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Windows 8 Installation On Oracle Virtualbox

Want a peek into the wonderful world of Windows? Then do it safely, and access the Windows 8 Consumer Preview via the VirtualBox virtual machine. Windows 8 Consumer Preview gives users the opportunity firsthand to check out the new operating system and what can be expected from it. However, it's important to note that it's only a beta version which can not be uninstalled - so users, take heed.

This virtual machine does not require the creation of a partition or the need to free some space in their laptop; its easy setup allows users to conveniently browse the all new Metro style interface in any window on your desktop, reported Beta News.

In order to acquire VirtualBox, simply download and install a copy of the new Oracle VirtualBox's (but in case you already have it then make sure you update it to get the latest version). Next, download Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The version comes in both 32 bit and 64 bit editions, and dependent on the user's versions of Windows, click the relevant variant and voila! You now have Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You're welcome.

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