How to install Windows 8 on your Mac

Summary:Microsoft has had over 1 million downloads of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in just one day, Redmond says. But why should Windows users have all the fun? Today, we'll show you how to install it if you're a Mac user.

Microsoft has had over 1 million downloads of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in just one day, Redmond says. But why should Windows users have all the fun? Today, we'll show you how to install it if you're a Mac user.

It's very simple to do and you'll only need a few things to do it.

You'll need a copy of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, available for download here, a USB drive with around 4 gigabytes of storage, a backed-up Mac with around 20 gigabytes of storage free for partitioning, and something to keep you occupied for about an hour.

You can install the Windows 8 beta much faster using a virtual machine product like Parallels, but we're doing it on the cheap today using Boot Camp Assistant.

Watch the video for the Windows 8 beta how to.

(Also, the new Avengers trailer has to be seen to be believed.)

Topics: Microsoft, Apple, Hardware, Windows

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A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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