How to Install Windows 8 Developer Preview

How to Install Windows 8 Developer Preview


- What is Windows 8 Developer Preview?

  The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers and testers.

System Requirements:

The Windows 8 Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
  • To run Windows 8 apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater

1- Download Windows 8 Developer Preview from

2- Burn iso file to DVD or we can install it in VMware Workstation 8 but when select system you will choose windows 7 because VMware

    Workstation 8 not support Windows 8 Developer Preview directly )

3- boot from DVD.

4- After booting.


5- Select your Language, Time and Currency Format and Keyboard or input method.



6- You can select Upgrade or Custom (i prefer custom)


7- select partition and click next.



8- Just wait until installing fineshed and system restarting


9- Type computer name and click Next.


10- Click Express Settings or Customize.



11- There are two ways to use an account in Windows 8 Windows Live Account or Local account we will select local account


12- Type account and password



13- This Windows 8 UI Appearance click Desktop Icon to go your Desktop

Windows 8 UI fantastic with touch screen

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  • I can't image and understand how we can log in with our Windows live account.. will be there not a security issue ??

  • Yes, i think this log in with our Windows live account not secure but for fast online

  • I just downloaded the Customer Preview. I found out that you can also install this with Oracle VirtualBox. This does already support Windows 8 32-bits and 64-bits. Installation went smoothly.

  • By the way: tried to install the Customer Preview (32-bits) on VMWare Player 4 first, but I did not get it to work.

  • Thanks Lex for comment

    i will try Consumer Preview to check what's change there?

  • Thank for you job, i've beem searching for some explanation.