Every Windows 8 lovers knows that Windows 8 Beta is out there for anyone to download and install. This is a great 12 minute video tutorial that will show you how to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You can download either installer or ISO image on your choice. In this case I am downloading the ISO to install it in virtual machine.
Step 1: Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview from here.
Step 2: Open Oracle VM Virtual Machine.
Step 3: Create New Virtual Machine.
Step 4: Enter name (Any name you prefer), Microsoft Windows as the operating system and Windows 8 as the version. If you cannot see Windows 8 in the version drop down menu you have to install the latest Oracle WM Virtual Machine. Click Next.
Step 5: I will leave the default memory allocation and click Next.
Step 6: Create a new hard disk in the Virtual hard Disk and click Next.
Step 7: Create a VDI (Virtual Box Disk Image)
Step 8: Dynamically allocate the space and click Next.
Step 9: Leave the default values for virtual disk file location and size unless you want to create the virtual files in another location.
Step 10: Run the virtual Machine.
Step 11: When it boots up it will give a error message No bootable medium found! if you did not select the Windows ISO image under Select installation media . In that case you can select the ISO files from Devices > CD/DVD Devices > Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file and select the Windows 8 ISO file. And Restart the virtual machine.
Step 12: It will start the Windows 8 Installation process. It is quite straight forward and easy to follow.
Windows 8 Consume Preview Product Key
Welcome to the metro style Windows. Now you can experiment Windows 8 Consumer Preview.