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    Unhappy Cannot upgrade Win8 Ent to Win8.1 in Virtual Box VM

    Hi All:

    This is an odd one. I have been using Oracle's Virtual Box VMs for awhile now, with few problems -- especially in the latest releases. Last Winter I set up a VBox for Window-8, using Win8 Enterprise from TechNet. It installed just fine and I monkeyed around with it just to get familiar. Frankly it sucks, so I'm sticking with Windows-7-Pro as long as I can at this point... But I feel compelled to at least keep it around to help others when I can...

    Well, I found the latest Win8.1 Pro on TechNet, and tried to upgrade using that, but it failed with a weird error about the CPU wouldn't work. So, I waited until Win8.1-Ent was released on TechNet yesterday and downloaded it, burned a fresh DVD and tried to do an install with that. It BSOD'd if I attempted to boot the existing VM from the DVD. So, I tried running Setup after logging into Win8. Got the same weird CPU error message (attached).

    I have no idea what this means or how to fix it on a VM (ie: Virtual Box). Any ideas? Thanx in advance for any help you can provide.

    Rob
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    See if this MS answers helps.
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    Many thanx, Medico. This did the trick. Aside from needing to free up "disk space" on the virtual drive the install is running like a charm.

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    Glad I could help: Solved
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