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Windows 10 on VirtualBox

Q: Windows 10 on VirtualBox

I have installed my retail copy of Windows 10 on my main desktop. But before I did this I did the upgrade from Windows 8.1 and then converted the install.esd file into an iso.

How can I activate this virtualbox copy? I thought it would have accepted the key from Windows 8.1?

Preferred Solution: Windows 10 on VirtualBox

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A: Windows 10 on VirtualBox

Hello Nick,

I'm afraid that the VM is considered a separate PC, and is why the registered activation of the free Windows 10 for your main desktop was not used to activate the VM.

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I have downloaded the latest version of Windows 8 (Release Preview) and want to install it in VirtualBox as I did with the Developer preview on my Windows 7 (Ultimate) 32-bit system.
I have PAE/NX set, but when I try the install all I get is the very first screen with just 'Windows' on it.
I have deliberately booted off the DVD and I eventually got to the next screen asking for language and location, so that proves the disk is bootable.
Can someone suggest what I can do to get it to install?

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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1983 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 79757 MB; D: Total - 400001 MB, Free - 80379 MB; E: Total - 100006 MB, Free - 46262 MB; F: Total - 453851 MB, Free - 53197 MB;
Motherboard: WinFast, 6150M2MA
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated and Enabled

A:Windows 8 and VirtualBox

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Hey everyone i wanted to try the new Windows 8.1 i downloaded virtualbox and downloaded the windows 8 64 bit ISO and it blue screens upon startup what i find strange is i know i can run windows 8 i had the preview iso for windows 8 when it was under development any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1 and Virtualbox

Hi there
a number of people have reported issues with VBOX and W8.1 -- I'd suggest using the FREE VMWARE PLAYER --It's free and IMO beats VBOX every time - VM's always seem stable, VMWARE is a huge profitable company so the FREE PLAYER always gets a lot of updates from the paid versions such as VMware workstation. 3-D is a breeze and current video improvements mean that DVD playing and even running some complex games are now possible on a VM which wan't really possible decently until a short while ago.

There's a free converter so you can convert your VBOX VM to VMWARE format without having to install the VM again.

(After creating the VM install the VMWARE tools at first power on install in the GUEST machine of course -- this is the same as the VBOX Additions).

I also like the fact that VMware also allows you to run the VM's in the background so you can logoff the HOST and still access the VM's --remotely too and users can even have accounts on your VM's without needing one on the HOST machine.


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After installing the W 8.1 Preview, seems the VirtualBox networking is out.

This is using the latest VBox 4.2.14.
Re-installing VirtualBox solves it but duplicate driver entries still remain, one being the old one.

A:Windows 8.1 and VirtualBox

Hi there
works fine in VMware workstation and VMware player(Free)

Posting this thread from W8.1 preview. I'm actually running the w8.1 preview (X-64) from a W2003 server host using VMware workstation running a W 8.1 x-64 Virtual machine -- Note you CAN run a 64 bit guest VM from a 32 bit HOST OS but of course max RAM for HOST + GUEST is only 4GB. Testing on an old Intel Pentium IV machine which I have as a file and Internet server (W2003) -- runs just fine.

Haven't had any problems yet.


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I can't run Windows 8 Pro. When I open the VM I get the error - VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and will fail to boot without it.

I have given it 1023 Mb of ram and 88GB HDD space but still won't boot. Windows 7 Starter, Linux and Windows XP works without any problem.

A:Windows 8 Pro won't run in VirtualBox

Hi Motion and Welcome to SevenForums,

Have you checked that you have got virtualisation enabled in your BIOS?


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hi all, i have a laptop with windows server 2003 (i think its the most stable and fastest os M$ has made)

I have other PC's with windows 7 as the host (dual cores) but i need to keep server 2003 on this one. but i want to play with 7 on it.
anyway i wanted your opinion on how slow or fast it would be before i waste the 5 hours to install.
1.60ghz PM
768mb ram (i know windows 7 "officially" wants 1gb but i have run it fine with only 384mb) i would give the virtual machine about 512mb

A:windows 7 under sun virtualbox?

The laptop needs a serious RAM upgrade. Will it run? Probably. Will it run well? No.

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Hello ,
i installed windows 8 pro to virtual machine.Also activated and save the box for future use.
Today i ran the windows but it cant be activated becuase the serial key is already being used on another pc..
(The key is genius.)Well i cant use anymore this key??Also i made a new setup but nothing change.

