How to install Windows 8 Server Beta in Virtual Box (the trick)

You might see the error “This 64-bit application couldn’t load because your PC doesn’t have a 64-bit processor“ when you install Windows 8 Server Beta in Virtual Box


The is because under the Version in Create New Virtual Machine you must not choose Windows 8 but Windows 2008 (64 bit) instead.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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2 Responses to How to install Windows 8 Server Beta in Virtual Box (the trick)

  1. Marie says:

    I was having this issue even though virtualization was enabled. Your solution did the trick. Thanks!!!

  2. anuj says:

    which version of virtual box you are using as in mine there is no option of 64 bit it only shows 32 bit. can you please help me

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