Windows 8 x64 and Qemu

Since people have been asking, does it work with Qemu 1.0.1?  And the answer, sadly is ….




As you can see the primary error code is 0x000000c4





And that is about it…..  And of course keeping in mind that Qemu hasn’t been able to boot a 64bit version of Windows since 0.9.0 and Windows XP x64/Windows 2003.

12 thoughts on “Windows 8 x64 and Qemu

    • I guess that’s not surprising there has been quite a LOT of development behind KVM as of late, and I think win32 qemu is left way behind.

      I did quite enjoy KVM via proxmox/ve.. I found it very responsive, fast, and down right lightweight. Not to mention easier to deploy than VMWare (no insane licensing server) and CHEAP/FREE…!

  1. Nowadays qemu runs Windows 8 just fine. Thought I’d throw that out there since this was one of the first results for ‘ qemu “windows xp” ‘

  2. Sorry, I didn’t realize before this was for Qemu in Windows. I tried it and it was abysmally slow — I aborted the XP guest installation in frustration.

    Yeah, my good results are with the KVM accelerator in Linux, and I’ve used both Windows 8 32 and 64 bit successfully (moreso with 32-bit).

    Anyway, I’ll stop being a ‘necromancer’. ^_^

  3. Can anyone tell me the exact command line for qemu?
    When I try to install win8 in qemu 1.7.0 (running on linux),
    I get a pop-up window saying

    X:\windows\system32>rem …..
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    [Error] The boot disk cannot be found.
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Then qemu restarts.

    Here’s what I tried:
    qemu -drive file=hd.img,if=scsi,media=disk –drive file=cd.iso,if=scsi,media=cdrom,readonly -enable-kvm -netdev user,id=hostnet0 -device virtio-net-pci,romfile=,netdev=hostnet0 -m 2048 -M pc-0.13 -cpu core2duo,+lahf_lm,+sse4.1,+xtpr,+cx16,+tm2,+est,+vmx,+ds_cpl,+pbe,+tm,+ht,+ss,+acpi,+ds

  4. I am trying to do dual boot windows on ARM device using QEMU .

    I tried with Windows XP in QEMU 1.7, it seems to be successful. But the booting of windows 8 is not success. we were able to give 1016MB RAM allocation. Reboot happens continuously & blue log comes and goes…

    You have any suggestion on this

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