Saturday, July 20, 2013

Install Windows 8.1 Preview on VirtualBox

Install Windows 8.1 Preview on VirtualBox

Windows 8.1 Preview is a free OS pour testing purposes, follow the instructions here and try it for free.  You should be able to buy it by the end year 2013.
If you want to buy Windows 8, you could buy it from Amazon: Windows 8 Professional System Builder OEM DVD  64-Bit
Amazon gives you many advantages. Good shipping and good specials.

There is a chapter where you could have all the steps to prepare a virtual machine using VirtualBox especially for Windows 8 here :  Install Windows 8.1 Preview on VirtualBox
Now let’s stop talking and let’s get to the point.

Install Windows 8.1 Preview

Start VirtualBox with the ISO file. You could download it from here: Download Windows 8.1 Preview for free

Install Windows 8 (French version)

Install Windows 8 (French version)

Click on Install Now.

Enter Product Key for Windows 8

Enter the code to continue.
Licence Agreement for Windows 8

Please accept the license agreement.

Upgrade or Full Install for Windows 8

I choose the personalized options because is not an upgrade.
HDD for Windows 8

Click on Next to proceed with a regular installation on a single virtual Hard Drive HDD. I suggest to not splitting your hard drive because it mainly for testing purpose.

Install Progress for Windows 8

Let the installation do the work.
Personalize Windows 8

Personalize your theme by choosing the color. I choose mine.

Personalize Windows 8 (Green)

Press Next once your finished. Don’t forget to enter a computer name.

Install settings Windows 8 (Green)

Press Next if you accept the default settings.

setting your account in Windows 8 (Green)

Your virtual computer will try to connect to the internet.

No Internet connection in Windows 8 (Green)

You will have a message if your virtual computer can’t connect to the internet. I don’t have the internet on the train. I don’t need it immediately and that is why I press “Create A Local Account”.

Create a Local Account in Windows 8 (Green)

Enter account name in Windows 8 (Green)

Write your name and your secret password. Don’t try to put your password inside the password tip. Doh !

Finalize your Windows 8 installation

We are settings things up for you (Windows 8)

Installating Applications in Windows 8

Your computer will run the installation and it might take some time.

Ready to Start in Window 8

You could try the new Windows 8.1 for free once the installation is complete. The official version should be available to buy by the end of 2013.

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