error when install win10 on Mac

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taozhiyuai
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error when install win10 on Mac

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I install VirtualBox-7.0.8_BETA4-156879-macOSArm64.dmg and plan to install windows 10 on Mac m3 max 128gb

after setup and boot from ISO, the following error is shown.

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A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine and the machine execution has been stopped.
For help, please see the Community section on https://www.virx.org or your support contract. Please provide the contents of the log file VBox.log and the image file VBox.png, which you can find in the /Users/taozhiyu/VirtualBox VMs/Windows10/Logs directory, as well as a description of what you were doing when this error happened. Note that you can also access the above files by selecting Show Log from the Machine menu of the main VirtualBox window.
Press OK if you want to power off the machine or press Ignore if you want to leave it as is for debugging. Please note that debugging requires special knowledge and tools, so it is recommended to press OK now.
the following is log for this installation.
Windows10-2024-04-16-15-40-20.log.zip
(61.64 KiB) Downloaded 4 times
please help. thanks.
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Re: error when install win10 on Mac

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See: viewtopic.php?t=107344&sid=6d8c1c0606c1 ... 6f7aa798a1

I wouldn't bother with any Virtualisation software (VirtualBox or other options) if your aim is to try installing an x86 version of Windows 10 on an M series Mac. Windows 10 will need a real and compatible x86 processor to achieve effective performance until/unless an extremely major breakthrough in 'modern' CPU emulation is achieved.
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Re: error when install win10 on Mac

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so which windows version is recommended? windows 7? windows 11?


from https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/archi ... 30dc24d6ac

it seems someone can install win 10 on Mac, maybe some certain version of virtualbox can do that?
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Re: error when install win10 on Mac

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There are no recommendations. VirtualBox for macOSArm64 is a Developer Preview, not intended for production use; and is purely released for testing purposes. From personal experience, the 'best' Windows installation I have achieved so far is Windows XP (32-bit).

As an 'experimental' release, it's a case of what currently works, works; and what doesn't work yet, doesn't.

The link you posted is from 2016 and relates to running Windows on an Intel Mac, and that is still possible with the x64 Version of VirtualBox, if you have an Intel-based Mac.
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Re: error when install win10 on Mac

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multiOS wrote: 17. Apr 2024, 20:47 There are no recommendations. VirtualBox for macOSArm64 is a Developer Preview, not intended for production use; and is purely released for testing purposes. From personal experience, the 'best' Windows installation I have achieved so far is Windows XP (32-bit).

As an 'experimental' release, it's a case of what currently works, works; and what doesn't work yet, doesn't.

The link you posted is from 2016 and relates to running Windows on an Intel Mac, and that is still possible with the x64 Version of VirtualBox, if you have an Intel-based Mac.
What are the limitations and considerations when using VirtualBox for macOSArm64 as a testing environment for Windows installations?
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Re: error when install win10 on Mac

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See this thread viewtopic.php?t=109354&start=15 especially the last few entries for some information on recent user tests.

We on the Forum are dependent on reports and information from 'M' Series Mac users; and few have, so far, provided any positive feedback on their self testing.

We are talking about a 'Developer Preview' with a prominent BETA warning. 'Limitations' will, of course, be subject to continual change and, hopefully, will improve to some extent with each Development Build update, but any reasonable users should expect any noticeable advances in performance from Build to Build to be moderate rather than dramatic, given that there have, so far, been several new Builds released per month; and throughout any software development phase, it is possible that things might 'break' as well as improve as changes are implemented for continued testing, or as 'fixes' have to be incorporated for supported Guest OS updates and upgrades; or as Apple decides to move the goalposts.
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