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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Installing Windows 8 Developer Preview on VirtualBox

Installation of Windows 8

I tried installing Windows 8 on my Virtual Machine last night. I didn't want to install it directly on my laptop.

Initially tried VMPlayer and Microsoft Virtual PC, but for some reason both gave me some errors, so after reading some forums on world wide web, tried virtualbox.

A. In my previous post, I posted the link for Downloading Windows 8 bits  - http://daxdilip.blogspot.com/2011/09/download-windows-8-bits.html

B. Next step was to download VirtualBox 4.1.2 fom this link http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

C. As Virtualbox was something new to me, I found this blog link quite helpful as it shows step by step instructions to setup Windows 8 - http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-install-windows-8-on-virtualbox/

It took me like 20 mins to setup Windows 8. And, I'm quite impressed by the boot time, It boots up within 80 seconds. Way to Go!

And, here are some screenshots from my new Win 8 VM.. Rest later...Watch out this space as I will try installing Dynamics on Win 8 and post my experiences here..Till then Njoi :-)
























1 comment:

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