I can't install W10 1809 in VirtualBox Solved

  1. gregyurkon's Avatar
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    I can't install W10 1809 in VirtualBox


    I'm using VBox 5.2.26, and when I try to create a new VM using a recently downloaded 1809 ISO, I repeatedly get an error after the first few steps. When I tried to clean install from the same ISO in a working VM, I got a series of "Something went wrong OOBE???? Try again/Skip this step" messages. I managed to create an account in the VM, but now there's a "Something went wrong OOBESETTINGS Try again" message with no "Skip this step" option. Clicking "Try again" just leads back to the same message. If I send a virtual Ctrl+Alt+Delete, I can log out, shut down or restart, but when I log in, I just get the same message. Is this likely to be a Windows problem or a VirtualBox problem?
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    I think it's VirtualBox that's messing with you...
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    I downloaded the official boot disc iso from microsoft.com and as you can see it installs and runs fine on VMware.
    I've been having lots of trouble with Hyper-v in my X58 platform, so finally I gave up on it, disabled Hyper-v and the hypervisor and went with VMware instead. It runs with just virtualization enabled in BIOS and makes life a bit easier I think...

    Might me something to consider if you can't get VirtualBox to cooperate...

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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    Hiatus said: View Post
    I think it's VirtualBox that's messing with you...
    I think you're right.
    I downloaded the official boot disc iso from microsoft.com and as you can see it installs and runs fine on VMware.
    I've been having lots of trouble with Hyper-v in my X58 platform, so finally I gave up on it, disabled Hyper-v and the hypervisor and went with VMware instead...
    I have had no problems with Hyper-V. I used the MCT to make an ISO and can confirm that it installs and runs fine in Hyper-V too...

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  4. gregyurkon's Avatar
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    Thanks. I used VMWare 12 for a while, but VirtualBox was easier to set up, and less buggy, although with fewer features. Since it's working more and more badly, I'll try VMWare 15.
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    gregyurkon said: View Post
    Thanks. I used VMWare 12 for a while, but VirtualBox was easier to set up, and less buggy, although with fewer features. Since it's working more and more badly, I'll try VMWare 15.
    Compared to VirtualBox, I actually found it more straight forward to setup the VM's in VMware. I never liked the hardware setup in VB and never got my VM's running quite right... Possible down to my own incompetence, but then I got it working well on VMware in the end, soo....

    I first switched from VB to Hyper-V by converting my VB VM's using starwindconverter. Nice tool if you want to switch platforms without starting over from scratch...

    The main reason for me not using Hyper-V anymore is the lack of support for running macOS VM's.
    Otherwise I would probably stick to Hyper-V. Especially for running Windows VM's. I quite liked the Hypervisor until I ran into the macOS-wall and since you can't run VMware with Hyper-V enabled, unfortunatly it had to go...

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  6. gregyurkon's Avatar
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    VMWare 15 turned out to be quite a bit easier to set up than version 12.
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