Tag Archive: virtual machine

Sep 09 2015

Hyper-V Error – VM Could Not Initialize

This is perhaps one of the most unhelpful, generic error messages I have come across in my years of computing. I’m sure we all have our favourites but this one is up there: could not initialize. Real helpful. I encountered this myself after converting an Oracle VirtualBox VDI to a Microsoft Hyper-V VHD and attaching …

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Sep 05 2015

HP Proliant Microserver Gen 8 Unboxing

A bit out of order given that I’ve already put up a video showing how to install a micro SD card or USB stick in the HP Microserver but I can’t let that get in the way of  a good unboxing!   So, why did I choose the HP Proliant Microserver (Gen 8) over building …

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Sep 18 2011

Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox

Windows Install - Step 06 (Windows 8 Start Screen)

Yesterday, I took you through how to prepare VirtualBox for your installation of the Windows 8 Developer Preview so today will look at the actual installation process. To kick things off, you need to configure the Windows installation image as a bootable disc in the VM. In order to do so, you need to click on “Settings” …

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Sep 17 2011

Setup VirtualBox for Windows 8

Update Network Settings

As promised, I’m going to take you through how to configure a VM in VirtualBox to get the developer preview of Windows 8 up and running. The first thing you need to do after opening Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager is click on the “New” button which kicks of the “New Virtual Machine Wizard”. The first …

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Sep 16 2011

Virtual Machine Software on the Cheap

Given how keen I am to try out the Windows 8 preview that I touched on in yesterday’s blog entry I had to find suitable and compatible virtual machine (or VM for short) as the platform for my testing. I didn’t want to go through the process of creating a new partition on my computer …

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Sep 14 2011

Windows 8 Preview Released

I’ll keep this short and sweet but the developer preview of Windows 8 has been released (and you can download the various versions here if you are interested). It sports the brand new tile-based “Metro” interface that has been inspired from Windows Phone with the aim of being more touch friendly than a traditional Windows …

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