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Can I run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Windows Virtual PC?

Pieter Stoffelen asked on

The Developer preview of Windows 8 could not be installed on a Windows Virtual PC running on Windows 7.

You could run it in Hyper V or on other virtual environments on your PC, but not using Microsoft Virtual PC.

I tried setting up the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a Virtual PC but ended up with a HAL INITIALISATION FAILED.


Is it possible to run the the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a Microsoft Virtual PC?

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Windows Virtual PC is not supported.

You need either Oracle VirtualBox, VMWare 8 or Windows 8's own Hyper-V as long as your processor support SLAT.
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