Windows Developer Preview now available for download

Windows Developer Preview now available for download

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Go here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/

To download the Windows Developer Preview.  This is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers.

MSDN subscribers can also download a preview of Windows Server from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx

Cheers,
Ben

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  • Hmmm... so everybody here on the Virtual PC blog is using VirtualBox or VMWare to create a Windows 8 virtual machine? :-)

    Perhaps Ben can post an update about if/when it will work on Windows Virtual PC?

  • To add to Karz's instructions:

    1. Install Virtual Box - www.virtualbox.org/.../Downloads

    2. Enable Virtualization in BIOS on host PC. This is necessary for supporting 64 bit architecture in VM.

    3. Create new Virtual PC in Virtual Box

    4. Use the Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO image as the CD/DVD drive

    5. In Virtual Box change settings for your VM – This is to avoid the “Status: 0xc0000225” error during installation.

      a. Go to System

      b. In the Motherboard Tab:

      c. Change chipset from PIIX3 to ICH9

      d. “Check” Enable IO APIC

      e. “Check” Enable absolute pointing device

    6. Start the Virtual Machine and go through the usual installation procedure.

    <quote Karz>

    GUYS, TO FIX THE "This 64-bit application couldn't load because your PC doesn't have a 64-but processor." ERROR... GO INTO YOUR BIOS AND LOOK FOR SOMETHING IN YOUR CPU SETTINGS CALLED EITHER "VIRTUALIZTION" OR "HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION" AND ENABLE IT. THEN INSTALL WIN8 ON VIRTUALBOX NOT VMWARE...

    Sorry for caps, I had this problem too and took a sec to fix it. but that was the fix and i just want people to see it! lol.

    </quote>

  • Hi i have install windows 8 32bit in my pc Pentium 4 2gb ram and not to be install Driver like audio & video and Ethernet Application not support for Windows 8 how to install a drivers for my pc Model Dell GX-270 Brandand So Kindly tell how to Install VGA & Audio driver for Windows 8?

  • @Sajjad

    your PC is too old. According to the docu ( support.euro.dell.com/.../specs.htm ) you have a integrated GPU inside the Intel 865G chipset. This chipset doesn't support DirectX9 and so there are no WDDM drivers and the XP drivers (XDDM) are no longer supported in Win8. So stay at XP or buy a new PC with a DirectX 11 GPU.

  • by the look of all thread, no way vpc will support w8 preview, and people more interested using vmware or virtualbox then hyper-v, am I or microsoft missing some trend here?

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