Windows 8 on VirtualBox


Download and Install Oracle VM – VirtualBox 4.0.16 (Released on Jan 11th 2012) or latest updates from
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Download Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview from
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516

Create a new Windows 8 Virtual Machine. Latest Release of VirtualBox allows selecting “Windows 8” as the Virtual Machine’s Guest Operating System type.

At least 1 GB memory is recommend if you are installing Windows 8 32-bit.

Create a new VirtualBox Disk Image for Windows 8 Virtual Machine following Virtual Disk Creation Wizard.

 

 

Go to the storage settings and click Empty under IDE Controller. Click the CD icon next to CD/DVD Drive selection box and click Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file. Navigate to the Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file and select it. When done, click OK.

Go back on the VirtualBox main interface, Select Windows 8 VM, Right Click and Select Start to begin installation of Windows 8 and follow the on-screen instructions.

After the installation is complete, you can personalize and start using Windows 8.

 

 

Windows 8 Start Screen

Windows 8 Desktop Screen

Windows 8 Lock Screen

Windows 8 Log On Screen

 

Fixes

  • if you are unable to launch apps from the start screen set screen resolution to 1024×768 or higher. Read more http://www.edbott.com/weblog/2011/09/windows-8-apps-wont-open-heres-the-fix/
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