How to install a Windows 8 Preview

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In this tip we will show you, how to install the Microsoft Windows 8 Preview Version on your computer system, to get a look at the new Microsoft Windows Version.

If you whant to install Windows 8 preview on a virtual machine, with VM-Ware for example have a look at the windows bluescreen to find a solution.

Download the Microsoft Windows 8 Version

Who whants to install Windows 8 preview we will need to download the installation ISO from the Microsoft Windows 8 Website. You can found the download here:

Windows 8

Installing Windows 8 Preview

Put your Windows 8 preview installation drive in your pc and restart it.

01 Windows8 Preview installieren Files laden

The setup is now loading.

01a Windows8 Preview installieren Files laden

Step 1:
The language which can be installed is english. The date and keyboardlayout can be changed in the language you need.

(If you want to see it in original size click on the image)
01 Windows8 Preview installieren Sprache auswaehlen

Step 2:
Click on „Install now“ to install the Windows 8 preview.

02 Windows8 Preview installieren Jetzt installieren

The setup is loading now the data for the setup.

02a Windows8 Preview installieren Setup laedt

Step 3:
Accept the „License agreement“ (1) and click on the „Next“ (2) button.

03 Windows8 Preview installieren Lizenzvereinbarungen akzeptieren

Step 4:
Click on „Custom (advanced)“ to get the custom settings.

04 Windows8 Preview installieren Benutzerdefinierte Installation

Step 5:
Attention: Backup all your data to be sure, that even if you make a fault, you will get your data back.

If you whant to partition your hdd manually, for example to make a partition bigger than another one, click on „Drive options (advanced)“ (1).
If you whant to use only one partition, click on „Next“ (2).

05 Windows8 Preview installieren Benutzerdefinierte Installation Partitionen

Step 6:
Now the Windows 8 developer preview installation is starting. How long you will have to wait for the installation depends on your installation drive.
Windows will start your computer automatically.

06 Windows8 Preview installieren Benutzerdefinierte Installation

Step 7:
Set a name for your computer (1) and click on „Next“ (2).

07 Windows8 Preview installieren Personalisieren Name eingeben

Schritt 8:
Now configurate Windows. You can use the Express Settings (1). If you choose this settings your computer will setup autmatically the settings for updates, notifications and security. If you whant to set it up yourself use „Customize“ (2).

08 Windows8 Preview installieren Personalisieren Settings

A detail list of the settings:

The update settings
08a Windows8 Preview installieren Personalisieren Einstellungen Update

Berichterstattung an Microsoft

08b Windows8 Preview installieren Personalisieren Einstellungen Berichterstattung

Onlinesolution

08c Windows8 Preview installieren Personalisieren Einstellungen Onlineloesungen

Step 9:
Now setup a username (1) and a password (2). Finish your settings with a click on the button „Next“ (4).

09 Windows8 Preview installieren Log On

Now the settings will be finished.

09 Windows8 Preview installieren Abschliessen

The PC will now be prepared.

10 Windows8 Preview installieren Personalisieren Kommentar wird vorbereitet

This is the new Metro UI from Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview.

10 Windows8 Preview installieren Fertig gestellt

This was it. Microsoft Windows 8 is installed on your system.

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