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Windows 8 Dev Preview in VirtualBox

Installing and running Windows 8 in VirtualBox is very straight forward. There are just a couple major issues that are easily fixed. (I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.2)

(You can get the Windows 8 download links here.)

Get the network connection working. The default NIC in VirtualBox isn't recognized by Windows 8 out of the box.

To fix this goto the VM settings->Network and then click the advanced drop down menu.

Change the NIC to "Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop."


Another common issue is opening some of the full screen apps. Most of the apps require a resolution of 1024 x 768. Just increase the resolution and most the apps should work correctly.



Posted by John

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  1. Thanks for the tips. Now have internet.

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