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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  • Now just start following the create a new virtual machine wizard.

     

  • Be sure to pick Windows/Windows 8 for your VM. If you're going to be testing out the 64-bit version, select Windows 8 (64bit).

  • VirtualBox may think that you'll only need 1GB for 32-bit Windows 8. Don't believe it. Set it up with at least 2GBs—that's 2,048MB. 

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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:)
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