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Posted 30 Dec 2013

Install Windows Server 2012 R2 in VirtualBox

, 30 Dec 2013 CPOL
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Resolve an issue when installing Windows Server 2012 R2 in VirtualBox


I was installing Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit to VirtualBox 4.3.6. I loaded an ISO to the virtual DVD drive and started the VM. After showing "Loading files" progress, my VM displayed error 0x000000C4 and VirtualBox popped up a dialog to confirm shutting down my VM.


Open a command prompt and change the directory to where VirtualBox has been installed, for example, "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox". Execute the following command line:

VBoxManage.exe setextradata w12r2 VBoxInternal/CPUM/CMPXCHG16B 1 

Here w12r2 is my VM name. If your VM name contains space, please use quotes. 


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Zhuyun Dai
China China
Over 10-years experience in using Microsoft technologies.
At present, working as the architect of a clustered real-time data delivery and visualization system, responsible for the design of component architecture, product packaging and deployment, also targeting private cloud solutions for future.

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