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    Can Win8 Preview Release ISO be installed in a VM?

    If I download Win8 Preview Release in a ISO format, can it be installed in a virtual machine with out harming Win7?

    I did a test drive of a previous release of Win8 ISO and installed it inside of Oracle's VM VirturalBox and I didn't have any problems. I was wondering if this would be true of Win8 Preview Release?

    thanks and regards
    johnb

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    No fear. It will install the same way in a VM. My install worked fine.
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    If using WMWare Workstation you'll need version 8. The free player needs version 4.x. But yes, there is no harm keeping it in a VM.

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    Thanks guys. Currently I am having a problem with a fatal error: "Found no bootable media.". Will go back and retrace setup's and see if I missed anything.

    Again thanks for the help.

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    I have heard of lots of problems with the download. I would try to download the ISO file again, burn it to DVD again, and start over.
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