08 April 2014

Use physical drive into virtualbox

Find the number of your physical hard drive using Manage computer > Disk Management (the disks are ordered)

Run the following command (changing the physical drive number and the path where to create the vmdk) :
VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename C:\usb.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive1
Attach the vmdk file to your Virtual Machine.

If you get the error message :
you may need to take the disk offline and set the readonly attribute to False (could be done using the Diskpart command-line utility)

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04 April 2014

Install and execute the Via HD Audio Deck on Windows 8.1

  1. Assuming your motherboard is an Asus, go to the Asus website to get the drivers and utilities for your motherboard.
  2. Download the drivers for Via.
  3. Launch the installer in compatibility mode for Windows 7.
  4. Do the same with the program located in C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe