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 .
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
Step 3: Open Oracle VirtualBox and click new button to create new Windows 8 Virtual Machine .
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.
Step 5 : Select RAM ( give in MB) for Virtual Machine .It’s better to give more than 1024 MB for better performance .
Step 6 : Create new Virtual hard disk for Windows 8 installation.
Step 7 : Choose “VDI” as file type .
Step 8 : Choose “Fixed size” storage as it gives better performance than “Dynamically allocated”.
Step 9 : Choose the location where you want to store virtual disk file & Size of the virtual disk in megabytes .
Step 10 : Click “Create” to create a new virtual disk .
Step 11 : It will take some time ( approx. 10 – 20 mins ) for creation of virtual disk .
Step 12 : After successful creation of Windows 8 virtual disk , Go to settings ( Press Ctrl + S) .
Step 13 : Navigate to System –> Motherboard and Enable IO APIC option.
Step 14 : Go to Processor and Enable “PAE/NX”.
Step 15 : Go to Display –> Video and Enable “2D Video Acceleration”
Step 16 : That’s it done !! Get ready for Windows 8 first run .
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