Installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview Step by Step

Now that I have downloaded the ISO for Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I started to install it on a Acer Iconia Tab W500 and the installation went smoothly. Performance wise this is great, all the apps are working (some new apps comparatively to the developer preview), touch is awesome so smooth and similar to Windows Phone 7.5 touch experience. No drivers were needed at all.

The following are the steps

1

I booted from a USB drive

2

Select the necessary options and click Next

3

Click Install Now

4

Installation Setup is Starting

5

Product Key to be entered (which is DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J)

6

Accept the Licensing terms

7

select the type of installation (Custom to do a fresh installation)

8

Create, Select and Format the partition and click Next

9-a

Installation Starts and Setup Restarts

10

New – Set the Background color using the slider

Give your computer a name and click Next

11

I selected the Express Settings

12

You can either use a Live account (.NET passport) or click next to create a local account

13

Click on Local Account (this is to create the local account)

14

Fill the details

15

Setup is Finalizing your settings

16

Automatically logs in after you enter the password

17

Installation Done

Now its all about Customizing, said that I miss the Start Button!!

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