Running windows 8 as virtual machine in win7

Windows 8
By srebalaji
Apr 24, 2013
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  1. Hi! I want to run windows 8 as virtual environment in virtual box as host as win7...
    my lap specs this enough to run win8 as virtual machine ..??
    intel core(tm) i3 cpu
    RAM: 3gb
    I need to know whether I can run win8 as virtual machine....??
    thanks in advance
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    You cannot run a virtual machine with only 3GB of RAM. Windows 7 needs 2GB to run. You will then only have 1GB for running Windows 8, which is not enough. You should have at least 8GB of RAM and a quad core CPU to run virtual machines. Also, since you have only a dual core CPU, 1 core will be needed for Win8, and another for Win7. this will make both OS's run very slow.

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