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    Default Error code 0xc0000260 during windows 8 installation

    Hi,

    Please help me. I would like to install windows 8 release preview due to my job. I would like to install Virtualbox. But I alway get error code 0xc0000260 during installation. I have tired many times, still get the error message. Whats up?

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    Default Re: Error code 0xc0000260 during windows 8 installation

    When you try to Install Windows 8 RP from a the DVD, it fails with blue dump and gives an error code 0xc0000260.

    This error is coming because you can not run Windows 8 RP on a PC with a CPU that does not support Physical Address Extension (PAE). Early Pentium CPUs with the 400Mhz front side bus (FSB) do not support PAE.
    PAE is a feature which allows 32 bit CPUs to access physical address space in memory and memory-mapped devices larger than 4GB such as RAM. It is advisable to check the hardware compatibility list before trying to install Windows 8 CP on your hardware.

    This article has more info on this error.

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    Default Re: Error code 0xc0000260 during windows 8 installation

    Windows 8 now requires the PAE/NX feature to be activated on the CPU of your Virtual Machine (VM). You can activate PAE/NX by following this steps:

    1. Open VirtualBox and select your Windows 8 Virtual Machine
    2. Click on Settings
    3. Click on System
    4. Click on the Processor tab
    5. Look for the Extended Features option and check Enable PAE/NX
    6. Click OK

    Now start again your Windows 8 VM.

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