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How To Install Windows 8 Developer preview With Windows 7 , Xp or Vista Dual Boot

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Recently Windows 8 developer preview unveil which is given a lot of interest to the IT Geek and They love to test it along side with Windows 7. Everybody knows that Microsoft has released windows 8 developer preview to try for the new user and if you like to use it just go to the Microsoft official website to grab it.
It’s a really very new experience to the windows users. So if you like to use windows 8 without uninstall your present OS  windows 7 then you can read this post How To Install Windows 8 Developer With Windows 7 Dual Boot . Today on this post I am going to discuss How to install windows 8 Dev prev without effecting windows 7 that means you can run two OS in one single PC or laptop . So lets take a look

How To Install Windows 8 Developer preview With Windows 7 , Xp or Vista Dual Boot

Minimum System Requirement for windows 8:
First of all you have to go this site to Download windows 8 as your PC or laptop OS requirement such as 32 bit or 64 bit. If you are using 32 bit download 32 bit or if you are using 64 bit then you have to download 64 bit windows 8 Here is Download link is given below:
To check your configuration check the list below:
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
 Windows 8 download:
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) - (2.8 GB) Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64) - (3.6 GB) or go to this site:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516 
Free ISO Burner:
After complete download you have to burn the ISO file . Use the above link to to download the free iso burner. Now after download install it then open it browse the ISO file . start burning . You need at least 4.7 Gb blank DVD  Disk drive to burn it.
Download link: www.freeisoburner.com
size:800 kb
Partition Manager:
If you like to use windows 8 without erase windows 7 then you have to make Partition for installing windows 8 in others drive. Lets say you have only c drive. And it has space about 320 GB . Now here you can create another drive. To install windows 8 you need at least 20 GB free space on the hard disk. So we suggest you to create another 30 GB free space and name it drive d . To create Partition you can use windows disk management options or if you don’t know about it then just install Partition magic to your PC. It will create for you another drive as your own choice. .Its a best tools to create Partition for windows. download Partition magic click here
How to create Partitions:
Just open Partition magic. Go to your c drive. Right click on it then click re size or move options. A new window  will be open.
Now after resize the drive there will be a new drive created without any name. Just click on that for create Partition then click apply the changes after PC shutdown .
When PC will restart you will see a new Partition has been created. You can give it name d drive.
Install Windows 8:
Insert the CD/ DVD Disk just now which you have burned. And restart your PC or laptop . After restart a window will pop up for installing windows from the DVD . Now go ahead following the screenshot below:
Windows 8 install process step by step instructions are given below:
Click on the I accept the license terms and go to the next steps
Then you have to choose drive for installing windows 8 check the screenshot click on (custom) or advanced here you must be alert because if you choose on upgrade –then the present OS windows 7 will be deleted.
Now select the drive that you made for install windows 8.After choosing drive you can select for install windows 8 .
It will take 20- 25 minutes to complete installation. Computer will automatically start after complete installation.
After restart you have to complete settings by fill up user name and password . On the other hand with the windows live id you can complete settings too. 
You can view welcome screen of windows 8 after primary settings. 
After that when your PC or laptop will re-start again –you will get two OS to start with . You can choose any of them between win 7 or 8 then if you choose windows 8 then it will be started. 
You can run all application smoothly on windows 8. I have install some software and driver never face any problem.
Enjoy running windows 8 in dual boot with windows 7,xp or vista.

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He is a Mechanical Technician and independent Technology writer more likely put perhaps a tad too much trust in Google. He loves blogging in Technology stuffs. Recently learning Wordpress. He loved Android since the moment He got eager hands on his first device -- love surfing on internet , and more likely pass times reading various blog

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