A:Windows 8 Vm VirtualBox

Hello there,

Is the key already used?
If it failed twice then we can assume it's true and that the key cannot be used on a second pc.
If it's a VM, you probably need it for some tests but without a key you'll get a few extra days (30days evaluation + rearms?).


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can someone please refer me to instructions on using VirtualBox (Oracle) with Win 8.1.
I would like to use it to install a Windows 8.1, which is also my current operating system. This way i hope to keep my OS clean and in top condition for important stuff.
I appreciate any info you may have for me.
Robert Wfr

A:How do I use VirtualBox on Windows 8.1

Hi Robert You know that there's a lot of tutorials and guides on Google that explains you how to download and install VirtualBox, and how to create a VM under it. Here's two, one of which is straight from VirtualBox website:http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-virtualbox/http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.htmlIf you want, I also wrote my own guide on how to create a VM under VirtualBox. If you would like to take a look at it, let me know and I'll copy/paste it here for you.

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For some reason, I've been having terrible luck on getting my iPhone 4s to work in Windows 7, which is a virtual machine in VirtualBox. I've passed the iPhone 4s to Windows, and it just gives me the yellow exclamation mark in Device Manager (Apple Mobile Device USB Driver)

I've tried reinstalling Windows 7, I've tried uninstalling all Apple products in the correct order, as they suggest on their support site. I've tried running Windows Update (which I was pretty sure wasn't going to help, just wanted to eliminate this), I've tried rebooting my iPhone 4s. I've tried to reboot my computer (I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 w/ VirtualBox).

I'm not necessarily seeking help with Ubuntu, but with Windows. I'm wanting to know if there's any other methods I should try. Has anyone else ever went through all this crap to get their iPhone working? Or is it just some type of VM related issue? I mean the OS detects the iPhone just fine it seems... not sure where else to go

A:[SOLVED] Is it Windows or VirtualBox?

The iPhone drivers that come with iTunes don't play nicely with a virtual machine.

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Do I need antivirus for Windows 8 CP in VirtualBox? If so, which free one would work? Will Microsoft Security Essentials work? I have antivirus (Norton) and firewall (Comodo) on my Windows 7 host.

A:Antivirus for Windows 8 CP in VirtualBox?

Windows 8 has MSE built in as Windows Defender. That should be enough.

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Hi, when I try to run Windows 8 (32 bit) in VirtualBox, it loads, but only up to the point where it says "Windows Developer Preview".

It then crashes, giving me an error saying I need to restart the computer, which repeatedly scrolls along the screen (Windows 8, I mean, not my host OS, Windows 7).

I should also note that I eventually get an error stating it's meant to work in 32 bit color, but has been reduced to 24 bit, or something along the lines of that.

How do I fix this? The host machine is capable of running Windows 8 (Hewlett-Packard, 4gb of RAM, Quad-Core with 1.7ghz processor, I believe).

A:Windows 8, Virtualbox Error!


Did you enable the IO APIC in the system settings for the guest environment.


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I have bought from eBay.co.uk an Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.

I have installed it in a Virtualbox VM. And now I'm trying to activate it but it does not want to accept my product key from the DVD case.

Here is the output from the diagnostic report:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-V7TF2-TVF6R-YVHFT
Windows Product Key Hash: uKROb1hMKMKCBOHnaEBBtyMvGLE=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9326877-96202
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {9285CE92-E65B-413B-BD86-8BDB091DBDF3}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
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I need to fix the following problem.

Sometimes Windows 8 just hangs after I look around and change some of the DVD related settings in VirtualBox. My host system is ubuntu and the guest is Windows 8.

When it hangs it is usually showing the Windows 7 desktop because I am always in that mode. I cursor to the lower left to try to the the mini-tiles but no matter what I do with the cursor, the mini-tiles do not appear. In fact, nothing works. I cannot launch any desktop applications.

In the past I solved this by simply having VirtualBox send the shutdown power-off signal. Windows is ignoring the shutdown signal. Is there a Windows-centric way to fix this problem so that I can do a Windows-centric shutdown in the normal fashion or otherwise resolve or prevent this problem?

A:Windows 8 hangs in VirtualBox

If it's the screen/graphical part that hangs it could also be the virtual graphical driver's fault.
Does it work better without any DVD/iso inserted? Switch the virtual DVD drive in VM settings from SATA to IDE or the other way around and then try again to see if it helped.

Are you using VirtualBox WDDM graphic driver with enabled 3D acceleration in the guest?
Then yes, the screen hangs because of the buggy driver.

