Contents tagged with Installation

  • Part 1 : Installing Windows 8

    Microsoft will be releasing the latest version of their operating system named Windows 8 very soon and infact it's already available for download for MSDN and Technet subscribers.

    For the unlucky ones like me has the option to download a 90 day evaluation of the same from here.

    Before you go for downloading, you have to take a note of couple of points

    1. This evaluation version will expire after 90 days and wont be able to upgrade.
    2. It's better to go for the installation in a virtual environment so that it will be easier for you to upgrade from your existing version. Otherwise you will have to uninstall the evaluation first and then do an upgrade.
    3. Inorder to the get the link for the download, you have to should have a Microsoft Account  and should also activate the product within 10 days of installation.

    You have options for 32-bit and 64-bit versions which is available in ISO format. You can get more details from here.

    So I have chosen the 64-bit version which is around 3.5 GB of size and I will be using Oracle Virtual Box for virtualization. It's a well documented fact that MS is not supporting either Virtual PC or

    VMware as virtual environment tools.

    First you have to either mount the ISO image as a drive or you can burn the image on to a disc and use that as an bootable disk to start the setup process. Upon booting you will be presented

    with a splash screen featuring the much talked about new windows logo as shown below.



    In the next screen you will be asked to selected the regional preferences and language settings




    In the next screen, you will be provided with two options, Install and Repair. Since we are going for a fresh installation,

    will have to click on the Install Now button.