Windows 8 developer preview

Windows 8 is released as a preview version for developers. The post on Scott Hanselman‘s blog inspired me to download and install it.
I started by creating the USB stick version of the image but ran into some trouble. After the USB/DVD download tool completed the following exception was shown.Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool error message
Turns out you need a x64 operating system when you try this with the x64 Windows 8 image. After running the USB/DVD download tool again from my x64 system everything worked out.
The installation was easy following the guide from the post above. After completion I installed the Windows 7 video driver and everything works like a charm. Here is a video of my installation.

About erictummers

My work as a recruited developer changes almost every month. I like challenges and sharing the solutions with others. On my blog I’ll mostly post about my work, but expect an occasional home project, productivity tip and tooling review.
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