How to : Install Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine

This tutorial will show you how to install  Windows 8  as a Virtual Machine .

Step 1 : Download the ISO image of windows 8 from windows.microsoft.com. It’s around 3 Gb in size .

Note :  There are two versions available in the website  – 32 bit  and 64 bit .

image

Step 2: Download the new version of Virtual Box from oracle website . If you are already using older version of virtual box , then upgrade to the new version .

Note : Only New version  of virtual box supports Windows 8  .

Download Link : https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

image

Step 3: Open Oracle VirtualBox  and click new button to create new Windows 8 Virtual Machine .

2012-04-09_033709

2012-04-09_033746

Step 4 : Enter Virtual Box name as Windows8 or any name which you prefer and OS type . Choose “Microsoft Windows” as Operating system and “Windows 8” as version.

2012-04-09_033835

Step 5 : Select RAM ( give in MB) for Virtual Machine .It’s better to give more than 1024 MB for better performance .

2012-04-09_033912

Step 6 : Create new Virtual hard disk for Windows 8 installation.

2012-04-09_033931

Step 7 : Choose “VDI” as file type  .

2012-04-09_033956

Step 8 : Choose “Fixed size”  storage as it gives better performance than “Dynamically allocated”.

2012-04-09_034007

Step 9 : Choose the location where you want to store virtual disk file  & Size of the virtual disk in megabytes .

2012-04-09_034221

Step 10 :  Click  “Create”  to create a new virtual disk .

2012-04-09_034233

Step 11 :  It will take some time ( approx. 10 – 20 mins ) for creation of virtual disk .

2012-04-09_034248

Step 12 : After successful creation of Windows 8 virtual disk , Go to settings ( Press Ctrl + S) .

2012-04-09_035228

Step 13 : Navigate to System –> Motherboard and Enable IO APIC  option.

2012-04-09_035341

Step 14 : Go to Processor and Enable “PAE/NX”.

2012-04-09_035435

Step 15 :  Go to Display –> Video and Enable “2D Video Acceleration”

2012-04-09_035503

Step 16 : That’s it done !! Get ready for Windows 8 first run .

2012-04-09_041020

Installation Screenshots

image

image

2012-04-13_010347

 

Key : DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

2012-04-13_010425

2012-04-13_010458

2012-04-13_010526

2012-04-13_010606

2012-04-13_010635

2012-04-13_010715

2012-04-13_010748

Final Product :
2012-04-13_010816

Do you think this tutorial is useful ?? If Yes, Share/Comment below.You can also Get Regular Updates. Subscribe to Free RSS Feeds or Email Updates. Follow us on Twitter @Devlupand Like us on Facebook.

Related posts:

Leave a Reply