That's an interesting notion. I'd have to figure out how to actually do that before I can, however (and it'll have to be after I get home; this laptop is a bit diskspace-challenged having only an SSD drive).
EDIT: Except, of course I can't create the VHD using virtual PC. If I boot the Windows 8 setup from a DVD or USB stick, is there anyway I can get it to install to a VHD?
EDIT2: This appears to be possible with Win7, I'll have to try it with Win8. I will report back tonight after I've tried it.
downloading now at 3.5mb/sec but it keeps stalling
im going to blow out my work laptop for win 8, its going to be awsome [maybe not my main machine just yet though]
remember guys that this is pre beta stuff, you'll probably be able to run on VMs with later builds, and people will probbaly find a win hack to do it now as well
Well, it works perfectly as a Hyper-V guest.
Interestingly, your Windows Live credentials are managed by the OS. When I clicked, the "sign in" link on this site, I was automatically logged in.
One thing that's going to keep freaking me out until I get used to this interface is not having the regular start menu.
what happens if you fo into the taskbar options where the startmenu settings used to be? whats in there now?
I am using older hardware - an HPXW6200 - but I can't get VPC or VirtualBox to work. I am getting al_initialization_failed from VPC and "Your machines needs to restart" from VPC.
Going to try my (newer) laptop and I have an older laptop that I can go straight to hardware. It is my Linux dev box, but I have a solid tested backup.
got it... an remembered touchscreen is 64 bit... getting the other one
guess im gonna finally go 64 we shall see
ah...seems i was installing into VirtualBox with XP default settings, changed that to Windows 7 and it installed perfectly, pretty cool
I found (On my system at least, an HP Desktop (x64 with an AMD chip) bought last summer) the latest version of VirtualBox would run the 32 bit version of Windows 8 (Or at least install, that's what it's doing now) once I enabled virtualization in the BIOS. So, for people having VM issues, perhaps check your BIOS to see if you have some virtualization setting disabled as I did? Though be sure you know what you are doing or you may mess something up on your system, such as boot order and whatnot.
Edit: Like Stinomus said above, when you are creating the virtual machine make sure to set it to Windows 7, rather than Windows Other as I did originally.
damn, istallation is FAST! 10 minutes, tops til you're at the start screen [granted i installed from a usb key but still]
I successfully installed from a USB drive to an older laptop (Tecra M7) using these instructions for the drive:
Although, I am in 256 color mode and can't find the settings! Oh well, that's for tomorrow.
No luck on VMware ESXi 4.1.
@quux0: That's the same thing I've been seeing on VMWare Player and Virtual PC 7.
works great with virtualbox. Now still need to learn the tricks. where is notepad, where is the run command, etc. Do not install Office 2010 it will hand the machine and now you will have to troubleshoot. I am still trying networking works great. Could not find the command prompt but manually browsed to the c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and got to the command prompt. It actually runs some apps which were written in 1995-96 to work only on DOS.
no f8 to start in safe mode. If your machine hangs at this current time only option is to reinstall. I am going to setup a couple of machines tomorrow and do more testing. I am willing to help a few if you have questions, i am no expert but will try. I thank this blog for introducing me to virtual box. Never used it before and now i love it. The system hung up on windows developer preview with the circle going and going and going.
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