[Tutorial] How To Make A Bootable USB/DVD To Dual-Boot Windows 8 Release Preview

Have you ever wanted to try the ‘now-so popular’ Windows 8 yourself? I’m sure you have.Anyone can read up on it or maybe watch a YouTube video or two to catch up on where Windows 8 stands currently but using it first hand is a totally different experience.There are loads of ways you can try it out but the most popular and most easiest methods include a) Running  it in a virtual machine or b) Running it natively alongside your preferred OS (Windows 7/Ubuntu/OS X etc).This specific post is gonna deal with running it natively ’cause it’s a little more stable as compared to running it in a virtual machine.Although,if you wanna save time and run it in a virtual machine,go ahead and follow this post.

Materials required :

1) A 4GB or higher USB or a blank DVD

2) Windows 8 .iso image 

3) Windows 8 USB/DVD tool

Procedure :

Step1 : Install the Windows 8 USB/DVD tool and then run it as admin.

Step2 : Plug in your USB or put your DVD inside.

Step3 : Select your .iso image with the tool and then select USB or DVD depending on what yo’re making.

Step4 : Then,just let the tool do it’s job (It may take some time depeneding on your Writing capabilities).

Step5 : Once the tool prompts you ‘Backup complete’,you’re all set.Just restart your computer and boot from the DVD/USB you made.

Video Tutorial 

That’s it folks! Enjoy your metro-style apps on Windows 8 and  make sure you comment below if you have any queries.

[Tutorial] How to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 [Noob Guide]

So,I just Successfully Dual-Booted my Windows 7 machine with the Windows 8 Dev.Preview and it runs flawlessly.For people who want to run it Virtually Visit this page 8~)

Now Running Windows 8 as a separate system is really simple [Thanks to Microsoft] and I mean REALLY Easy [My 8 year old brother could do it.]

So here Goes —–>>>

Things required before hand

1) Windows 8 Developer Preview Image,Download it Here [Also See the Minimum Requirements]

2) A Software that can make a Bootable DVD.We Recommend this or use this Post if you want to do it with a USB.

3) A Working Windows 7 machine with at least 12 Gigs for free space.


1)Burn the Dvd/Usb and it should be bootable

2)*MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP IMPORTANT FILES ON YOUR WINDOWS  INCASE YOU MESS UP* Now Shutdown the computer and insert the DVD/USB and Boot from it via your Boot Menu [If you have any doubts about that just write to me at ratik96@me.com]

3)Once booted,You’ll see something like this

Bad Quality.I know

4) Let it do its thing until you reach here

5) Fill in the details and Press Next.

6)Now you’ll arrive here,just Tick the box and press next.

7)Select Advance tab when prompted and You’ll arrive at the partition table.Partiton if you want to or simply select the partition you want to use.

8)Now Give the Install process some time.

Almost Done.

9)Once that’s done,your Computer will restart.

10) After the Restart,you’ll see some Instructions like Preparing,Starting etc.

11)After that,It will restart again. (It can get a bit annoying now..)

12)And NOW,Once you restart AGAIN  ; You see the Bootloader =D

13) Select Windows 8 Developer Preview.

14)It’ll say Preparing then setting up devices etc…

15)After all that you will see the Computer Preferences,make your users and other Personal stuff which we wont be covering.

16) The once you complete the whole process,The ALL NEW Metro UI Start menu will pop up =D