Microsoft released a Developer Preview of their upcoming operating system dubbed “Windows 8” to the masses two days ago at their Build Conference. The files ranging in size from 2.8 to 4.8GB in size were downloaded more than 500,000 times in the first 12 hours! Seeing that many people may be trying to install their copies of the developer preview to virtual machines, I set out on a quest to find the easiest, and best way to do just that. I initially tried the installation with VMWare, and then Virtual PC, but both threw back errors before the installation began. I then stumbled upon this glorious thread via Reddit, and the rest was history. I managed to get my developer preview up and running in under 20 minutes.
So without babbling on, please see my video tutorial for how to install the Windows 8 Developer Preview on a Windows 7 desktop using Oracle’s VM VirtualBox. To view in full HD make sure to go directly to the YouTube video and change the playback setting to 1080p.