Windows 8?

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Re: Windows 8?

Postby michaln » 16. Aug 2012, 17:20

Tosal wrote:Any help is very much appreciated.

Wait until the Guest Additions are updated for the RTM build. It won't happen overnight.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby kderh » 17. Aug 2012, 00:20

Just to let you know, I had the problem that when using the Windows 8 Store App, it often just displayed the wait animation after clicking an entry and finally gave a No Connection / Timeout error message 10 seconds later. This happened on Win8 CP, RP and RTM and with several VB versions.
I played around with the VB settings and changing the network type from NAT to Bridge seems to have stopped the error from happening.

So if anybody has the same problem, try this.

Btw, 3D acceleration generally works pretty well with the latest guest additions, but sadly the Pinball FX2 app doesn't (hangs when starting the game). Fruit Ninja is also a no go. I'm using the VB RC build on Win7-64.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby gpicher » 19. Aug 2012, 07:30

I have a non-pirated Windows 8 RTM EN ISO - I'm an MSDN developer - and I am having the same issues with copy and paste not working, Internet Explorer (desktop, not Metro) crashing repeatedly once Virtual Box additions are installed. So something is seriously non-functional. Couldn't recommend using VirtualBox with Windows 8 at this (admittedly early) point.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby michaln » 19. Aug 2012, 15:48

gpicher wrote:Couldn't recommend using VirtualBox with Windows 8 at this (admittedly early) point.

But we never recommended it either, did we?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby TTC1 » 19. Aug 2012, 19:31

Not adding anything to the conversation but just confirming the problems experienced by others with Guests Additions 4.1.18 as downloaded yesterday.
I stumbled upon this discussion while searching if I was have setup issues, configuration issues or whatever.
I guess I'll have to go to VMWare for this one, unless... Any time frame for an updated Win8 workable version of the Guests Additions?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby michaln » 19. Aug 2012, 19:44

TTC1 wrote:I guess I'll have to go to VMWare for this one, unless...

If you need working Windows 8 Guest Additions today, you'll have to.

Any time frame for an updated Win8 workable version of the Guests Additions?

No time frames, sorry. It's not going to happen today, and it will happen before the actual Windows 8 release.

In the meantime, there is always the option of running Windows 8 in VirtualBox without Guest Additions.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Saamu » 20. Aug 2012, 15:02

Hello!
I just spent in 4.1.2: no change !!!!

Code: Select all   Expand viewCollapse view
I speak English very badly
Here are the W8 RTM installation log that is dismissed without reason
because my Host in W7 Ultimate 32-bit 4 GB Ram can install W8 Pro in 32 and 64-bit without any problems.
I've done installing it to a VHD
 Please help me because I have exhausted all the possibilities!
Well cordially
Georges

Error 0xC0000260
with PAE/NX error 0x000005D !!!

 My Log :[attachment=0]VBoxW8Log.txt[/attachment]
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VBoxW8Log.txt
Log No install W8
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Last edited by Saamu on 22. Aug 2012, 15:49, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby rseiler » 22. Aug 2012, 03:22

michaln wrote:No time frames, sorry. It's not going to happen today, and it will happen before the actual Windows 8 release.

Is the version in the RC stage now intended to be that release? It's a little vague as to what the improved Windows 8 support is.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby piggo » 22. Aug 2012, 11:48

They are like reticent related with the Windows 8 serious support. First they said they are not pirates so they can't download RTM before MSDN release, then they complained about Microsoft change of code and now they deleyed the Guest Addition fix until the release date.

Considering VMware Windows 8 support is in place from beta stage and they didn't had to even update the VMware Tools in them 8.0.4 official release between preview and RTM and OS works perfectly, I think guys at Virtualbox are at a very early stage of a serious Windows 8 support development compared to VMware.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Tosal » 22. Aug 2012, 15:59

Saamu wrote:Hello!
I just spent in 4.1.2: no change !!!!


Same for me. I just installed v4.1.20 r80170 + appropriate extensions.
Result: still does not work :(
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Saamu » 22. Aug 2012, 18:22

Tosal wrote:
Saamu wrote:Hello!
I just spent in 4.1.2: no change !!!!


Same for me. I just installed v4.1.20 r80170 + appropriate extensions.
Result: still does not work :(



I just installed 4.2.0.RC1 :
Result : still does not work !!!!!
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Bertrua » 22. Aug 2012, 20:42

If anyone has DESKTOP flicking issues on Win8 RTM, try to disable VirtualBox Graphics Adapter in Device Manager Window.
It's hard to login because of this issue
For me it's only solution (I am using VirtualBox 4.1.20)

Best regards
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Tosal » 23. Aug 2012, 09:35

Bertrua wrote:If anyone has DESKTOP flicking issues on Win8 RTM, try to disable VirtualBox Graphics Adapter in Device Manager Window.
It's hard to login because of this issue
For me it's only solution (I am using VirtualBox 4.1.20)

Best regards


Thanks a lot for this tip - it worked: I disabled "3D video acceleration" and enabled "2D video acceleration" :D :D
(hope translation of these controls is correct - I'm using the German version of VB)
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby rseiler » 24. Aug 2012, 02:02

Tosal wrote:
Saamu wrote:Hello!
I just spent in 4.1.2: no change !!!!


Same for me. I just installed v4.1.20 r80170 + appropriate extensions.
Result: still does not work :(


That's what I thought. Imagine the double-take I did when I got to the end of this article and read:
http://www.windows7hacker.com/index.php ... virtualbox

"After the installation is finished, switch to the desktop, and start installing the guest additions to get a better user experience. And not like early Developer Preview days, the guest additions get installed successfully and Windows 8 runs much smoothly with it."

Huh?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby TTC1 » 24. Aug 2012, 03:38

Still with 4.1.18, no update to newer 4.1.20 but using Bertua's tip and disabling 3D acceleration solved the slowness problem.
W8 works like a charm, sort of.

Thanks Bertua for the the tip.
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