared, but auto screen size does not work in this case. I think this is right behavior, because GA has only WDDM driver for Windows 8. Other GA features seem to be working (mouse integration etc.).

So, I'm waiting for next GA version.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby boydd_uk » 19. Jun 2012, 22:51

Hmm some update from oracle today, wddm driver now working at 1080p, or decided to start working of its own accord. Still lots of Flickr using metro though. Hopefully this will get fixed soon.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby packzap » 19. Jun 2012, 23:19

Where do you see the update from Oracle? I'm looking at https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads, and don't see anything new yet. Thanks for any info.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby boydd_uk » 19. Jun 2012, 23:25

I just loaded it up and it then updated expansion pack. Not sure if this is what resolved the issue, but I couldn't get the wddm driver to work full screen before today.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby packzap » 19. Jun 2012, 23:29

Loaded what up?
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Postby saberman » 20. Jun 2012, 06:17

If anyone had Windows 8 working in VirtualBox on a Windows Ultimate x64 host please post the machine definition.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby misha » 20. Jun 2012, 12:36

For those having trouble with Windows 8 Release Preview guests:
You might want to try a test build containing lots of fixes, which should make Win8 guest work much better under VirtualBox.

!!!NOTE that this is a trunk build, which may not be stable since trunk is under a heavy development now, so use it for testing purposes only!!!

To test you will need to update both host installation and guest additions.
Here is the link: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/test ... 68-Win.exe
Let me know if you need test build for hosts other that Windows.
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