Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Windows 8 As Host For Virtualbox XP Guest Install. Anybody Doing It ?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Windows 8 As Host For Virtualbox XP Guest Install. Anybody Doing It ?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
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
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K Asus Sabertooth X79 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Samsung  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 120gb SSD LG 24x Win XP Pro 64 / Win 7 Pro 64 Dell U2412M 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX650 Lian LI PC9F Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K Asus Sabertooth X79 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Samsung  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 120gb SSD LG 24x Win XP Pro 64 / Win 7 Pro 64 Dell U2412M 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX650 Lian LI PC9F Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
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.
The BAWS!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955 BE Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire 6870 Gskill RipJaws DDR3 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital LG super multi lightscribe Corsair H50 with Coolermaster R4 in push/pull Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Acer LED 60hz $8 local computer store brand Corsair 750TX CM 690 II 
MouseMouse Pad
CM Sentinel Advance Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
The BAWS!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II 955 BE Asus M5A97 EVO Sapphire 6870 Gskill RipJaws DDR3 1600 2x4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital LG super multi lightscribe Corsair H50 with Coolermaster R4 in push/pull Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
23" Acer LED 60hz $8 local computer store brand Corsair 750TX CM 690 II 
MouseMouse Pad
CM Sentinel Advance Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
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.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K Asus Sabertooth X79 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Samsung  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 120gb SSD LG 24x Win XP Pro 64 / Win 7 Pro 64 Dell U2412M 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX650 Lian LI PC9F Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K Asus Sabertooth X79 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Samsung  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 120gb SSD LG 24x Win XP Pro 64 / Win 7 Pro 64 Dell U2412M 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX650 Lian LI PC9F Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
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.
Primary
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k @ 4.1/3.6GHz (core/uncore), 1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (BIOS 1.70) Reference R9 290X  4x4GiB Crucial @ 2400, 11-11-11-26-T1, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB WD Scorpio Black 750GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB 2x Hitachi 7k1000.C 1TB Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Seasonic Platinum-860 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k @ 4.1/3.6GHz (core/uncore), 1.2v ASRock X99 OC Formula (BIOS 1.70) Reference R9 290X  4x4GiB Crucial @ 2400, 11-11-11-26-T1, 1.33v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Plextor M6e 128GB (fw 1.05) M.2 (PCI-E 2.0 2x) 2x Crucial M4 256GB 4x WD Scorpio Black 500GB WD Scorpio Black 750GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
HGST Travelstar 5K1500 1.5TB 2x Hitachi 7k1000.C 1TB Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ BL3200PT Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless (MX Brown) Seasonic Platinum-860 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseAudio
CM Storm Spawn Realtek ALC1150 + M-Audio AV40 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Windows 8 As Host For Virtualbox XP Guest Install. Anybody Doing It ?