Install Windows 8 Developer Version Using USB
Microsoft has released official Windows 8 last 13 of September 2011 (Date of Expiry March 12, 2012). Every one can download it via CD/DVD or a new way can be adopted to download Windows 8 by using USB and following the guidelines given below.
Watch Preview Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hq95vtoS28
Computer with any OS (XP, Vista, Windows7)
USB drive atleast 4gig
To install Windows 8 you need to download Windows 8 iso and Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool, to navigate your Windows 8 ISO file just open the tool and click on browse to navigate the Windows 8 ISO file,
Click here to download.
Download Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO (64-bit) (Torrent Link) (3.64 GB)
Download Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO (32-bit) (Torrent Link) (2.83 GB)
Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool (instalaton instruction here)
In this step you need to select USB as Bootable image
Now connect your USB and Browse it as shown in the picture below to make Bootable Windows 8 Drive, then you should click begin copying
Almost there, Windows 8 will copy files to USB now
After creating a Bootable device, simply restart your computer and boot from USB drive to start installation of Windows 8.
Installing Windows 8
Watch tutorial here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXkJA...eature=related
You plug in your USB key into the computer you want to install Windows 8 on. You need to tell the computer on first start to boot from USB and not from hard drive or another location. This is done in the Bios. You usually enter the Bios with F1, F1, Delete, Esc or another key that is highlighted on the screen on Post. Press that key and look for an entry that says Boot or Boot order and make sure that USB has the highest priority on the system. You can easily repeat the steps if the computer is not booting from USB.
The computer should pick up the installation files on the USB drive automatically and installation should commence.
Windows 8 has the following system requirements:
1 Gigahertz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor
1 Gigabyte of RAM for 32-bit, 2 Gigabytes of RAM for 64-bit minimum
16 Gigabyte hard drive for 32-bit systems, 20 Gigabyte for 64-bit systems
Direct X 9 graphics card
Update: It is also possible to install Windows 8 by mounting the ISO image directly on another Windows system.
If you want to install the Windows Developer Preview, but have no blank DVDs or usable thumb drives, fear not. It’s fairly simple. This assumes you are installing the preview on a computer already running Windows, of course.
Download the ISO file from Microsoft.
Mount the ISO using Daemon Tools, Clone Drive, or similar.
This is important. Do not use the autorun installer. The autorun installer only allows you to upgrade your existing Windows installation and will not allow you to install to a separate hard drive or partition.
Navigate to the virtual install disc and go to the folder called “sources”.
Run setup.exe and proceed as if installing Windows Vista or 7.
If you have already installed the operating system, you’d probably noticed that the installation is straightforward and fast. And it has lots of new feature. One among them is the Refresh and Reset feature. With the help os this feature you can reset and refresh their system without loosing files. But at the time of reset windows it will ask you to enter the Windows 8 Product Key.
At MSDN Forum most of the users are asking about the product key that needs to be entered during re installation of Windows 8.
Microsoft responds with the following answer:
"If you need to reinstall Windows Developer Preview or use the Reset functionality, you might be asked to enter this product key:
If you’re running a server version of Windows Developer Preview, you can use this product key:
Note: These product keys are only for use with the Windows Developer Preview version of Windows 8."
Windows 8 build 8102 Remove Watermark?
Here is simple tutorial from XDA forum to remove the Watermark Windows 8 Build 8102:
1. Download Modified shell32.dll.mui
2. Now go to C:\Windows\system32\en-us\ and locate shell32.dll.mui
3. Take ownership of file shell32.dll.mui and rename to shell_org32.dll.mui
4. Now place modified shell32.dll.mui in System32 folder and close it.
5. Open elevated command prompt ( Start Menu->Accessories-> right click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator).
6. Now type mcbuilder and wait for approximately 20 seconds
7. Now reboot your Windows 8 for changes to take effect.
How to take simple take ownership
1. Download Take OwnerShip.zip file
2. Open above downloaded zip and file and extract its contents on desktop
3. Now double click on InstallTakeOwnership.reg to install Take Ownership option in context menu
Shell.rar l Takeownership.zip
Source here: http://www.ghacks.net/2011/09/14/how...-from-usb-key/
Windows 8 Pre Xtreme Edition (x86/x64) | Mediafire Links
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