How to Install Windows 8 M2 Build 7955 on VirtualBox and VMWare


We will set up Windows 8 M2 Build 7955  on your computer either physically or through a virtual machine.

If you choose to install will have no problem physically, but through a virtual machine incompatibilities and configurations.

The  tutorial we will focus on the installation of Windows 8 Build 7955 M2 in the most popular virtualization solutions: VirtualBox and VMWare


VirtualBox 4.0.6

To install Windows 8 M2 in VirtualBox 4.0.6 Build 7955 is necessary to perform the following configuration

The tab- Motherboard menu system , enable the feature extended " IO APIC "

 In the tab Processor menu system , enable the feature extended " PAE / NX "

 In the tab Acceleration System menu, enable hardware virtualization " VT-x/AMD-V"and" nested paging "

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4
In VMWare there is no way to boot Windows 8 build 7955 after a restart of installation.

The 0x0000005C error is always displayed


I read that VMWare does not support ACPI 2.0, a requirement of Windows 8


  • The ISO of Windows 8 I mounted with Daemon Tools


 You can also go to the following post on  How to install Windows Developer 8 Preview without damaging my computer 


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