Installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMware Player Yogesh K S, GECH
Prerequisites• Latest version of VMPlayer.• If U don’t have, get it from here - www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer• Windows 8 Consumer Preview .iso file.• U can get it from here – http://windows.microsoft.com/en- us/windows-8/iso• Both are free.! So all you need is internet to download them..!!
Install and open the VMware player toget this window. Now click on “Create a New Virtual Machine”.
Select “I will install the OS later” and click Next.
Select MS Windows and Windows7 and click Next.P.S : The latest version of VMware player may have the windows 8 in top-down menu.
Now give a name to your virtual machine and save it in your preferred location.*Tip : It is advised to store the virtual machines outside your host OS disk drive.
You’re almost done with creation of your VM and now you can either customize hardware or click “Finish”.
Now you’ll return to VMware player main windowafter creating new VM. Click on “Edit VM Settings”.
This shows the VM Settings window. Here click on CD/DVD (IDE).
Now click on “Browse…” to locate your Windows 8 CP .iso file.
This shows the window to locate and select your Windows 8 .iso file. Click “Open” to mount it on VM DVD drive.
After locating your .iso file, click OKto again return to the Main window.
Click on “Play virtual machine” to boot your VM from the .iso file.
Accept MS traditional license terms and click “Next”.:P
Select “Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)”.
Once again click “Next” for one last time.. Yogesh K S, GECH
Now youre done with your work and Windows 8 continuous its own.!
Alright, this is it.Now, sit back. Have a cup ofCoffee/tea/whatever you want and relax.Comeback after sometime to see thefollowing screen..P.S : Windows may restart once or twice in the process of completion of installation.
Li’l Post installation work.Enter your desired name here and click Next.
Select “Use express settings” or you can Customize if you want to. Yogesh K S, GECH
Enter your e-mail id and click Next. Yogesh K S, GECH
Final thing : Fill in the appropriate fields and click Finish.
Now windows will finalise your settings and prepares for the start screen Yogesh K S, GECH
At last, you’re here.! This is the start screen of Windows 8..!! Yogesh K S, GECH
Other views of start screen with various built-in Windows 8 apps.This incorporates a whole new interface for desktops with use of Metro UI. Yogesh K S, GECH
Inside Windows 8Desktop in windows 8 looks like the below snap on left andwindows explorer is little different than that of windows 7’s. Yogesh K S, GECH
Task manager is li’l advanced and showsmore stats than windows 7’s task managerbut the system properties is same as theold one.! Yogesh K S, GECH
Final Verdict• Microsoft’s new Metro UI from Win phone brings new look to PC but its more suitable for touch based devices than for the PCs.!• Use, copy and share Win8 CP as long as MS allows it and then switch to free and open source GNU/Linux.!• Because still the Windows is same old virus- prone, insecure, instable, poorly debugged set of device drivers.!!(Really, no offense meant)• Torvalds’ words at last-“A computer is like air conditioning: it becomesuseless when you open Windows”. Yogesh K S, GECH