Monday, 10 October 2011

Windows 8 Developer Preview, 32 bit (x86) Installation Walk-through

The installation takes about 30 minutes to complete for both Hyper-V and physical environment.  Overall, it is running smooth with 1GB RAM in both environment with and there were no issues so far.

The Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO is available for download at

Installation Walk-through
Boot from Windows 8 installation disc on a physical computer or boot from ISO image from VM

 Select Install now to proceed

Select preferred Language to install, Time and currency format and Keyboard or input method and click Next
"Setup is starting ..."

Check "I accept the license term" and click Next

Select Custom (advanced)

Select the available space and click Next to proceed

Installation begin ...

Click on Restart now to restart Windows

After Windows restart, Setup will update registry settings

 Enter a PC name

You may select Customize settings or in this case, I selected Use express settings

Enter username and password

Windows Finalizing your settings

Logon successful with credential created earlier

Metro look and feel on Windows 8!


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