Configure Windows 8
Green Screen? YAHOO! Your almost home free! Enter a PC Name and Click Next.
Click No, don’t share or connect
Note, if you want to setup home sharing with this VM, Click Yes however I didn’t show that setup because I was lazy.
Optional – For those of you who like me are a bit paranoid educated about Privacy, Scroll down and turn off all the options to send Microsoft data about your usage of Windows 8, your location etc…
Click Next when done.
Click Next again
Link your Windows Live Email address to your new Windows 8 system by filling out the Email Info. This will probably make things like accessing your Skydrive and other Microsoft Live services super easy. If you prefer to create your User Locally and manually, Click Don’t want to log on with a Windows Live ID. Click Next.
Super groovy Baby yeah! All done!
From this point, you should have a brand new Windows 8 VM sitting inside your VirtualBox Client. Now being that you don’t have the touch features you will have with normal tablets, you should next take a look at this keyboard shortcut guide I created for Windows 8. It will help you navigate around the Metro UI with a keyboard.
Update 9/17 – Be sure to read my new article as well in order to fix an issue with Windows 8 Metro Apps not loading using a VM. Otherwise, most of the Metro Apps won’t load with your new Virtual Machine.