How to install Windows 8 Developer Preview

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

– What is Windows 8 Developer Preview?

  The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers and testers.

System Requirements

The Windows 8 Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
  • To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater

1- Download Windows 8 Developer Preview from here

2- Burn iso file to DVD or we can install it in VMware Workstation 8  but when select system you will choose windows 7 because VMware

Workstation 8 not support Windows 8 Developer Preview directly )

3-  boot from DVD.

4- After booting.

5- Select your Language, Time and Currency Format and Keyboard or input method.

6- You can select Upgrade or Custom (i prefer custom)

7- select partition and click next.

8-  Just wait untill installing finshed and system restarting

9- Type computer name and click Next.

10- Click Express Settings or Customize.

11- There are two ways to use an account in Windows 8 Windows Live Account or Local account we will select local account

12- Type account and password

13- This Metro UI Appearance click Desktop Icon to go your Desktop

      Metro UI fantastic with touch screen


About Mohamed Abd Elhamid

Microsoft System Administrator

Posted on November 14, 2011, in HOW TO ?, Windows 8 and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice articles my brother. I install this on Virtual VHD disk to my son. I don’t like this interface, but i thinks that something must changing in start interface.

  2. Thanks Ahmet
    the interface good if you have touch screen but if you have normal screen like me it’s confusing

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