Windows 10 Preview using VirtualBox on Mac Pro Early 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mtm5062, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. mtm5062 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2015
    Can this be done? I want to use Virtualbox rather than Boot Camp because Windows 10 is still in the beta phase. I have been trying for awhile with zero success. I keep getting error:

    "Failed to open a session for the Virtual Machine Windows 10.
    Failed to load VMMRO.R0

    Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole {8ab7c520-2442-4b66-8d74-4ff1e195d2b6}

    Please help and let me know what I am doing wrong. I am pretty sure this can be done but I am stuck. I have tried with older versions of VirtualBox and using different ISO files and keep getting errors.

    OS X Yosemite version 10.10.2
    Mac Pro Early 2008
    Processor 2x2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Memory 4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB DIMM
    Startup Disk ProMax 1 TB
    Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB

  2. IowaLynn, Mar 24, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015

    IowaLynn macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2015
    This looks like a nice how to guide. Also this came up with Google search .

    This Bing and this linked article: search result on Virtualbox forum looks promising.

    Finally after examining Virtual Box log files i saw that it complains that /Applications folder is not owned by root... a "sudo chown root /Applications" fixes the problem
    It came from

    On a side note, I would double the memory more for Yosemite as well as upgrade GPU as 10.10 would probably like to see a more modern card.
  3. sarthak macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    If you just need it for a short period of time, try a trial version of VMware Fusion 7 Pro and consider buying it if it works for you.

    Works fine on my end in Fusion 7 Pro except features like Unity.
  4. mtm5062 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2015

    Thanks for all your help. I just had to run Disk Utility and Verify the Permissions on my main hard drive. After that I rebooted, tried VB again and got no errors and it is working as it should.


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