How to install Windows 8


How to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview?


Step by step instruction to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview in Windows 7

My Development Environment Setup

OS: Windows 7 (64bit)
VM: Virtual Box

1. Install Virtual Box and create a virtual machine

2. Download
Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images  user the product key displayed for the installation

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

 

3. Open your Virtual Box Manager and start your virtual machine to install Windows 8

Installing Windows 8 in Virtual Box

 

4.  In Virtual Box, select your Windows8.iso image which you downloaded to start installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO Image Installation

5.  Welcome to Windows 8 setup screen. Select your language, Time and Keyboard settings and click next

Windows 8 Setup Window

 

6.  Click Install now to start the installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Install Now

7. Select the type of installation do you want? I selected custom install

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Custom Install

8. Where do you want to install Windows?  Select the location where you want to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Select the location to install windows 8 Consumer Preview

 

9.  Windows 8 Consumer Preview copying windows files for the installation

Windows 8 Consumer Preview  installing Window

10. Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation preparing the virtual machine

Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation preparing

 

11.  Windows 8 personalize screen.  You can select the background color and PC name

Windows 8 Personalize screen

 

12. Windows 8 Settings Screen. You can get through some basic quickly.

Express Settings:
– Automatically install important and recommended updates to help protect your Windows 8 PC
– Etc.…

Windows 8 Express Settings Screen

13 Sign in to your Windows 8 PC
Use your email address as Microsoft account to sign into Windows 8 consumer Preview.

Windows 8 Sign In to your PC Screen

 

14. Windows 8  able to identify me based on my email account and wants me to enter the password

Windows 8 Microsoft Account Password

 

15.  Windows 8 able to pull my information from my mail settings and preparing Windows

Preparing Windows 8 Screen

 

16.  Windows 8 installation completed and this is the start Window

 

Windows 8 Start Window

 

It took me only 15 Minutes to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview in Windows 7 running VirtualBox
Enjoy Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

If your able to follow all the above steps, you should able to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview  for test drive.

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