Ticket #11042 (closed defect: worksforme)
Cannot Install Windows 8 Pro x64 in VM
|Reported by:||saberman||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.2.0||Keywords:||Windows 8|
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2, AuthenticAMD Host: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with all patches
Logged in with a userid with administrator rights.
Started Virtual Box 4.2.0 Created a new VM
Type: Microsoft Windows Version: Windows 8 (64 bit)
Took all the defaults Inserted Windows 8 RTM CD in Host Drive 'D:' Selected Host Drive 'D:' as the drive attached to the new VM
Received a warning that the VM window is optimized to work in 32 bit color mode but the virtual display is currently set to 24 bit
Saw CD drive briefly actived and the blue window devided into four parts appeared agains a black background. The icons at the bottom right of the window did not show any activity. Opened Task Manager:
The instance of VirtualBox.exe that was the VM:
Using 51-54% of the CPU Rapidly generating page faults A small amount of I/O reads No I/O writes
Powered VM down after about 12 minutes of nothing happening.
I then installed a spare SATA drive in the host and installed Windows 8 Pro X64 on it without any problems. Windows 8 Pro X64 runs fine on the host hardware.