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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:35 PM

Install Windows 8 on Oracle VirtualBox
By Mike Williams


Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a very interesting look at where the operating system is going next, in particular with features like the new Windows app store, but of course it?s also a beta and needs to be treated with caution. Especially as it can?t be uninstalled should things go wrong.

If you only want a quick look round at the Windows 8 highlights, then, the safest approach is to install it on a VirtualBox virtual machine. You won?t have to spend time freeing up a laptop or creating a new partition, and can browse the new Metro interface in a window on your desktop: far more convenient.

And it?s easy to set up, too.

Start by downloading and installing a copy of the latest Oracle VirtualBox. Or, if you have it already, make sure you?ve an up-to-date version (click Help > Check for Updates).

More about the next steps at: http://betanews.com/...le-virtual-box/