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 Post subject: virtualbox and win 8 previews
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:56 am 
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I've attempted to run the latest Win 8 preview 32 and 64 bit unsuccessfully using VirtualBox v. 4.1.14 on 64 bit Win 7. I get an error "Hardware acceleration is enabled but is not operational. Ensure VT-x/AMD-V is enabled in the Bios." I've always been able to use VirtualBox in the past for Win 7 previews and Ubuntu. Is my machine unable to run Win 8 or am I missing it in the Bios? Win 7 retail is running fine on my machine.

Specs below:

Computer Brand Name: Gateway FX530
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Build 7601
Service Pack: Service Pack 1
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard Model: Intel OEMD975XBGG1
Motherboard Chipset: Intel 975X (Glenwood-DG) + ICH7DH
BIOS Manufacturer: Insyde Software
BIOS Date: 09/06/07
BIOS Version: LA97510J.15A.0285.2007.0906.0226
EFI BIOS: Capable
Video Card: Nvidia 460 1G

Is my machine too old to run Win 8 or is VirtualBox the problem?
Any ideas?

Thanks for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: virtualbox and win 8 previews
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:28 am 
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Run the latest, v.4.1.18 and validate that you have the latest bios, chipset and all your drivers installed. VM's can be persnickety without everything buttoned-up tight.


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