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 PostPost subject: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:17 pm 
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I am having problems Upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 Build 8888.
I chose upgrade and wait for it to restart and it does its bit (Getting Devices Ready etc.). Restarts again and shows the boot screen and then just a black screen with hard drive activity for a minute or two and then nothing. I have left it on that screen for up to 6 hours and still nothing. Restart from the black screen reverts back to Windows 7 and then Windows 7 boots up to a message saying "We couldn't install Windows 8" and then Windows 7 Desktop.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:59 pm 
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A little heads-up to anyone wanting to help him: He is using build 9200, not 8888, i know, i'm his brother.
P.S Bro: BetaArchive is NOT the place to ask for solutions. Google it or use Windoows8Fourms.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Let's be honest, I've had nothing with VirtualBox, but problems.

Try relying on VMware Player as your virtualization software.

There's a slim possibility that hardware which VirtualBox emulates causes Windows to refuse to boot. :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Zv45Beta wrote:
Let's be honest, I've had nothing with VirtualBox, but problems.

Try relying on VMware Player as your virtualization software.

There's a slim possibility that hardware which VirtualBox emulates causes Windows to refuse to boot. :)


That would mean restarting my Upgrade Fest. Meh. I have tried copying the files of the hard drive to a VMware compatible file format but that wasn't bootable.
I'll use VMware to upgrade Windows 7 to 8 and see if that goes well. Thanks!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Fortunately, VMWare can read the virtual hard disk files virtual box uses.
There's no need to restart ur fest.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:51 pm 
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You still have to remember that VMware and VirtualBox may use different IDE/SATA controllers, so you can end up with a nice big BSOD...

Windows 8, however, has this problem solved.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:04 pm 
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SuperThecomputergeek wrote:
Fortunately, VMWare can read the virtual hard disk files virtual box uses.
There's no need to restart ur fest.

Unfortunately VMware does not support .vdi files. Please reference me to where you got that information.

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TheSpiritingPoet wrote:
SuperThecomputergeek wrote:
Fortunately, VMWare can read the virtual hard disk files virtual box uses.
There's no need to restart ur fest.

Unfortunately VMware does not support .vdi files. Please reference me to where you got that information.
You can export a vm as an appliance in vbox and import in VMware, and you can use vmdk files in vbox when creating a new virtual hd, but vbox's native vdi may not be opened in VMware afaik.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:21 am 
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I think it's nothing to do with Virtualbox, I think the Win7 files won't let Win8's setup.exe copy files without removing them. However, you chose to keep Windows settings, and that (I think) Win8 will have to delete the settings to install Win8.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:23 pm 
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I think it's nothing to do with Virtualbox, I think the Win7 files won't let Win8's setup.exe copy files without removing them. However, you chose to keep Windows settings, and that (I think) Win8 will have to delete the settings to install Win8.

That's weird because my brother chose the option to keep everything back in 2012 when we got it for the first time and it worked but that was on a physical machine though.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7-8 Build 8888 Upgrade Problem.        Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:58 am 
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that would need the same edition of 7 as of your brother installing + the same edition of 8

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