So after fixing the VM problem, my first impression is "slow as f**k". If this was Ubuntu, I'd already be using it by now. I was even being generous and gave Windows 8 access to 2 GB of RAM (I give Ubuntu only 1 GB).
But after install, Windows 8 seems to be endlessly stuck on some ugly loading screen. Maybe it actually crashed, but I am too scared to reboot in the case it will corrupt my install.
So, I'm removing that 1 point I gave it thus far. Windows 8: 0/10.