Windows 8 VHD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by azim1980, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. azim1980

    azim1980 MDL Novice

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    Hi, My name is Abdul Azim. I'm dying to try out Windows 8. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE can anyone tell me where i can download a copy of Windows 8, VHD. so i can play about with it virtually!? i really need to get a virtual copy of it, as i've downloaded an ISO copy of it and it wouldnt install virtually! PLEASE, any help would be gratefully received! :confused:
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You need to install Virtual Machine or Virtual Box first. After that you could use your downloaded Windows 8 to install on it.
     
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  3. -=fantômas=-

    -=fantômas=- MDL Senior Member

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    What is the problem with install in Virtual Machine? What is your actual OS? Have you tried the latest VirtualBox 4.2.6?
     
  4. azim1980

    azim1980 MDL Novice

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    ....my apologies.... perhaps i wasnt clear enough?
    I have Virtual PC for Windows and i've got every other virtual machine machine except Windows 8, which i really need!
     
  5. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Win 8 is not compatible with MS Virtual PC.... So look for another virtualization solution..
     
  6. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    OR since you mention VHD...
    One can create a VHD in W7 using Disk Management, its added to the boot menu & one can just boot into it like a normal partition.
     
  7. azim1980

    azim1980 MDL Novice

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    ok, why cant 'one' lol drag and drop, as with virtualbox it doesnt allow me. THANKYOU ALL, I'VE CREATED A WIN8 VHD! :worthy: how do i now allow drag and drop to work?
     
  8. azim1980

    azim1980 MDL Novice

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    NB: As ive now created a Vhd file whilst i made a Windows 8 vhd, finally, i can use it in my prefered application, namely VirtualPC which'll allow me drag and drop!

    THANKYOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP, UNTIL THE NEXT TIME! :)
     
  9. azim1980

    azim1980 MDL Novice

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    HELP! my idea didnt work, the vhd doesnt work in VirtualPC so any ideas bods? i need the drag 'n' drop facility! in Virtualbox!
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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