Setting up Windows 8 Consumer Preview with VirtualBox (Gallery)

Setting up Windows 8 Consumer Preview with VirtualBox (Gallery)

Summary: The best way to try out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview beta is with Oracle's VirtualBox virtualization program. Here's how to do it step-by-step.

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  • Next, move down to storage and go to your virtual hard drive (.vdi) under the SATA controller and click host I/O cache. While there, your Windows 8 Preview .ISO file should have been mounted already/ If it hasn't been yet , mount with IDE and make sure you're using IDE with the ICH6 IDE controller.

  • After you've completed these steps, you'll return to the VirtualBox main display. Here, click on your new virtual machine.

  • You'll now be at the First Run Wizard. From here on out, you'll be installing Windows just as if you were on a new PC using a DVD.

Topics: Windows, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Virtualization

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  • Windows 8 consumer preview installed easily on VirtualBox

    The instructions worked well. Thanks heaps:)
    phayward