Thursday, September 15, 2011

Virtualbox-Windows 8 developer preview installation error

Downloaded the Windows 8 developers preview yesterday but only to find I could not get it installed on a Oracle Virtualbox. I tried both 32-bit and 64 bit version on a Win 7 64 bit machine(HP EliteBook 8440p). The 32-bit got stuck at the following screen. I need to look for help on this error 0x81B8C63B

EDIT: From "Smiley"'s comments below, after I turned the Virtualization option ON from the BIOS menu at startup, I was able to install windows 8. Thanks.
Surprisingly, I have a Ubuntu virtual machine and it runs fine without turning on the Vitualization option.