Window 8 Installation
The first thing you should do is head to Windows 8 and downloads the installation image for your chosen architecture. The image used in the creation of this guide is the 64-bit (x64) ISO.
Using your disc burning software, burn the .iso you downloaded to a DVD. and boot form your CD-ROM Drive.
Once loaded you will see the following screen.
Select your location, keyboard and regional language settings as required and click "next" to continue and you'll see the following box:
Click "Install now" to continue with the installation.
Enter the product key as written in the screenshot above. For the sake of clarity, the product key is TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF or NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98- J8CK4 for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Once you have entered the product key, click "next" to continue to the next step.
Before you can proceed with the setup any further you're required to accept Microsoft's license terms, as below.
You will be greeted with the following screen.
For the purposes of this guide, we'll assume you are performing a fresh installation of Windows 8 Release Preview. Therefore, this tutorial covers the "Custom" option which will install a fresh copy of Windows 8 Release Preview onto a clean hard drive, without backing up and restoring any existing files or settings.
The first option, "upgrade" will allow those running previous versions of Windows to upgrade to Windows 8 whilst keeping all files, settings and applications during the setup of the new operating system.
The setup will then continue and start the disk manager as below.
Select the correct drive to use for the installation of Windows 8 Release Preview, First of all click New to make new partition. Then It is automatically reserve the space for BOOT partition and the remaining partition for C drive and click "next" to continue. For those trying this in a Virtual Machine, 20-25GB of hard drive space is more than adequate.
Note: This step is the last point in which you can abort the installation without permanent data loss to drives. Please ensure you have working backups before proceeding further.
Windows setup will then begin to install Windows 8 Release Preview to the hard drive, and will work through several stages as detailed below.
Once complete, it will reboot again and setup the computers devices and finalize the installation, as below.
Once this stage has finished, you will be greeted with the following screen. Select your preferred colour scheme for Metro, and then name your computer. The PC name is used to identify the computer on local networks and ideally should be named so that other users your network can identify who the computer belongs to. Then click "next" to proceed.
You will then be greeted with the following window.
At this point you can specify the final settings required in the configuration of your new Windows installation. You can either choose "use express settings" or click "customize" to change the express settings.
If you are unsure, it is best to choose the first option. The installer will then configure the final settings and move onto the next step.
The next step asks you if you wish to sign into your PC using a Windows Live account.
Unlike previous versions of Windows, Microsoft's new operating system heavily integrates the Redmond-based firms Windows Live features, including messenger, contacts, calendar and mail.
Signing in using your Windows Live account also offers Windows 8 users additional benefits like the ability to download additional apps from the Windows Store and automatic synchronization of all your Windows 8 computers so they look and feel the same regardless of which one you're using.
Note: Your Windows Live ID also becomes your username for Windows 8 Release Preview, and uses your Windows Live ID password to log in.
Enter your Windows Live ID, and click "next" to continue.
Or you click on the “Sign in without a Microsoft account”
In the following picture type the User name for pC and password and password hint. And click Finish.
You will then be greeted with the following window
Once the User Name and password type the following initial screen display.
At this stage the windows installation has been completed.