Have you ever thought about dual booting a Windows 8 machine with Ubuntu on a VirtualBox. Some may think its impossible but I can assure you that I have tried it and can confirm it works perfectly well without any issues. Below is the version of each components I used. Note that this is solely for testing and should not be used for LIVE environment. Step 1: Component Versions – VirtualBox 4.
In this post, I will not bore us with the concept and history behind Windows 8 but like some of us who are like me :), I just want to go straight into the installation of Windows 8… “Brilliant :)”. Setup Guide: – Insert your Windows 8 installation disc and boot the computer. Note: If you do not have a Windows 8 installation disc, then click here for steps on how to create a bootable Windows 8 usb.
For those who are keen to have a handy Windows 8 installation on a usb, then this post is for you :). Requirements: – Download a copy of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO (64-bit download here, 32-bit download here) – Download Microsoft Windows 7 USB Tool (download here) – A handy 4GB USB drive Steps: – Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool – Launch the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, browse to the location of the downloaded Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO file, click Next – At this stage ensure your USB drive is plugged in.