In that case the Scale Mode will also hang: try Ctrl+C

First try to resize the screen to see it it refreshes.
If not:

First stop the VM,
Disable 3D and the graphics would be a lot snappier without hangs.
If nothing works, uninstall the VBox graphic driver from Within Win8 Device Manager (remove driver + software) and use the built-in basic display adapter.

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I am trying to install the Windows 8 consumer preview 32 bit onto a virtual machine through Virtualbox. However, as soon as I enter the cd key, an error appears saying:
"We couldn't verify the product key. Please check your installation media"
I tried both of these cd keys:
I have re-downloaded the ISO, and checked to make sure the hashes were the same. I am still unable to resolve this issue.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you

A:Windows 8/VirtualBox problem

Why do't you just skip this page and back to activate your Windows 8 later?

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Hi all i was wondering if oracle virtualbox will run on windows 8 pro 64 bit i would like to use it instead of using the built in one that came with windows as i want to run Tails from https://tails.boum.org/ in a VM and it is not supported by the built in Hyper-V on windows 8. but i don't want to goof up windows by installing another virtual software so i need to know if it will work before i do it.

A:can i run oracle virtualbox on windows 8 pro??

Sure, VirtualBox runs fine with Win 8 64-bit as the Host system.

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VirtualBox-4.2.16 is available.
Supports Windows 8.1

A:VirtualBox-4.2.16 is available. Supports Windows 8.1


I've only been able to get this now... vacations...

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Hello all,

Has anyone had any problems with virtualBox running on windows 8 pro 64bit. I first installed it 2 weeks ago and I had no problems.

At the weekend I decided to set up my virtual machines from my Vista install and some of the older ones didn't work so I decided to uninstall and reinstall VirtualBox.

I checked that the version I had was still the latest version and reinstalled it.

Last night I had problems with my computer hanging at the windows 8 desktop screen for 2-5 minutes before I could open Internet explorer straight after boot up. This was with VirtualBox not running so I presume it's one of the drivers causing the problem.

It seems strange that it was ok until I reinstalled it.

I'm not sure weather to reinstall it again or wait for another update, anyone else using it?



A:Oracle VirtualBox on windows 8

The latest version should work fine. Just make sure VT-x (Hardware Virtualization) is enabled in the BIOS.
Without that, I had some issues on i7 and besides there were glitches on dual cores as well.
Once I had a crash on the VM Manager but didn't happened again. I even tested a custom build of VBox OSE and worked pretty well.


If you're using VBox on Win8 Pro then you'll need to make sure Hyper-V is disabled from the OS features.
After all this and you still have issues, you could give VMware Player a try which is also free for personal VM usage.
It is very stable (I don't work for VMware) and didn't crashed so far (VT-x also has to be enabled when available in BIOS or CPU).

VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC

VMware Player - Install Windows 8

But VirtualBox was tested on 3 pc's in my case and it should work fine even on Win8 (the latest of course, VBox 4.2.x).
You'll better install the VBox extension pack as well.

Good luck

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Never mind. Got Microsoft support to help me fix the issue.

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did anybody tried to install Windows 7 as guest OS on VirtualBox ?
Did it work ?

A:Windows 7 as guest on VirtualBox

I have heard that it does NOT work, although it apparently works in Virtual PC. This is only by word of mouth however, I have it natively installed

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I am having a bit of trouble mounting Windows 7 Beta on to Sun's Virtualbox, which is on my Windows XP Professional 64bit machine.

Virtualbox was installed successfully on my machine giving 900MB of RAM and 20GB of space. The copy of Windows 7 Beta I have is a zipped copy, but it does not auto start, and to make it start you have to double click on the setup icon to make it start. I have tried to make an ISO copy which is bootable, and pointed it to virtualbox, but this did not start the installation.

Does anyone out there have a way of installing Windows 7 Beta onto a VirtualBox, or can anyone advise me of installing Windows 7 Beta without it affecting my current installation?


And Merry Xmas

A:How to Mount Windows 7 on to Sun VirtualBox

Windows 7 Beta stopped booting a long time ago, soon after the RC was made avaiable. Buy Windows 7 if you want to install it.

I'm closing this thread, but since you may have honestly not known that the Beta is now ancient history I will not call this a violation of our rules against illegal software. Have a good holiday.

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I'm trying to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox on my Windows 7 PC. However, every time I start the virtual machine, I am greeted with this message.

Audio continues to work on both the host and guest OS. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

Thanks in advance!

A:VirtualBox PCM_in Problem with Windows 8

I would simply install the latest available driver in the host operating system and see how it goes.

If Realtek: Realtek

There may be some interesting details if you click the arrow thing to show them. If you'd like, you're welcome to post a screenshot of it showing that too.

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March 13, 2012

Virtualbox 4.1.10 is available. Changleog below.

VirtualBox 4.1.10 (released 2012-03-13)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

GUI: if 3D support on the host is not available for some reason, do not only disable this VM setting but also uncheck the checkboxVMM: fixed a potential problem causing to schedule interrupts during SYSEXIT right after STIVMM: fixed a potential guest memory corruption issue with page fusionVMM: adjusted the module matching algorithm for page fusion a little, generally resulting in slightly more shared pagesMain: host interfaces no longer have "defaults" for IP address and network mask attributesMain: don't depend on a password for certain guest control operations (bug #10030)3D Support: fixed Windows XP hosts support (4.1.8 regression; bugs #10071 and #10088)3D Support: rendering fixes for Linux hosts with NVIDIA graphics3D Support: fixed saved state issues (4.1.8 regression; bug #10126)3D Support: WDDM driver: fixed powershell_ise crashes (bug #10167), make WPF-based apps work with Aero enabled, fixed additional possible WinSAT crashesVRDP: fixed remote clipboard compatibility issues with some clientsStorage: fixed a possible data corruption when compacting VDI or VHD images with snapshots (32-bit hosts only)iSCSI: fixed crash when using incorrect credentials when authenticating with a LIO target (bug #10173)Serial: don't abort in host mode under ra... Read more

A:Virtualbox 4.1.10 Released - Windows 8 adaptations

I have problems with the new version of guest additions.

1. It doesn't allow me to uncheck 3D support which I had to do with the previous version because of a hang.
2. If I install with 3D support it hangs just prior to the logon screen with high CPU and a flashing display and yes 3D is properly configured in settings with 256MB video RAM.

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Is there anyone else that uses VirtualBox under Windows 10 here? I used it since I upgraded and it always worked just fine, without any issues. Now, since the last Patch Tuesday (where I also installed Emsisoft Anti-Malware), VirtualBox cannot launch any of my Virtual Machine anymore for whatever reason there is. This is the error message I'm getting:The issue is a 0x05 code, which means "Access denied". And from the looks of it, it seems that VirtualBox cannot create a PCI device (virtual one I guess) for the VM I'm opening and it fails to launch. I have a few ideas of what could cause this but I'm still investigating.So far, I tried a lot of solutions, and some works, some doesn't but everytime I restart my computer, I have to use a different one.Upgraded VirtualBox to the latest version (which is 5.0.2);Launched VirtualBox as an Admin, and with normal user rights;Deleted a VM from the list and added it back;Deleted the temp files from VirtualBox;Boot a VM that is shut down, and not restore a snapshot;The thing is that if I can get one VM to open, past the error message, the rest will open as long as I don't shutdown my computer. I have no idea of what causes this and I'm interested in knowing if some users here uses VirtualBox and if they encountered the issue.On a side note, I know that VirtualBox isn't officially compatible with Windows 10 yet (it's on their own page), but I find it weird that it worked flawlessly until a few days ago.Anyhow, I'll keep on posting my find... Read more

A:[Anomaly] VirtualBox works on and off on Windows 10

I used it and it worked OK for me using an old Windows 98 VM. I can't say much more because I just downgraded back to Windows 7. 

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How I got the VBoxSDL interface working for VirtualBox 4.3.12 x64.

A long time ago, ever since I read the VirtualBox user manual I saw the VboxSDL interface mentioned.
Chapter 9. Advanced topics

Works nice, on Linux, It seems you can get native full-screen on any supported resolution in a VM.

We need to run it in a command line /terminal.

basic command:

VBoxSDL --startvm "vm-name"

In this example I use an exising VM of Windows XP called simply "xp"

Don't start the VM here,
This window was just to see the VM names: we won't use the normal interface because that one works, we know it.

To start the VM called "xp" with the SDL interface, use the command like this:

VBoxSDL --startvm "xp"

Big chance for that to fail since we dn't have a path variable for that location.

So to be safe, the full command wil work like this:

"%programfiles%\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe" --startvm "xp"

So we try that vboxsdl command line on Windows, here x64, in a cmd window, assuming that we run from the install of VirtualBox in Program Files. Used VirtualBox here in example is 4.3.12 64bit.

We get this famous result:

(notice version number)

Hmmm... Direct what?
After searching that up, we find out that the official Windows version of provided VBoxSDL.exe isn't maintained or is outdated. The sdl.dll that is provided on Windows misses a dependency to msvcr80.dll (why?!) but I assume that... Read more

A:VirtualBox x64 Windows: getting VboxSDL to work

Thanks for this. I can now start a NetBSD VM which requires VBoxSDL --norawr0 to run on a non VT-x/AMD-V host.

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I have updated my OS to Windows 10 which has been activated during the upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit.

I have added Windows 10 as a guest in Virtualbox, how do I validate the Windows 10 guest?

A:How to activate Windows 10 guest in VirtualBox

Installing Windows 10 to a virtual machine, same activation rules apply as in installing to any new computer. Your options are:
Install and activate a qualifying OS (Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1) on virtual machine, then upgrade it to Windows 10Buy a Windows 10 license for clean install
You cannot just clean install Windows on a computer, be it a real physical one or a virtual machine, and expect it to be activated without a valid product key.


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I installed Oracle's virtualbox on a windows 10 machine. I'd like to download software to it like adobe reader. I can't. I can start up internet explorer and connect to the web and if I click on links it goes to those links. If I try to go to google.com I get a message that it can't make a secure connection. I tried downloading adobe acrobat in windows 10 and transferring it with a shared folder to the virtual machine. I was able to transfer to the virtual machine but when I tried running it, it tried to connect to the web and could not. This looks to me like a security problem because the browser can connect to some sites in the virtual machine and only complained when they were secure sites. Is there some security setting in windows 10 that could be blocking virtualbox from connecting to secure sites?

A:Can't make secure connections with virtualBox in windows 10

Is the date/time correct on your VM?

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Help!So my work laptop is a Lenovo t440s running Win7 Enterprise.I was playing around with trying to make a bootable USB so that I could run my own environment on my work PC with a quick reboot.Anyhow, I tried to reboot the work laptop earlier and ended up with the following error:Windows 7: Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessibleI cant seem to get into system repair, or anything. I also don't have a CD drive in the laptop and finally to make issues worse, my only other machine (what im on now) is a Mac running El Capitan.From all my reading I'm pretty sure its something to do with the MBR being messed up, but I just don't know how to fix it.I've build a windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox and popped the HDD out and into a caddy. Not sure if this makes it any easier or not, but it meant that from in the virtual machine I could at least see the HDD in Disk Management.Here's a screen shot:https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lo18i13na...15.54.png?dl=0I've tried booting the virtual machine install see if I can go down the repair route that way but it just doesn't see the HDD or windows installation.Any help will be massively appreciated and might just save my ass.

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I downloaded Windows 8.1 Pro(Single language pack) using media creation tool, but when I try to install it on virtualbox, it is not accepting my Activation key.

Any other way to activate it?


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So my work laptop is a Lenovo t440s running Win7 Enterprise.
I was playing around with trying to make a bootable USB so that I could run my own environment on my work PC with a quick reboot.

Anyhow, I tried to reboot the work laptop earlier and ended up with the following error:
Windows 7: Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

I cant seem to get into system repair, or anything. I also don't have a CD drive in the laptop and finally to make issues worse, my only other machine (what im on now) is a Mac running El Capitan.

From all my reading I'm pretty sure its something to do with the MBR being messed up, but I just don't know how to fix it.

I've build a windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox and popped the HDD out and into a caddy. Not sure if this makes it any easier or not, but it meant that from in the virtual machine I could at least see the HDD in Disk Management.

Here's a screen shot:


I've tried booting the virtual machine install see if I can go down the repair route that way but it just doesn't see the HDD or windows installation.

Any help will be massively appreciated and might just save my ass.

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I have been using VirtualBox in Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
Whenever I mount the CD/DVD Drive with a disk in there to the Drive Controller mapped VirtualDrive,
Even after completing the reads and installs from it and deleting the VirtualDrive,
The CD/DVD drive gets locked. Even quitting from VirtualBox does not seem to free up the drive to simply eject the media... I am forced to fully reboot Windows to be able to eject the media ....
Have to resort to Windows brilliant solution of simply having to do a complete OS Restart ...

A:VirtualBox locks drives on Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hi there.

I'm not a big fan of VBOX. Go for VMware player - it's STILL free for individuals. Rrelease 6 is probably better than rel 7 if you want to run W10 as a VM but otherwise works brilliantly.

