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VirtualBox Guest Additions in a Windows 8 virtual machine

Windows 8 has a quirk that seemingly prevents installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions. This post provides work-around instructions for installing the Guest Additions. In a virtual machine certain support programs are required to make everything appear like a normal computer. … Continue reading

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VMware Player 5 for Windows 8

Run Windows 8 on new VMware Player 5 VMware has released a new version of VMware Player with full Windows 8 support. Installing Windows 8 in a VMware Player virtual machine is now straightforward and quick. This version even received … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Release Preview on VMware Player

Now that the Windows 8 Release Preview is out, here is a quick overview of upgrading from the Consumer Preview in a VMware Player virtual machine. First a warning: This process will result in a new installation, all programs that … Continue reading

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Running Windows 8 in VirtualBox

Oracle VirtualBox Guest Additions received an upgrade recently (May 22, 2012). The prior release did not install in Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my computer. The new version installed without any problems and provides all the expected features. So I … Continue reading

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Windows 8 on VMware Player

UPDATE: 25 August 2012 – VMware just released a new version of VMware Player and now fully supports Windows 8. See more: VMware Player 5 for Windows 8 With more than a million downloads of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview … Continue reading

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