Windows 8 Preview Unexpected Error Status: 0xc0000225

I tried installing Windows 8 Preview on Oracle VM VirtualBox but when it started it errored on a black screen with white writing and stopped.

The error at the bottom says Status: 0xc0000225
Info: An unexpected error has occurred.

The problem was APIC setting had to be turned on. To do this:

  1. Select the VM from the list
  2. Click Settings button on the toolbar
  3. System category
  4. Tick Enable IO APIC

Status 0xc0000225 Error When Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview on VirtualBox

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