How to Install Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine on Your Mac

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RobK

VMWare?

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macCesar

Installation went OK. But I have a question...

What about drivers? Do I need to install Parallels Drivers?

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Carolina curmudgeon

No joy here...tells me in the DOS screen that it can't find boot file, and stops cold at that point.

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thekeylimeinva

It also works on VirtualBox. However there is at times slowness going from task to task.

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brandonwalkermedia

No i would never want to try a OS that has a history of not working/Is a pain to use

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brandonwalkermedia

dead

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jmholmesjr1967

I played with it for about an hour myself. Works much better after manually installing Parallels tools so your sound and video work correctly.

I don't think I'm ready for the Metro UI, but then again, I also can't stand Launchpad with Lion on my MacBook Pro either. Would LOVE to find a way to completely remove the Launchpad app from my MacBook so that when I install an App from the Apple App store it doesn't launch. Unfortunately have yet to find a solution to that and am not willing to just drag it to the trash and see if things still function! LOL!

I'm actually deleting the Windows 8 VM already though. I've got Win7 and Ubuntu and downloaded 8 more to just look and see how they were progressing. Unless you can completely remove that Metro UI in the final release though I will not be upgrading to Windows 8.

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matthew12

Can you guys post instructions for boot camp? I don't have a DVD, but I do have a flash drive.

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jscardina

I installed Windows 8 dev this morning before this tutorial came out. I actually used "other" when prompted for which windows I was installing. went a little smother and was able to finish the installation without error message. I did had to tinker around with memory however. Parallel Desktop recommended less then 2gb. works great!! I had to adjust resolution and such...I also noticed that the clock doesn't show the right time even when I tried to fix via control panel.
I only had about an hour to play around with it and I got say looks really promising.

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