Both are probably from corrupted install disks, assuming you've set up the VM correctly.
I just dled the installer from oracle and ran it. When I first ran it, I pretty much just followed the recommended settings. Is there a guide for setting that up?
....it seems this laptop does away with the old windows COA....
Ar you sure the COA isn't in the battery compartment
Dual booting Win8 and XP is a serious bitch. I'd do what the others have said and virtualize XP.
Yea, I checked with lenovo's forums, the COA is built in somehow, because of their "one key recovery" feature. TBH, I've been pretty out of this game, I think 2011 was the last time I performed a hardware upgrade, and windows8 release was the last time I performed a reformat. I rarely use a PC for anything other than scanning, browsing, emailing now. I've turned into one of those non-enthusiasts