Wednesday Sep 14, 2011

Windows 8 in VirtualBox

Just a quick note for those people who are looking to run Windows 8 in Oracle VM VirtualBox.

Windows 8

Here's how I did it:

  1. Go get it from the MSDN site.  I chose the 64-bit version but, be-warned, you need to assign more RAM (MS recommend 2GB, I used 1.5GB) to it than the 32-bit version (MS recommend 1GB).
  2. Create a New Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox but change the RAM in the VM from 512MB to as above.
  3. Configure the CD/DVD to point to the downloaded Developer Preview iso
  4. Turn it on and go

(FYI I used VirtualBox 4.1.2 on a Mac OS X Lion host)

Note that the Guest Additions  don't recognise Windows 8 (fair enough at this stage, I guess) and the Windows Key features heavily in Windows 8 so if you use the Mac Cmd key as the VirtualBox Host Key, press the right Cmd key or choose a different Host Key in VirtualBox.

Cheers,

- FB 

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