How to install Windows 8 on your Mac

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.

How to install Windows 8 on your Mac 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.)