Installing Windows 64bit in VirtualBox

Today I got stuck with a 0x000025 error while trying to install Windows 7 64bit in VirtualBox. It turns out that I/O APIC must be enabled, according to the documentation:

On any host, you should enable the I/O APIC for virtual machines that you intend to use in 64-bit mode. This is especially true for 64-bit Windows VMs.

So, that’s all folks. Go to Settings > System > Extended features and check Enable IO APIC.

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