Issues Installing Windows 8 Preview in VirtualBox – With Fix

I decided to install the Windows 8 Preview as a new VirtualBox virtual machine, since I use VirtualBox as my Virtual Machine software.

I ran into some snags at first though and couldn’t get the setup started. I usually setup all of my Windows virtual machines with the following configuration:

This configuration caused the setup to fail or make my CPU usage super high. In order to get it working I had to make one change:

So in words, I had to change the storage controller from SATA/AHCI to IDE/PIIX4. This allowed me to start the setup successfully.