Microsoft has recently unveiled the Windows Developer Preview of its Windows 8 at the BuildWindows Conference. Windows Developer Preview is a Pre-Beta build of the Windows 8 mainly intended for developers, but it is also available for download for general public.
The Windows Developer Preview version of Windows 8 is in its very early stages and there are a lot of bugs and doesn’t receive Microsoft support. If you are still ready to try out this free version of Windows 8 to get the feel you could follow the steps below.
Microsoft Windows 8 Installation Guide:
1) Check if your system meets the system requirements of Windows 8. The system requirements of Windows 8 are as follows:
- 1 GHz processor
- 1 GB RAM for 32-bit & 2 GB RAM for 64-bit
- 16 GB free space for 32-bit & 20 GB for 64-bit
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
2) If your system meets the above requirements download the 32 bit version or the 64 bit version from here. The file you have downloaded is an ISO file, so burn to a disc.
3) Once you have burned the Windows 8 to a disc, insert the DVD in your disk drive. You should now directly boot in to the Windows 8 installation DVD. If is doesn’t do so and starts booting to the old OS, restart your system and press DEL to enter Setup. Once you have entered the Setup select BIOS and then select “Boot Device Priority”. Now select your disc drive as your first priority. Select “Save and Exit” and your system restarts and you should boot in to the Windows 8 installation DVD.
4) Now Windows 8 starts installing on your system and everything is pretty much straightforward. Just follow the instructions which are in very simple English.
5) Select the “CUSTOM” option and proceed further. After you have chosen this option it shows a list of partitions on your hard drive. Select the partition on which you want to install Windows 8 (generally it is C:\) and click ‘Next’. Now Windows starts installing on your system.
6) Once the installation is complete, the system reboots. Remove the Windows 8 installation DVD from your disk drive and you will boot into Windows 8 and you are all set to explore the all new Windows 8.