Uninstall VBOX additions on the VM and simply convert the VM to VMware format via the FREE conversion tool. Install VMware tools on your VM after powering it up.

BTW this tool is also a great way to "Virtualise" a running physical machine too (usually called a P2V conversion).

VMware vCenter Converter: P2V Virtual Machine Converter | VMware United Kingdom


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Here's the deal. I want to try to get this game that only happens to run on XP to work on my windows 8 machine by running it on xp via virtual box.

The problem is that the only windows XP machine I have, with a preinstalled windows xp died (motherboard failed), and I don't have a legit copy of windows xp,and finding a legit copy is a pain, so the only alternative is to do the one month trial and reset everything, and I don't want to have to install the antivirus and all that stuff over and over.

I hear of viruses spreading from guest to host, but let's say I just installed xp on virtualbox, and I leave it running, and do nothing. No antivirus is installed, and the host and guest is somehow connected. Will a virus eventually get into the virtual machine, and make its way into the host machine, without me opening any programs?

To make this question simpler, let's say you bought a new PC, installed a windows OS, and have it connected to the internet. No firewall and no antivirus is installed. The router is secure though. Will that PC be infected just because it is on?

What are the odds of an idle PC that is on for 24 hours to be infected if it does not have antivirus or firewall?

A:Can a fresh install of windows on virtualbox be infected?

As long as the VM doesn't have an Internet connection, and the host OS is free of infection, it would be very difficult for something to make its way into XP.

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I want to add a Fuji Xerox USB printer to Windows 7. I believe it is a GDI printer meaning most of the processing happens on the PC and so the driver is responsible for doing most of the work.

Since such a driver is not available on Ubuntu, I have my Windows 7 as a "guest" operating system on Virtual Box on Ubuntu.

There is a VirtualBox filter to allow the Fuji Xerox USB printer to be seen by Windows and in fact, Windows does detect the printer and it appears to use a default Microsoft USB Printer Driver which of course will not work for the type of printer that absolutely must have a Fuji Xerox driver. There is no point in upgrading that driver since the attempt to upgrade will just indicate that it is already the latest Microsoft USB Printer Driver.

The manufacturer's readme file says to "Add a Local Printer" but the problem is that the only ports visible when I add a printer are COM and LPT. I do not see a USB type of port. (As an experiment, I installed the driver on another pure Windows 7 computer and I can see that the port being used is a USB Virtual Printer Port named USB001. Yes, it prints on that computer. I cannot recall how I installed it . I have also installed this driver on a couple of Dell desktop Win 7 machines and a Samsung RF711 laptop Win 7 dual booting. I've always found a way to use my printer from those other Win 7 setups.)

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A:adding a USB Port to Windows 7 inside VirtualBox

First be sure to have installed the Oracle Extension for VirtualBox.

You have to go to the Virtual Box "Machine", "Settings", "USB" dialog. In there, enable the checkbox for USB 2.0 EHCI Controller.

Create a USB Filter specific to the printer by simply selecting the printer from the list of USB devices.

Then when you go to "Add a Printer" the Port "USB001 Virtual Printer Port" will appear.

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I have a problem at bridged connection between virtualbox vm and windows host.

1. host
windows 7 x64.

2. virtualbox guest
scientific linux 6.2 x86
bridged adapter

I could not make a ping to gateway and open web pages at vm. So I tried these two ways.

1) disabled windows firewall and uninstalled vaccine.
2) install comodo internet security and add VirtualBox.exe and VBoxSVC.exe to Trusted Files".

Please let me know how to make network connection with vm and windows host with bridged adapter for getting ip 192.168.0.x.

Thanks in advance.

A:bridged connection between virtualbox vm and windows host

I've never had much success connecting Linux to a Windows host using the "Network" icon in the file manager but I can connect if I use smb://Your Host PC Name/ in the address bar . It then connects to any shares you have.

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I'm running VBox 5.0 on Windows 8.1 and have created VMs for Windows 7 and Windows 10 release 10240. In both VMs I have installed Visual Basic 6 (VB6).

Everything is working fine except for one strange difference. When running the Windows 7 VM, I can double-click a VB6 project file located on a shared folder and the project will be successfully opened in VB6. However, when I attempt to do the same from the Windows 10 VM, a "Path not found" error is generated.

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions?


A:Windows 10 VirtualBox Shared Folders Oddity

Check the post at http://www.tenforums.com/newreply.ph...reply&p=330519 and see if it helps.

