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2answers
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Hyper-V vs. Windows Virtual PC

When trying out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I installed Hyper-V. It looked like just another Windows Virtual PC. Could someone explain how it is different? Is there a performance difference? Any ...
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0answers
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How do I install Windows 8 (from an ISO) using Q (qemu)?

I have downloaded an ISO image of Windows 8 from Microsoft Dreamspark and I am on a 27" iMac without administrative privileges. I would like to install and run Windows. The only way I found to do so ...
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0answers
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Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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1answer
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How to back up VM's on Windows 8 Preview Hyper-V with WHS 2011?

I've got a computer running the Windows 8 Developer Preview and I've enabled the Hyper-V support built into that. I use a Windows Home Server 2011 box for backing up my computers. Settings and ...
5
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3answers
668 views

How can I run a Virtual Machine in Windows 8 Developer Preview?

Since having issues installing Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8, I thought I'd try running Ubuntu in a VM instead. However, VMWare player has no love for Windows 8 yet (invalid VM86 or something ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to run Windows 8 (dev preview) in a qemu?

I can't seem to get Win8 up and running in a VM built on Ubuntu with VirtualManager. Is there something about it that prevents running as a guest? It gets as far as the screen below: and then it's ...
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6answers
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Which virtual machine software is preferable for running Windows 8 Developer Preview?

I want to preview Windows 8 and decided to install it on a virtual machine as I don't want to format an existing partition. Installing Windows 8 by mounting the .iso results in the primary ...
2
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3answers
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How to install Windows 8 x64 (preview) on virtual machine without hardware virtualization (VT-x) support?

Just downloaded Windows 8 preview (x64) with VS 2011 and other goodies. My box has an older processor (E4400) which does not support hardware virtualization, hence not allowing me to install x64 ...