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Windows 7: Windows 8 Pro won't run in VirtualBox

20 Jul 2014   #1
motion9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows 8 Pro won't run in VirtualBox

I can't run Windows 8 Pro. When I open the VM I get the error - VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and will fail to boot without it.





I have given it 1023 Mb of ram and 88GB HDD space but still won't boot. Windows 7 Starter, Linux and Windows XP works without any problem.


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20 Jul 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi Motion and Welcome to SevenForums,

Have you checked that you have got virtualisation enabled in your BIOS?

Regards,
Jamie
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20 Jul 2014   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 



Also,

Have you tried reading the error message?
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20 Jul 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Is the Windows 8 Pro OS 32 or 64 bit? Virtual Box will run a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit host but VT-x virtualization must be supported by the CPU and enabled in the BIOS. It appears that your CPU does not support this feature.
ARK | Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200 (2M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
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