Virtual Box Win 8 black screen

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  1. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    I wish I had known about the black screen issue in Windows 8 after installing the guest additions for 4.1.10.

    Everything was working fine with the previous version :'(

    Info on it here, although perhaps most of you may have already known about this.

    https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44577&start=240

    Looks like a reinstall of Win 8 for me.
     
  2. pow1983

    pow1983 Registered Member

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    Under: Settings > Display

    I simply had to re-enable 3D and 2D Acceleration and give my video memory at least 128MB.

    Hope that helps others.
     
  3. The Shadow

    The Shadow Registered Member

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    Win8 32-bit or 64-bit ?
     
  4. pow1983

    pow1983 Registered Member

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    Mine is 64bit.
     
  5. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Mine is also 64 bit but enabling 3D and 2D acceleration plus giving it 128mb memory didn't help me .
     
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