Tag: VirtualBox

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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Windows 8 Comsumer Preview

Well, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is upon us and every nerd and their Aibo (robot dog, get it) has been trying it out and sharing their thoughts with the world. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity being one to try things as soon as they become available so I thought I’d share my …

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Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview in VirtualBox

Windows Install - Step 04 (Logon)

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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Setup VirtualBox for Windows 8

Created VM

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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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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