How to download and install Windows 8

Windows 8 Developer Preview has been already released. Now you can download it officially from Microsoft Dev Center – Windows 8 Developer Preview [iso file].

Before actually installing Windows 8, make sure you have a software to setup a virtual machine. I have used VMware Workstation, for me its the best tool to create Virtual machine. There are other alternatives also in the market, you can give them a shot too if you want.

Here’s how to download and install the Windows 8  into a virtual machine on your PC within 15 minutes

  • Download either the 32-bit version or the 64-bit versionof Windows 8 Developer Preview from link mentioned above.
  • Create a new virtual machine and select the Windows 8 Developer Preview .iso image you downloaded as the installation path.
  • Add the settings for your virtual machine, finish making it and then turn it on.
  • Once the setup is loaded, Press “install now”
  • Accept the license terms and press “Next”
  • Choose Custom (advanced), select whichever disk it gives you (it will most likely gonna name your disk as “Disk 0 Unallocated Space”) and press “Next”
  • Once it’s done installing, go through the typical customization/setup process.
  • And you are done!!
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