Originally Posted by Steeze
Nevermind, it looks like you have to have windows 7 or vista
Once Windows 8 Consumer Preview is downloaded, you choose how and when to install it. You can install on the current drive or you can make an ISO or bootable flash drive for installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview on another partition, virtual machine, or another PC (requires Windows Vista or Windows 7).
Looks like it's time to start saving more pennies. Would it be cheaper to purchase a lesser windows and then just get the upgrade to 7?
Steeze,I will simply relate my Win 8 install experience. I downloaded from Dream Speak (or is that Dream Spark?),burned with Nero (not required to use Nero but do not make a simple data copy,this will not boot).I installed it to a drive that had been subjected to 7 DoD passes of DBAN (suffice to say there was not an OS on the drive after the DBAN passes).Win 8 requested a key to proceede with the install(different than Win 7) and I needed to give Microsoft my email.An email came from Microsoft asking if it really was me installing Win 8 to a computer with "such and such" a name. I made a mistake and used Win 7 NIVIDIA drivers,this did not work out.You can go to NIVIDIA direct to get Win 8 drivers.After you figure out how to find stuff things go OK.I am not comming out against Win 8, in fact I am glad there is so much in common with Win 7.It appears Win 7 and Win 8 rigs can "homegroup".