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In Microsoft Build conference all we got an opporunity to have a first look on most awaited Windows 8 . Microsoft revealed Developer Preview of Windows 8 on 13th september 2011. Windows 8 is adhering Metro Design Gudielines. Without going much into deep technical discussions on features of Windows 8 , in this post I have targeteed to show you installation steps of Windows 8 on virtual box.

So to strat with go and dowanlaod Windows 8 developer preview from below link. Choose appropirate link as of your syste, {Like : 32 bit or 64 bit } to downlaod and install.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

once downloaded , mount ISO image to virtual drive or if you want , go ahead and burn it tgo DVD 9.

Next step is to downalod Virtual box and installed it. When virtual box is installed we will install Windows 8 developer perview on virtaul box.

Go ahead and downlaod virtual box from below link,

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Insatllation steps are farly straight forward . So I am not going to bore you to death by writing one or two sentences with each screen shorts. I am just posting all the screen you may get while installing , just follow the screens to get Windows 8 installed on Virtual box.

While installing virtual box whereever you get oracle security warning . clcik run and move ahead

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Check the check box and click Install

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Give name of the virtual box and choose version of your host opearting system from the drop down.

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Recommened memory is 1024MB. If you want you can amend it.

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Select Create new hard disk option

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Now you need to provide file location and size.

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On create button click you will get below screen. Click on Seeetings menu .

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Here you need to click on the Sysytem tab and make sure that Enable IO APIC is checked

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In Processor tab make sure Enable PAE/NX is checked.

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In Accelration tab make sure both the check box are checked.

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Next go to storage tab and selcet Empty option. And from Attribute section select IDE Secondary Master from drop down

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Choose Virtaul CD/DVD option here .

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Select ISO file of Windows 8 developer preview you downloaded and then click on Ok button

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Now click on the start button to start installation of Windows 8 .

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Here you got Windows 8 developer preview installed on virtual box. Enjoy and explore  Smile

 

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