Installing Windows 8

The Windows 8 Consumer preview was released on February 29. I started downloading the ISO the same day It was released and it took me 2 1/2 days to complete the download with my 256 kbps connection ๐Ÿ™‚

I used VMware Fusion to install the Windows 8 CP on my OS X Lion. It tool the below simple steps to complete the installation in 20 minutes.

It starts with the usual installation procedure by asking the Language,keyboard input method followed by this screen. Look at the new Metro style Windows Logo. It’s simple and clean ๐Ÿ™‚

It will ask for the product key once you click the Install now button. I forgot to copy the product key while downloading and then got it back from the same windows 8 CP download page. I chose Custom installation and then came up the familiar widows installation screen ๐Ÿ™‚

After installation, It asks for personalizing the computer. It gives you a choice for choosing the color. None of it was good so I chose the default one.

Once personalization is over, it showed up the Settings screen to keep your computer up to date and then the account page that asks for the windows live ID and login credentials. Once all these are completed, The windows shows up my favourite Metro Style Start screen ๐Ÿ™‚

I had to install the VMware tools for drivers and then installed a couple of updates that prompted as important. Finally I’m all set to play with the Windows 8 ๐Ÿ™‚

I will post again about my experiance with this beta OS.