How To Download and Install Windows 8

Avatar davisde | September 22, 2011

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Preview the next version of Windows by downloading it or free and installing it on Virtualbox. This will let you install it and use it without screwing up the rest of your computer.

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  1. Dilan G.

    September 24, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I played around with it and to me it seems more touchscreen friendly than previous builds of Windows. I’m wondering if Microsoft is planning to have Windows 8 be a major hit for people with touchscreen computers.

  2. mexxx

    October 19, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this feature and will fail to boot without it.

    help !

  3. Kierhacker

    October 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    anyone know how 2 downgrade windows ultimate to home premium?
    Coz I open windows upgrade or whatever then found serial code and since I upgraded windows media player and media center will not open and also when I make a bridged network 2 xbox 360 it won’t connect to Internet like it used to
    thx in advance
    and the creator of tinkernut is a legend!!!!!!!

  4. Cober

    November 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I formatted my 130Gb HDD and first did fresh Win7 Ultimate install and then started Win8 installation. It went fine until PC needed to reboot. Now I am stuck on blank screen, no options for Safe Mode, etc.. All I can sellect in boot mode is F2 and F11 (boot option) but after that all is blank.
    P4 2.8GHz,2 Gb DDR 512Mb Radeon AGP video,SATA 120 Gb HDD
    Any suggestions? TIA

  5. donbill

    December 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    i tried installing it using the steps in the tutorials but the virtual machine keeps tell me to restart the pc.
    what can i do to stop that and complete the installation

  6. Gizmo

    December 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    hey I’m trying to run it in VM ware, and it gives the error HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED, anyone know what is the cause of this. im have a hp dv6 6128ca A6 laptop, with 8 gigs of ram clock at 1333 Mhz, and my, as they like to call it APU is clocked at 2.3

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