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Old 09-14-11, 05:01 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install windows 8 on a vm through Virtualbox. No matter what I do it only allows me to have 500mb for my vm. I set it on dynamic but it still stuck at not having enough space.

help a nub out.

I am on win7 64
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Old 09-14-11, 05:53 PM   #2
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Haven't had the motivation to try it. If I managed to get one of those touchpads on the cheap or another decent tablet I would for sure be installing it.
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Old 09-14-11, 06:16 PM   #3
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Haven't had the motivation to try it. If I managed to get one of those touchpads on the cheap or another decent tablet I would for sure be installing it.
I love my win7 and I don't plan to upgrade to win 8 but I do like geeking out on new stuff on my puter.
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Old 09-14-11, 06:19 PM   #4
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I upgraded to VMware workstation 8 and it installs fine. Still crashes the VM hard (not BSOD) occasionally.
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Old 09-14-11, 07:00 PM   #5
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I have a dual server that is sitting idle I may have a go with it and play around. Was planning on waiting till RC thou.
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I'm trying to install windows 8 on a vm through Virtualbox. No matter what I do it only allows me to have 500mb for my vm. I set it on dynamic but it still stuck at not having enough space.

help a nub out.

I am on win7 64
I've installed Win8 in Virtual Box 3 times and for some reason, the 3rd time was a charm. Only this time I selected the VHD format over the other options (VDI and I forgot).

Once I did that I was able to resize the window from 800x600 to something higher so the Metro tiles worked. For not even being a beta release, it is surprisingly stable.
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Haven't had the motivation to try it. If I managed to get one of those touchpads on the cheap or another decent tablet I would for sure be installing it.
I don't think you'll ever see win 8 on the touchpad. Something tells me that microsoft will not be releasing win 8 ARM through retail channels. E.g. it will be OEM only. Meaning if you were somehow able to get an ARM edition installed, it would be considered warez, so I don't know if any developers would publicly work on it for fear of having a price on their head.

I could be wrong, of course, but that is just the way things are going.
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I don't think you'll ever see win 8 on the touchpad. Something tells me that microsoft will not be releasing win 8 ARM through retail channels. E.g. it will be OEM only. Meaning if you were somehow able to get an ARM edition installed, it would be considered warez, so I don't know if any developers would publicly work on it for fear of having a price on their head.

I could be wrong, of course, but that is just the way things are going.
I can see that happening for ARM based tablets, but Intel and AMD not so much. I plan to upgrade my Acer W500 tablet once win8 is available.
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I think so far the beta version has been released and try to avoid and wait for the original full version till that use 7 or XP.
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