By Miguel Leiva-Gomez for MakeTechEasier.com
Windows 8 Consumer Preview
You’ve already gotten a nice sneak-peek at Windows 8′s features from us, but nothing gives you the scoop on Windows 8 better than a review of its consumer preview! I have good news for you: We got our hands on Windows 8′s Consumer Preview and we’ll walk you through everything from the installation to the graphic interface. So far, it’s been a tough time setting up the virtualization environment, but we finally modified everything as it should be in preparation for Windows 8′s installation.
Please Note: If you would like to test out Windows 8, use VMWare 8 or above. Older versions will give you an HAL initialization failure.
The computer being tested on has the following specs:
Other stuff that’s not important
In VMWare, I allocated the following:
Windows 8 Installation
After the power-on self test (POST) emulated by VMWare, the computer started a funky little initialization screen:
I already had a question after seeing this: Why the fish? So, after the installation initiated (which took all of 1 minute), there’s a new screen welcoming you to Windows!
This excerpt is shared with permission from maketecheasier.com.