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Iv'e been running running Windows 7 and a Virtualboxed XP machine for some time without any problems. This might not be the right place to post, but I havn't been able to find any info elsewhere.
I simply want to give Win 8 a try, but it would be useless unless I can install Virtualbox to include an XP machine for older apps. Anybody doing this yet ? or have you tried perhaps VmWare with windows 8 Host.
Mind you I'm not talking about installing Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine Via Virtualbox either...........Thanks
Edited by mothman - 8/6/12 at 4:21pm
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I've ran windows 8 in virtual box with Win 7 as a host. I don't see why it won't work if you XP is a host. As long as you meet the system requirements for Windows 8, the vm should run fine.
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I knew I'd cause some confusion. I mean installing a fresh Windows 8 (Host) and then installing Virtualbox to create an XP Guest. This is how I'm running Win 7 (Host) Virtualbox, XP (Guest) now. Just wanna know if anyone is doing this with Win 8 and are there any issues.
I did find one discussion on the Virtualbox Forum and it said they couldn't get the NIC recognized.
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You should have no more trouble with a Windows 8 host than a Windows 7 host, but I haven't tried it. Windows 7 and 8 drivers are usually pretty interchangeable, so I'm not sure where the NIC issues would come from.

I have used VMware on a Server 2012 host and it worked fine.
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