10-14-2014 01:11 PM
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  1. Deepak's Avatar
    How many have installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their PCs or virtual machines? I'm asking this because, my installation doesn't even start!!
    Here is the screenshot of the error screen!! (on an Oracle VirtualBox)
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    Why is it so? Has anyone else encountered this error? If yes and if it is solved then please do tell me too!
    Thanks!
    10-02-2014 04:19 AM
  2. SirNic's Avatar
    No problem here (U.K).
    Updated from 8.1 to 10 and all's well.
    10-02-2014 04:37 AM
  3. Deepak's Avatar
    Yes, it's working for you, but what's the problem with mine is my question! I'm not able to understand the error.
    10-02-2014 04:50 AM
  4. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    Just like the error says, you need a compatible CPU. What is your system specs as that would be the first thing so we can help.
    10-02-2014 04:55 AM
  5. JanBi's Avatar
    had the same issue here.
    My memory was at 256MB, i changed it to 1 GB, then it will install.
    10-02-2014 06:17 AM
  6. RichardBurt's Avatar
    I had that exact error with VirtualBox but when I used VMware Player (free version) is worked perfectly.

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/6_0

    It's to do with PAE extended memory support within the PC / VM BIOS.
    Deepak likes this.
    10-02-2014 06:36 AM
  7. Deepak's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I know that VMware is better option. But I don't like it due to its dozens of background processes that use lot of my RAM and Network!
    Still, it's better :)
    10-02-2014 06:55 AM
  8. Deepak's Avatar
    Should I go for fresh upgrade from my Windows 8.1 to W10 Tech. Preview on my laptop? Will it preserve my personalisation settings and my installed apps and all my user files?
    10-02-2014 07:19 AM
  9. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Should I go for fresh upgrade from my Windows 8.1 to W10 Tech. Preview on my laptop? Will it preserve my personalisation settings and my installed apps and all my user files?
    I think you should not be playing with this if you are asking questions like that. BTW the answers to your questions are on the preview information page.
    Deepak likes this.
    10-02-2014 08:16 AM
  10. Deepak's Avatar
    I think you should not be playing with this if you are asking questions like that. BTW the answers to your questions are on the preview information page.
    K. But I'm still not playing with it because I know I'm asking questions like that. :) Thanks anyway.
    10-02-2014 08:20 AM
  11. Deepak's Avatar
    Just like the error says, you need a compatible CPU. What is your system specs as that would be the first thing so we can help.
    It's the VirtualBox, as I mentioned. Not my actual PC.
    10-02-2014 08:23 AM
  12. Deepak's Avatar
    Failed to be patient! I'm installing it whatsoever! My copy of Windows 8.1 is genuine. So, I can re install it later, can't I?
    10-02-2014 10:06 AM
  13. SirNic's Avatar
    As long as you have 8.1 backed up on a different partition you should go for it.
    What can go wrong?
    Deepak likes this.
    10-02-2014 10:06 AM
  14. Deepak's Avatar
    As long as you have 8.1 backed up on a different partition you should go for it.
    What can go wrong?
    My BIOS can get damaged, my lappy won't boot ever, my files may get corrupted - such things may happen! Joking! :P I'll try it on an external drive. Thanks.
    10-02-2014 10:12 AM
  15. JaiMento's Avatar
    If you have 8.1 Pro/Enterprise, you could just try it in Hyper-V. That's what I'm doing here at work. Just start the VM in Hyper-V Manager and RDP into it. That way I can get the VM to launch in full screen on both of my monitors.

    Anyway, what CPU and motherboard do you have? Have you checked your bios to ensure that all virtualization options are enabled?
    10-02-2014 10:31 AM
  16. Deepak's Avatar
    If you have 8.1 Pro/Enterprise, you could just try it in Hyper-V. That's what I'm doing here at work. Just start the VM in Hyper-V Manager and RDP into it. That way I can get the VM to launch in full screen on both of my monitors.

    Anyway, what CPU and motherboard do you have? Have you checked your bios to ensure that all virtualization options are enabled?
    I'm not that expert in hardware... God knows what's RDP!
    I can only tell that I do have Win 8.1 Pro and that VM means Virtual Machine.
    Also my CPU - Intel Core i3 @ 2.40 GHz and BIOS - Phoenix SC-T v2.2.
    10-02-2014 11:31 AM
  17. JaiMento's Avatar
    I'm not that expert in hardware... God knows what's RDP!
    I can only tell that I do have Win 8.1 Pro and that VM means Virtual Machine.
    Also my CPU - Intel Core i3 @ 2.40 GHz and BIOS - Phoenix SC-T v2.2.
    RDP is remote desktop protocol. If you have Windows 8.1 Pro, then you already have Hyper-V and RDP client capabilities, you just have to enable Hyper-V (you don't have to enable RDP client). Also, for your CPU and motherboard, what generation i3 do you have? i3 2xxx? i3 3xxx? i3 4xxx? And what exact motherboard do you have? Different motherboards can have the same bios but have different features enabled/disabled.
    10-02-2014 12:07 PM
  18. Deepak's Avatar
    Also, for your CPU and motherboard, what generation i3 do you have? i3 2xxx? i3 3xxx? i3 4xxx? And what exact motherboard do you have? Different motherboards can have the same bios but have different features enabled/disabled.
    Intel Core i3-2370M
    How do I find information about my motherboard?
    10-02-2014 12:16 PM
  19. JaiMento's Avatar
    Intel Core i3-2370M
    How do I find information about my motherboard?
    You really can't. Didn't realize you were on a laptop. What's the laptop model?

    Edit: You should actually be able to get it setup. Have you tried enabling PAE in VirtualBox?

    http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch0...ings-processor

    Edit2: Additionally, are you trying to install the 32bit or 64bit tech preview? Do you have hardware virtualization enabled for the VM? Are you running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit or 32bit?
    Last edited by JaiMento; 10-02-2014 at 12:32 PM.
    10-02-2014 12:20 PM
  20. Deepak's Avatar
    You really can't. Didn't realize you were on a laptop. What's the laptop model?
    Lenovo G580 - 20175
    10-02-2014 12:22 PM
  21. Deepak's Avatar
    Edit2: Additionally, are you trying to install the 32bit or 64bit tech preview? Do you have hardware virtualization enabled for the VM? Are you running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit or 32bit?
    Win 8.1 Pro x86. And I always like 32-bit. By always I mean ALWAYS!
    10-02-2014 12:47 PM
  22. JaiMento's Avatar
    Are you trying to install the 64bit version of 10? How much memory are you assigning to the VM? How much RAM do you have physically?
    10-02-2014 01:02 PM
  23. Deepak's Avatar
    Are you trying to install the 64bit version of 10? How much memory are you assigning to the VM? How much RAM do you have physically?
    So, it's proved that no one really understands my childish language!
    "And I always like 32-bit. By always I mean ALWAYS! " - by this sentence I had to say that I always install a 32-bit version of any OS. Same is with Windows 10. I am trying to install a 32-bit version of it.

    My physical RAM is of 4GB and I had assigned 2GB (1.5GB at first) of RAM for Windows 10 in VirtualBox.
    10-02-2014 01:15 PM
  24. JaiMento's Avatar
    I don't know, right now... only thing I can think of without doing more research is that you have to either enable PAE in Windows or on the VM in VirtualBox settings, or both.
    Deepak likes this.
    10-02-2014 01:21 PM
  25. Deepak's Avatar
    Thanks for giving time. You may now take some rest!

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    10-02-2014 01:32 PM
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