Install Windows 8 Developer Preview

In this article I’ll show you how to install Windows 8 DP on your Computer. Windows 8 Developers Edition is a pre-beta from Microsoft for testing and development purpose. It not recommended installing it on a production computer.

If you’re planning to set up Dual Boot, make sure you create a drive more than 20 GB as primary partition. If you’re going for a Clean Install  of Windows 8 Developer Preview, then backup your files, then format your C drive and install it fresh.

How to install Windows 8 Developer Preview

Step 1:

Boot your computer with the Windows 8 installation media

Step 2:

It might take few minutes to load the files, and then it will take you to the installation screen. Select the appropriate option and click next.

Step 3:

Now click on “Install Now” to proceed

Step 4:

Accept the terms and conditions and then click “Next”.


Step 5:

Here you can choose if you want to upgrade your Windows to Windows 8 Developers Edition or you want to do a Clean Install. Choose customize to do a Clean Install.

Step 6:

In this screen you can choose which drive you want to install, here we have the ability to manage the disk, format, create partition etc. If you’re planning to setup Dual boot then you can choose a different drive. Once you configured the drive click “Next”

Step 7:

That’s it now it will start the installation process wait until it complete which take 10 mins to 1 hour depending on your Hardware configuration.

Step 8:

Once it’s complete the installation you’re machine will reboot and it will prepare your settings. So please wait.

Step 9:

Now it will take you to personalize you desktop settings. I would recommend “Express settings” that screen it will show you what all the express settings does.

Step 10:

Unlike other operating systems, on Windows 8 you can login using your Windows Live account. So you can enter your Windows Live account information.

If you don’t want to use that login Method then click on “I don’t want to log in with a Windows Live ID”

You can chose “Local account” to create a Username and Password to login to your Windows.

Once you enter all the information click “Next”

Step 11:

Now the Windows will configure your settings

Once everything is setup it will take you to your desktop.

Congratulations! You have now successfully installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on your computer.

These links may also interest you:

  1. How to install Windows 8 on Mac OS X using VMware Fusion
  2. How to Install Windows 8 on VirtualBox
  3. How to Install Windows 8 from a USB drive
  4. How to dual boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 on one PC.
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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at


  1. Jaime Argenis Rodriguez

    hi, nice tutorial but,
    where i can get Windows 8?

  2. Phrozencrew2020

    Love this tutorial anyway I’ve done installing my Windows 8, but can you please add print button on this topic so that i can print this just the tutorial not the entire page. Thanks. That would be nice if you can add just a little print button.

  3. becksaston

    windows 8 is available from the link below:

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