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I've been trying all day to install Windows 8 Build 7955 in Virtualbox, but it doesnt not seem to work. At first, I tried VMWare, but I recently saw that it doesn't support for Windows 8 yet. Then I was told Virtualbox works, and well, for me, it didn't. I've checked Youtube, and other sites.

What I seem to not see in my screen is under the "Screen" section in settings, I do not have the Acceleration tab, but I do have Motherboard and Processor tabs. I played around with those settings from various sites, but I seem to be missing the Acceleration tab.

Any help in to getting to install?

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Is there any good build I can install incase I may have to have the acceleration tab for build 7955? Any other build that wont need this I wont mind. I just want to try out Windows 8.

A:Windows 8 Build 7955 not install in Virtualbox.

I could not get it run on Virtual Box either despite using settings that worked for someone else. It was worth a try but I am not going to spend hours trying to get it to work when (from what I have seen and read) it's hardly ready for prime time. Maybe when the official beta arrives I'll give it a whirl.

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Hello folks!

I am dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, and consequently have a properly activated Windows 10 installed on my PC.

Now, I'm working from home and my company requires that I keep this time-tracking app running while I work. It's a Windows app, but I work in Ubuntu. I need to find some solution to have it running while I do my work, and for that, I'd like to set up a Windows 10 virtual machine in which the app runs while I'm in Ubuntu.

Do you guys know whether I can just use my Windows 10 disc to install and activate Windows 10 in VirtualBox? Will it activate properly?

A:Legit Windows 10 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu - Activate?

Thats what I'm about to attempt. I want a virtual copy of 10 so I can test things and add insider stuff. I'm using the upgrade copy of Windows 10 I got free from being an insider.

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I purchased an Apple computer (a Macbook Pro 13") two months ago, and installed Windows 7 (run via VirtualBox) because I need to use one Windows-only software essential for my work. My problem is that I can't get the full 1280x800 resolution in Windows, as my current Windows settings offers only screen resolutions with a 4:3 aspect ratio (800x600 to 1600x1200).

Windows 7 recognizes my display as "Generic Non-Pnp monitor on Standard VGA graphics adapter". I downloaded the latest driver for Intel HD Graphics 3000, "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows 7", but the installation was not successful, showing this message: "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

Any advice on how can I get a 1280x800 screen resolution option? Or maybe, what exactly are the "minimum requirements" for installing the Windows 7 graphics driver for a Macbook Pro?

Host OS: Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) ver 10.6.8
VirtualBox version: 4.1.0
Windows version: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Thanks in advance.

A:Snow Leopard-VirtualBox-Windows 7 screen resolution

Hi Protonic, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Might it be the obvious reason? You need to install VirtualBox Guest Additions for the emulated GPU to fully work. This pic is from an Ubuntu vm running on VirtualBox, but for you the procedure would be the same:

(When your Seven guest is running, install Guest Additions from vm's Device menu.)


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Not sure where to post this but seeing I'm using windows 10, Ill post it here.

I'm having a problem installing Windows Server 2003 on VirtualBox. It reports that there is no bootable medium found when I try to start it up.

Ive had experience in creating VM's before, I've currently got a whole virtual network going, and I need this server for my university project.

The iso file is correctly linked so I do not understand what the issue is.

If it helps, this is where I got the iso file from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ils.aspx?id=41


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Not sure where to post this but seeing I'm using windows 10, Ill post it here.

I'm having a problem installing Windows Server 2003 on VirtualBox. It reports that there is no bootable medium found when I try to start it up.

Ive had experience in creating VM's before, I've currently got a whole virtual network going, and I need this server for my university project.

The iso file is correctly linked so I do not understand what the issue is.

If it helps, this is where I got the iso file from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...ils.aspx?id=41


A:Oracle VirtualBox won't install Windows Server 2003

That is not a download for Server 2003 itself, just SP2 for Server 2003.

You can download a 180 day trial version of Server 2008 R2 here:

That is 64 bit only.

Microsoft isn't going to provide a trial version for an OS that is beyond extended support.

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VirtualBox windows 8 BIOS install 0x000000C4 error
Fixed as per googling but not working.

"c:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" setextradata "Windows8" VBoxInternal/CPUM/CMPXCHG16B 1


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My windows 10 pc cannot receive/transmit the correct bit pattern from virtualbox NAT connection through a specified port.

I have been able to do so with any windows 7 desktop.

Is there any default settings in windows 10 that would change the bit pattern that I have to fix to conform to windows 7?

Or do I need to do more on virtualbox NAT port forwarding ?

