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Installing Guest Additions in Windows 8 inside Oracle VirtualBox

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  • Every time I install guest additions in Windows 8 from the newest version of VirtualBox, it catastrophically crashes.

    Symptoms include:

    • blinking/ flashing screen of black with a single vertical green line.
    • lock-up and freeze.
    • refusal to restart after power-off/ quick kill.

    Anyone have any ideas if it is even doable installing the guest additions in Win 8 beta?


    Either posted from Iconia Tablet running Honeycomb, or from HP Laptop running Windows 8 64-bit.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
     
    According to the description, it seems that you installed Windows 8 as a virtual machine in VirtualBox? If so, it is recommended that you perform the further research in VirtualBox community so that you can get the most qualified pool of response. Thanks for your understanding.
     
    By the way, the client of Windows 8 comes with Hyper-V, you can use it if your CPU support SLAT.
     

    Vincent Hu

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:34 AM
  • VirtualBox 4.1.12 is now out:

    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    try it again with this version.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, April 02, 2012 5:51 PM
    Answerer

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  • Additions are a known issue with VBox.

    See: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44577&start=45

    Some users have gotten them working, most haven't.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:33 PM
  • Hi,
     
    According to the description, it seems that you installed Windows 8 as a virtual machine in VirtualBox? If so, it is recommended that you perform the further research in VirtualBox community so that you can get the most qualified pool of response. Thanks for your understanding.
     
    By the way, the client of Windows 8 comes with Hyper-V, you can use it if your CPU support SLAT.
     

    Vincent Hu

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:34 AM
  • Try this newer Guest Additions:

    http://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VBoxGuestAdditions_4.1.11-76937.iso

    This installs fine and fixes several issue. Also make sure you use VirtualBox 4.10 ad select the Win8 Guest VM template!


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:47 PM
    Answerer
  • Works but before install the ultimate Guest Additions you have to configure the Display Settings.

    You can follow on this

    http://www.logicalflux.com/2012/03/windows-8-on-virtualbox-4-1-10-solution-for-black-screen/

    Regards

    Ramon Torras

    Blog: http://www.ibetania.es


    RTP

    Sunday, April 01, 2012 6:41 PM
  • VirtualBox 4.1.12 is now out:

    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    try it again with this version.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, April 02, 2012 5:51 PM
    Answerer