Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-18-2014, 12:21 AM   #41
Golden Master
 
BK_123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 7,531
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

How To Use VirtualBox : User's Guide
__________________

BK_123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2014, 11:03 PM   #42
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 377
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

The best thing is to install Virtual Box then follow the directions. Will seem less complicated then.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
__________________

OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 02:24 AM   #43
Fully Optimized
 
Draygoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1,653
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

Agreed. Virtual Box walks you through the process step by step.
__________________
Will have a youtube channel up soon. Link will be here if I remember.
Draygoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #44
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 377
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

Will be doing this soon. Will let peeps know what happens.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #45
Fully Optimized
 
Draygoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1,653
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

Good luck friend!
__________________
Will have a youtube channel up soon. Link will be here if I remember.
Draygoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 12:28 AM   #46
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 377
Default Is Windows 8.1 still available?

Ok I have Virtual Box installed. My question is the following procedures necessary?

"Step 2 – It’s time to start up the VM again. To start Windows up into Safe Mode, you’ll need to constantly press F8 (Fn+F8 on a Mac and some Windows laptops) until you see the “Windows Advanced Options Menu”. Here you’ll want to select Safe Mode using the arrow keys and then press Enter."

'You’ll see a long list of seemingly random text – this is a list of the exact drivers that Windows is loading to be used in Safe Mode. Windows will boot after this.
Step 3 – Once you’ve logged in as Administrator, a window mentioning Safe Mode will pop up; it’s safe to dismiss it straight away.
Now, go to the Devices menu for the VM; on OS X this can be found in the menu bar while the VM window is selected, or for Windows/Linux it will be at the top of the VM window itself (you might have to press the “alt” key to reveal it). Here you’ll see an option labelled “Install Guest Additions…”. Clicking on this will mount an .iso file as a CD on the VM.'

"tep 4 – Once the Guest Additions CD has been mounted the setup wizard should automatically pop up. If it doesn’t, go to “My Computer” and click on the CD to start it (which should be D: by default)."


At what instance in the creation on Virtual Drive do I put my Windows XP disk in the DVD drive?



Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 12:32 AM   #47
Fully Optimized
 
Draygoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1,653
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

I have never had any such problems.
Now that you have VirtualBox installed, click "Create a new virtual machine", and follow the built in procedure. The program will take care of most of the setup itself, so all you will have to do is install as normal once it sets the settings for the VM.

If you need me to, I can create a video showing you how to do all of this.
__________________
Will have a youtube channel up soon. Link will be here if I remember.
Draygoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 12:33 AM   #48
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 377
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Draygoes View Post
I have never had any such problems.
Now that you have VirtualBox installed, click "Create a new virtual machine", and follow the built in procedure. The program will take care of most of the setup itself, so all you will have to do is install as normal once it sets the settings for the VM.

If you need me to, I can create a video showing you how to do all of this.

Thank you much for the help.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 12:35 AM   #49
Fully Optimized
 
Draygoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: United States
Posts: 1,653
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

Glad to help friend.
If you run into any other trouble, feel free to ask. We are always here to help.
Please keep in mind that you will still need an ISO file or an install disk for this to work, as well as a working license key.
__________________
Will have a youtube channel up soon. Link will be here if I remember.
Draygoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2014, 12:36 AM   #50
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 377
Default Re: Is Windows 8.1 still available?

I wrote a question 2 replies ago. That is all that I need to know so far.


Sent from my iPad using Computer Forums
__________________

OneMarcilV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0