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Windows 8 Developer Preview not installing in VirtualBox or VirtualPC - Neither the 32 or 64-bit Versions

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  • Hi,

    I've been trying to get Windows 8 up and running on a virtual machine since early this morning. On VirtualBox, which I have used successfully many times in the past, the Windows 8 install pops up no problem until I hit the "Install Now" button. Then it throws an error, asking for CD/DVD drivers. This is for both the 32 and 64-bit versions. I also cannot mount the .iso files straight from VirtualBox. That also throws an error. So I've been mounting them with DaemonTools. 

    As for VirtualPC, the 32-bit version starts to load up, but hangs on the dashed-blue line that comes right before the "Install Now" page.  I left it sitting for more than an hour earlier, and it never moved. 

    Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas. I was super excited about checking this out, but my excitement is waning with all the frustration. :(

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:05 AM

Answers

  • On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:29:18 +0000, MaraJadeSharpie wrote:

    Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso.
    Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

    If VirtualBox isn't recognizing the format of the ISO then your download
    likely got corrupted, or didn't complete properly. What is the size of the
    ISO?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Analog:  Hors d'oeuvre, usually made from cheese and covered with crushed
    nuts.  Served at all staff parties.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:07 AM
  • I tried to use Windows 7 and Other Windows.

    Including the steps given in the above link,

    selecting IO APIC, along with other suggested settings but NO LUCK 

    I am getting error screen saying ..

    Your computer needs to restart

    error code: 0x0000000A

    Parameters

    0xFFFFFFE6

    0x000001F

    0x0000000

    0x81B8E63B

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I found the issue, I installed Win7 on VM and tried to install Win8 on top of it.. then showed the error that CPU speed should be more than 1GHz.

    I have 2.53 GHz (Core2Duo) on host, I selected 1 CPU during VM built (thats the Max allowed in green).

    So it couldn't continue installation..

    Hope this helps..

     

    Thanks,

    RedMusk

     



    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:49 AM
  • I had to enable virtualization, after that, i didn'nt get this error anymore.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/configure-bios.aspx how to turn virtualization on

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=592 with this tool you can look up, if virtualization is already turned on 

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:46 PM
  • Just an update to my post: I tried installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox as Windows 7 64-bit, and it all works well.  I didn't have to try the solution below...

    In VirtualBox:

    -Settings > Storage

    -Notice IDE Controller and SATA Controller

    -Remove the OS from SATA, movie it to IDE

    -Set the OS as "IDE Primary Slave"

    -Make sure the IDE Controller is set to PIIX4

     

    Maybe you just need to redownload the ISO, like others have suggested. 

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:08 PM
  • I had similar problems. I updated my Gigabyte mainboard BIOS before successfully installing Windows 8 x64 on VirtualBox VM

    Updating BIOS takes a short time so it worths trying I guess


    Windows 8 Guides

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    That error has been very common here, but you can Install it into VMware 8 or Hyper-V Manager.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:08 AM
  • Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:11 AM
  • Hi,

    I've been trying to get Windows 8 up and running on a virtual machine since early this morning. On VirtualBox, which I have used successfully many times in the past, the Windows 8 install pops up no problem until I hit the "Install Now" button. Then it throws an error, asking for CD/DVD drivers. This is for both the 32 and 64-bit versions. I also cannot mount the .iso files straight from VirtualBox. That also throws an error. So I've been mounting them with DaemonTools. 

    As for VirtualPC, the 32-bit version starts to load up, but hangs on the dashed-blue line that comes right before the "Install Now" page.  I left it sitting for more than an hour earlier, and it never moved. 

    Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas. I was super excited about checking this out, but my excitement is waning with all the frustration. :(

    Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks! :)


    Initially I had some issues with VirtualBox, but later I could install Windows 8 successfully on it. I think your case is, you are not following the correct steps to mount the ISO image. While creating the VirtualMachine, you should choose "Windows" as the operating system and "Other Windows" as the version to install. When you start the virtual machine first time, there is a step where it ask for Media Source. In this step, choose the correct ISO image.

    When the virtual machine starts, click on "Devices"  -> CD/DVD Devices and make sure the correct .iso image is still selected.

    You can find step by step instructions to install Windows 8 on Oracle VirtualBox.

    I am still trying to figure out why I can't install Windows 8 on Windows Virtual PC.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:28 AM
  • Yes, I did check Enable IO APIC. And I didn't follow that particular tutorial until just now, but I get stuck on step 25 with the mounting error:

     

    Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso.

    Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

    Result Code: <tt>VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)</tt>
    Component: Medium
    Interface: IMedium {53f9cc0c-e0fd-40a5-a404-a7a5272082cd}
    Callee: IVirtualBox {c28be65f-1a8f-43b4-81f1-eb60cb516e66
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:29 AM
  • What version of Windows you selected while creating virtual machine?

    You should choose "Other Windows".

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:31 AM
  • On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:31:22 +0000, tojo [MVP] wrote:

    What version of Windows you selected while creating virtual machine?

    You should choose "Other Windows".

    Actually the version of Windows you choose is irrelevant (other than making
    sure you correctly select 64 or 32 bit).


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Systems programmers are the high priests of a low cult.  -- R. S. Barton

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:06 AM
  • On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:29:18 +0000, MaraJadeSharpie wrote:

    Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso.
    Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

    If VirtualBox isn't recognizing the format of the ISO then your download
    likely got corrupted, or didn't complete properly. What is the size of the
    ISO?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Analog:  Hors d'oeuvre, usually made from cheese and covered with crushed
    nuts.  Served at all staff parties.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:07 AM
  • That's what I originally thought, as well. But I went ahead and downloaded the 32-bit version, and I get the same error. Approx. 5GB for 64-bit and 3GB for the 32-bit. I guess I'll go ahead and let it download again tonight, see what happens.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:24 AM
  • On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:31:22 +0000, tojo [MVP] wrote:

    What version of Windows you selected while creating virtual machine?

    You should choose "Other Windows".

    Actually the version of Windows you choose is irrelevant (other than making
    sure you correctly select 64 or 32 bit).


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Systems programmers are the high priests of a low cult.  -- R. S. Barton

    You are right... I just verified and confirmed. I got some errors earlier and I thought that is a result of choosing Windows 7 as the version. It seem to be working fine with VirtualBox irrespective of the version we choose during installation. I got a different result with VMWare Workstation.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:35 AM
  • I tried to use Windows 7 and Other Windows.

    Including the steps given in the above link,

    selecting IO APIC, along with other suggested settings but NO LUCK 

    I am getting error screen saying ..

    Your computer needs to restart

    error code: 0x0000000A

    Parameters

    0xFFFFFFE6

    0x000001F

    0x0000000

    0x81B8E63B

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I found the issue, I installed Win7 on VM and tried to install Win8 on top of it.. then showed the error that CPU speed should be more than 1GHz.

    I have 2.53 GHz (Core2Duo) on host, I selected 1 CPU during VM built (thats the Max allowed in green).

    So it couldn't continue installation..

    Hope this helps..

     

    Thanks,

    RedMusk

     



    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:49 AM
  • I had to enable virtualization, after that, i didn'nt get this error anymore.

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/configure-bios.aspx how to turn virtualization on

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=592 with this tool you can look up, if virtualization is already turned on 

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:46 PM
  • Just an update to my post: I tried installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox as Windows 7 64-bit, and it all works well.  I didn't have to try the solution below...

    In VirtualBox:

    -Settings > Storage

    -Notice IDE Controller and SATA Controller

    -Remove the OS from SATA, movie it to IDE

    -Set the OS as "IDE Primary Slave"

    -Make sure the IDE Controller is set to PIIX4

     

    Maybe you just need to redownload the ISO, like others have suggested. 

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:08 PM
  • I had similar problems. I updated my Gigabyte mainboard BIOS before successfully installing Windows 8 x64 on VirtualBox VM

    Updating BIOS takes a short time so it worths trying I guess


    Windows 8 Guides

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:58 AM
  • restart your (host) computer and go to BIOS, system configuration. enable hardware virtualisation and save. i got the exact sam error you got and am using virtualbox. this solution is posted above but not sure if you have tried it...

    hope it helps

    • Proposed as answer by matb1996 Monday, November 21, 2011 5:58 PM
    Monday, November 21, 2011 5:58 PM
  • Seems that to me the first question that I have not seen ask ? What version are you trying to install with.. since if you see this:

    [quote]Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso.
    Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\---\Downloads\WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).[/quote]

     

    You need a version of VM that supports WDP.... per example:  VM Station needs VM 8 

    Update your program that u are trying to use to install Win 8 DP (8102)

    Monday, November 21, 2011 6:59 PM