How to create a VirtualBox v4.0.8 Windows 8 (x64) image.

  • Install Oracle VirtualBox v4.0.8
  • Start Oracle VirtualBox v4.0.8

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  • Choose VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) for compatibility with Microsoft Hyper-V

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Enable PAE/NX

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Enable 3D acceleration

Enable 2D video acceleration

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Enable SSD (if you have a SSD)

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Add Windows 8 i*.iso as CD/DVD drive:

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Use bridged networking.

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Drive options

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Install guest additions…

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  • Open the cd in explorer
  • Right-click on VBoxWindowsAdditions-x86 (or -amd64 for 64-bit Windows 8) and select Properties.
  • Under the Compatibility tab set the compatibility mode to ‘Windows 7’.
  • Double-click the file to install, and don’t select the 3D driver or the install will fail.

 

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