Many Thanks!


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I am running VirtualBox application to run my VMs. When The VMs are running and I perform a file copy operation from network (Network to Host or Network to Guest), it randomly calls for BSODs.

Blue screen shows driver file e1k62x64.sys as problem. Please help!!

Thanks in Advance

A:BSOD on Windows 7 Host with Guest VM Running on Virtualbox

Lot's of recent KB articles from Microsoft about VM's. Make sure that your Windows Updates are completely up to date.

e1k62x64.sys is a driver for your Intel 82577LM Gigabit NIC
Please do this:
- download a fresh copy of the network drivers from http://downloadcenter.intel.com
- uninstall the current network drivers
- install the freshly downloaded network drivers and monitor for further BSOD's

If that doesn't fix it, then please post this info: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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I'm running VirtualBox that is running XP on windows 7. The reason to need to run windows XP is I am using a film scanner in which I can't find a proper software or driver for Windows 7. The problem is the scanner (a Nikon Super CoolScan 8000-ED) works on FireWire 1394. I have a PCIe FireWire card installed, but it is not detected on the virtual windows xp machine. Is there a way to detect the PCIe FireWire card in the virtual machine? I'm not sure this is even possible.

If not, is it possible to install an XP driver to work with Windows 7. I can run the scanning software in compatibility mode, but without the driver for the scanner, the software won't detect it.

Are there any other options other than just getting an old PC and installing XP to it?

A:Running PCIe on VirtualBox or installing an XP driver on windows 7

The thing about a virtual machine is that it uses virtual hardware. Most of your real hardware is unknown and unknowable to the client OS and applications. Modern virtual machines can access USB drives and know something about your real video system. But accessing a scanner using FireWire is another matter. I could be wrong but I don't think so.

Using an XP driver on Windows 7? That is within the realm of the possible but not very likely.

I have an old scanner purchased for Windows 98 and later found a driver that worked with Windows 2000. But I never found a driver that worked with XP and never even tried with Windows 7. I have an old computer running Windows 2000 when I need the scanner.

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In my laptop i had windows 8..i need windows 7 32 bit for my project.how can i install win 7 in my lap using virtualbox..
By doing so whether it will affect windows 8 host os. please help me

A:can i install windows 7 on windows 8 using virtualbox

Yes you can install it.

If you start from scratch check the needed steps required. For Windows 7 as for Windows 8 VM's there are similar (easy) steps to follow:

VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

How to install Windows 7 in VirtualBox [Guide] (@Hatryst) ? How-To Geek Forums

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As we all know Windows 10 is a technical preview right now. Most of us are using it in Virtual Machines, but we cannot set our resolutions past 1024x768 which kills the preview experience for us.
So that said. How are we going to make Guest additions work on Windows 10 right now for Virtualbox? Any ideas?

A:Virtualbox Guest Additions in Windows 10 Guest Operating System

1024x768 is a pretty big resolution (at least more than enough to read text). However, I suggest you to post at the official forums for further improvement of Windows 10 Preview (its compatibility) 

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I've been backing up "My Documents" with CDBurnerXP because

1. I consider Windows Backups to be opaque and I prefer to keep them simple and to know what is going on
2. Windows Backups does some things I believe are risky so I will not use it
3. Windows 7 had a deep directory structure problem and I presume Windows 8 continues to
4. It's ridiculous to backup "Windows" when I really only care about the safety of my data and since I am a slow typist who can't type at 3 Gigahertz it seems unlikely that I will ever have produced enough data that won't fit in one piece of optical media
5. I prefer to use a backup medium that has no moving parts and no firmware and humidity and mechanical shock resistant and contains no software and nothing vendor specific and blank DVDs are one such medium
6. I don't understand how a "backup DVD" can get scratched if there are never children and animals in the building (movie DVDs are a different matter)

Unfortunately, I can't continue down this route because my Windows 8 is now inside VirtualBox and I can't seem to make CDBurnerXP and Windows 8 recognize a blank DVD as a suitable target for a backup.

I am looking for suggestions for DVD burning software that is free and is known through your personal experience to work inside VirtualBox.

A:can I burn a DVD from inside Windows 8 inside VirtualBox

I can't comment on VirtualBox, but the most popular free burning program is Imgburn. Although I have Nero burning software, I find the Imgburn to be easier to use for iso CD's and DVD's.

The Official ImgBurn Website

I also use Macrium for backing up my PC's, but I back up to separate hard drives, not DVD media. There is a free version of Macrium.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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