how can i complete the installation of windows 8 consumer preview
how can i burn this Windows8-ConsumerPreview-64bit-English then install windows 8 consumer preview ?? what a recordable disc it needs ?? and do you advice me to install windows 8 instead of windows 7 ? please help me ,, thank you .
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Download ( http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/ ) Install and run HashCalc, from the HashCalc "Data" box click on the navigation button to locate and select the consumer preview
.ISO file. Place a check mark on in the SHA1 box and click "Calculate". The returned hash value (not case sensitive) should match the value posted by Microsoft. This is your means of assuring the file was not corrupted during the download.
Next you need to use the .ISO file to create a bootable DVD used to install Windows 8. Another good utility for this job if you don’t already have the necessary software (Roxio Creator and Nero being two of the more common ones) is ImgBurn:
Note: Always use quality DVD+RW media and the slowest burn speed possible for your model of DVD burner to insure a good burn is achieved.
I strongly recommend you dual boot with your existing operating system instead of replacing it with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The Consumer Preview is still under heavy development and you should not replace a production copy of Windows with it (whether
that be XP, Vista or Windows 7).
If you have a Windows Vista or Windows 7 capable PC, your system should be able to run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Before you do that though, the best way to run it is to install it on a separate partition. It is recommended you do this since it is a
test version and has not been finalized. If you are not satisfied with Windows 8, you can always boot into Windows 7 and delete the partition and continue using Windows 7 or Vista.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview system requirements:
1 GHz or faster processor
1 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
Creating the partition
In Windows 7, partitioning is more easy to do than Windows XP. Regardless of this, you might encounter problems when using Windows 7’s disk management to create it. If you do experience this, refer to the
previous article about using EaseUs to create the partition instead. Anyway, here is how you create a partition in Windows 7 or Vista:
Open a Run command (Press Windows key + R) on your keyboard. Then type
diskmgmt.msc then hit Enter on your keyboard.
Alternatively, you can click Start, right click Computer > click Manage > click Disk Management.
Once Disk Management is open, select the C:\ or where Windows 7/Vista is installed.
Right click it and click Shrink menu.
Wait while Windows Vista.7 checks for available disk space.
Enter the amount you want to allocate. Depending on the architecture of Windows 8 you want to try. If you are using Windows 8 32 bit, you can allocate 16 GBs or 20 GBs if you using the 64 bit version. Another factor is disk space for applications, page file
The Disk Management window should display unallocated disk space.
You cannot do a custom install of Windows 8 from within Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. You will have to boot from the Windows 8 DVD. If you are using the Web Installer, make sure you use the option to create a bootable Windows 8 DVD using the .ISO file
or bootable thumb drive.
After inserting the Windows 8 disc, restart your computer and boot from the DVD.
To learn how to change your BIOS options to boot from the DVD drive, see the following tutorial: