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Yes it is Finally Here, Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the public, (Also Called Windows8 Beta) so people outside of the tech bubble finally have the chance to take Redmond’s new OS for a spin.

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[Microsoft had released Developer Preview For Developer side] 
Like most of people I was eager to Gets my hands on to it, So i was waiting for  Microsoft announcement. Finally I have installed it on my PC


[See Download Link Bellow the post] Read on for more Information,.

    

I will not recommend to  install the Windows8 on its own separate drive (or drive portion) For Now.
Because Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released, and all many of the software (Apps) that most of us use is still in the developing stage to adopt Windows8 UI.
 
Please note :  Your installed software program will only be preserved if you are upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. If your planning to install Windows 8 on top of Windows XP or Vista, only the files will be preserved but not the various software programs that you may have on the disk.
 
But Don’t worry -  You can still fiddle with the new OS in an environment  [Here is What I Have done] thanks to the power of ‘Virtual Box’. If you don’t heard about it then it is a  applications that let you run a virtual PC inside your PC.  
 
You can download Virtual Box default package from Here  [File size About 89 MB ]
Here are some of the Important Points you need to remember when you Create a New virtual PC inside Virtual Box for Windows8  [Also see screenshots  Bellow each point for better understanding]
 
  • Make sure that your choice of OS (32-bit or 64-bit) matches whichever version of Windows 8 you downloaded.  vm2-5216948
     
  • Memory devote to [See bellow image] The 32-bit version of Windows 8 requires 1 gigabyte at minimum, and the 64-bit version requires 2GB, but the more RAM you can give the virtual OS, the better it will run. vm3-5216952

    Make sure that your virtual disk has at least 16GB allocated to it for the 32-bit version of Windows 8. The 64-bit version needs a minimum of 20GB.

     

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    This are the simple points/Requirement to install Windows8 in VirtualBox.
    Now your new virtual PC is ready, it will appear in VirtualBox's list of available machines. But you still not got Windows8 DVD or .iso File ,Do you ?
    If you not downloaded it till now  there is a link ,from there you can download any version of windows8 Beta.
    Be warned though: the file sizes range from 2.5 to 3.3 GB depending on your preference between the 32-bit or 64-bit versions, so you may be downloading for quite some time.
     

    Update : Windows 8 final test version released.The latest test version of Windows 8 is available in 14 languages and includes several improvements from a less-refined version released three months ago. The upgrades include more ways to connect to other Microsoft services, more security controls and more touch-screen features.


    The preview can be downloaded from this link  Windows 8 final test version
     
    After it is done Go back to VirtualBox and Click on the new virtual machin > go to Storage submenu and then on the Empty line underneath "IDE Controller." Click on the little CD icon next to the CD/DVD drive listing, and select the option, Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file. Scroll for the Windows 8 .iso file you previously downloaded to your actual (not virtual) system and load that up. Now click on the big OK button at the bottom of the overall Settings window.
     
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    Now VirtualBox will install Windows8 inside your existing Os. That’s it.

    Windows8 in VirtualBox



    The best part about this that you can uninstall Windows8 When ever you wish like Uninstalling a program from your OS.

     

    It is been 3 days using Windows 8 Beta from date of posting this post and i think it's far more stable than the name suggests. Much of its key architecture is in place, and i found it to be extremely usable.
    let us know what you think share some comments with us

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