When you are installing Windows 8 as virtual machine you may get the following Windows-8 error message: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED. Likewise, when you install Windows-8 with "VMware Player" and during installation of Win-8 at "Oracle VM VirtualBox"|
you must burn a DVD after the download of Windows 8 and install the "Windows 8" on a real computer. On virtual PC it always comes to any error message.
See: Windows-8 on Oracle VM VirtualBox, i got an error message during installation!
The virtual PC does not support ACPI.
I've tested it on "MS Virtual PC 2004 SP1" and "MS Virtual PC 2007," it always comes HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED (Image-1)
Minimum System Requirements for Windows-8:
1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Internet access (fees may apply)
See also : ... List of download locations for Windows 7 (windows 7 starter download, windows 7 home basic download, .... )
If you want to use Windows 8's touch abilities you will need a screen, that supports multi-touch.
FAQ 2: Updated on: June 24th 2015 15:00