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Windows 8 (Virtualbox Install Guide)

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  • Started 1 year ago by computergeeker98
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computergeeker98
computergeeker98
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Installing Windows 8 on Virtualbox is pretty easy.

Virtualbox is a program that allows you to install virtual disks of other operating systems (OS's) on your computer.

To do this, you must do the following:

Step 1:

Download whats called an .iso (Disk Image File), The download will take about a half hour to an hour but its worth it.

Check what kind of computer you have by opening the start menu, right clicking "My Computer" and clicking properties and check your System Type.

If it is 32 bit Download this file.

If it is 64 bit Download this file.

Now, Open Virtualbox, or Download it here.

Create a New OS, Call it Windows 8 (If you choose add 64 or 32 bit) and select windows in type and in version select Windows 8.

Then go to settings, storage, and then select the CD/DVD Driver and upload the .iso file.

Then, Start the System.

Enter the Product Key:
NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8

Then Windows should do the rest.

If you have any question tell me in the comments.

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whs
whs
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And dont forget the 'Extension Pack' and the 'Guest Additions' - else it will be only half of the fun. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

And allocate 2GBs of RAM and 25GB of dynamic disk storage.

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scorpion99
scorpion99
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Thanks for the infos guys, How much is this product key valid? 1 month?

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computergeeker98
computergeeker98
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Not sure....I'm trying it right now either that key or I have this one too:
JB6RJ-NV9C9-3KVWT-G2K2Y-B4CK8

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whs
whs
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The key is good until Jan.15 2013. But you need the Release Preview of /8 - which I think you cannot download any more.

Btw: here is a detailed guide how to install in vBox

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computergeeker98
computergeeker98
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This is the Release Review I Installed it last night this is the product key that works:
TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF

If it doesn't, try redownloading the file, also, leave it in "save machine state" do not power the machine off or you will have to re-install it all over again and the install is like an hour

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whs
whs
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Were you still able to download the Release Preview and from where ??

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