Can I run Windows 8 on Virtual Box within Ubuntu on my older PC?

Rajaa C May 13, 2014
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I have a pretty old desktop with Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit running on it. I want to create a virtual instance so that I can run Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. However, I cannot enable Windows 8 Hyper V client and my BIOS is pretty old with no further update and does not support visualization settings and SLAT technology. My question is, would I be able to configure VirtualBox on it? I have earlier installed VirtualBox successfully on it when it was running Windows 7 64 bit and also ran Microsoft Virtual PC on it.

Hardware details:

Motherboard: Intel Corporation DG41RQ (J2E1) 44 °C
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700 @ 2.60GHz 57 °C
Graphics: HP w1907 (1440×900@60Hz)

  1. Rajaa C
    May 14, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Apologies...Question heading should be rather the opposite : Can I run Ubuntu Linux on Virtual Box within Windows 8 on my older PC whose BIOS does not support virtualization?

    • Rajaa C
      May 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Resolved issue. VirtualBox works!!!