Windows 8 Developer Preview on VirtualBox

Although I got a developer preview samsung Windows 8 tablet at the Microsoft Build event I do like to use Virtual machine whenever possible because they are very useful.

I have managed to get Windows 8 installed on VirtualBox on the Mac and PC. However the default size of the screen is rubish due to the lack of additions support, however you can get VirtualBox to include a custom video mode and this works. Todo this I used the command line:

VBoxManage setextradata "Windows 8" CustomVideoMode1 1366x768x32

Then start the VM and select the new resolution...

Next blog I will document some of the keyboard keystrokes I find useful for the Metro interface...

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