Has anyone succeeded in installing the Windows 8 Experience in a Virtual Machine?
I am running W7 Ultimate 32-bit, so I downloaded the 32-bit version.
I already had Windows Virtual PC so I tried that first.
I got a pretty blue screen with the :-( smily saying 'HAL Ininitisation failure'.
Apparently, I am not alone in this. It just won't work with this product.
So I used VM Virtual Box. It got to the unpacking files section and hung at 19%. Crashed this tried again, it failed at 9%. Tried again, failed at 1%.
Cleaned out all the temp files, uninstalled, and reinstalled. Failed at 6%.
This is the Workstation 8 trial version.
Then tried System Central VMM. That said it was not compatible with the OS I was running.
I have a spare laptop, but I really don't want to wipe that if I can avoid it.
So just how can you run in without killing your OS?