Install Win 8 in a Virtual Disk

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by ravna, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. ravna

    ravna Senior Member

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    Hi all Guru's...finally decided to have a look and tried to install Win8 on a Virtual Disk (VHD) using Windows 7 disk management and following the instructions show here Guide to Installing and Booting Windows 8 Developer Preview off a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) - Scott Hanselman

    despite being able to attach the vdisk using the Command Prompt from within Win7 there was no way I was able to do the same thing during the install as required by the guide.

    Other than creating a new partition and going that way are there any pointers to install on a VHD?

    Have tried VirtualBox but obviously did something wrong because it spat the dummy big time.

    Cheers

    JohnM
     
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  3. ravna

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    Thanks WHS....got sick of playing in the Command Prompt and decided to partition the main HD and install there from a USB stick.

    Worked a treat...but having come to grips with the new system I have to wonder just where all the work has gone into it.

    Once past the Metro interface the look and feel is mainly old hat. A hell of a lot of improvements in the power of the system, there's no doubt, but I feel the 'old' look needs modernizing in the final draft if they are to convince new buyers.
     
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    I think this is the 'final draft'. They probably had to spend an awful lot of resources for the ARM support (the Risc processors are very different) - and also to adapt the Metro. So there was little left to make major changes in the base.
     

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