What driver shall I select when trying to install Windows 8 in Virtual Box?

Bob December 1, 2011

I have the same problem as this person. During installation it asks me to select the driver to be installed. If you can answer please do.

    December 2, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Hello, can you explain a little bit more about your system?  you could try the settings posted in the virtualbox.org forum by user birdie.  It should be the 6th answer.  Create the virtual space but do not install the operating system yet.  Match your settings with the ones the poster uses:


    or, follow the instructions in the next link.  It should guide you step by step on what to do and how to set it.  First of all make sure that your system fulfills at least the minimum requirements:


  2. Jeff Fabish
    December 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Bob,

    You're probably trying to install the wrong build. Is your processor 64bit compatible? If so, you can use x64, otherwise stick to x86. The default download choice is 64bit, even though your processor may not be compatible with a 64bit OS. Download the x86 version (direct link). 

    Also, are you burning the image to a CD and installing it via virtualbox, or installing the virtual machine directly from the image? 

    - Jeff

    • Bobchickennoodle
      December 2, 2011 at 2:44 am

      Thanks, the 32 bit version worked!!

      • Jeff Fabish
        December 2, 2011 at 3:33 am

        I'm glad to hear that, thank you for the response!

        - Jeff