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Installing Windows 8.1 on a VM


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MikeM97

Hey guys , I found the March Release of Windows 8.1 by G2 [ Generation 2 ] and a mate told me he got this while another one has no problem with it ...

May I find what would happen on my PC with this OS installing it on a VM ?

If there's all right , should I proceed with the real installation ?

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Gotenks98

No because its not the final OS. You don't know anything will break between now and RTM.

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+devHead

Mike, are you talking about the March 2014 Beta of Windows 8.1, or the most recent build of Windows 8.1 from this month?  If it's an older Beta version, it won't let you install (or at least activate it), since it has an expiration date.  Or are you talking about Windows 10?  I really don't know what March Release of Windows 8.1 means.

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MikeM97

Still ... if an .ISO image / its setup it's corrupted , can the VM show me this ?

Does the setup that run in the VM act like it would do '' for real '' - booting from a CD/DVD with the same image [.ISO ] ?

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COKid

Go for it and let us know how it all works out.

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MikeM97

Go for it and let us know how it all works out.

 

I thought someone already know how those things going ...

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TAZMINATOR

No because its not the final OS. You don't know anything will break between now and RTM.

 

Windows 8.1 is final.

 

Windows 10 is not final yet.

 

OP is installing Windows 8.1 in VM.  It's fine.  No matter if 8.1 or 10.

 

Some people have installed Windows 10 in their VM for testing.

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Nick H.

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MikeM97

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We do not allow discussion of Warez.

 

Ok .

The thread can be closed .

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PGHammer

Windows 8.1 is final.

 

Windows 10 is not final yet.

 

OP is installing Windows 8.1 in VM.  It's fine.  No matter if 8.1 or 10.

 

Some people have installed Windows 10 in their VM for testing.

I have two VMs of Windows 10 - one in each of my two Hyper-V hosts. (In fact, one of the VM hosts is Windows 10 10049 - which is hosting a VM of 10051.)

Unless the ISO image itself has issues (corrupted, etc.),you wouldn't have any issues with hosting Windows in Hyper-V (or any other virtualization solution) - as long as it is newer than Windows 2000.

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MikeM97

Thank you a lot , PG . :)

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