On this page we will be discussing the Windows 9 Technical Preview installation process.
First of all, we have to recommend that if and when you do install the Windows 9 Technical Preview, you get it from a credible download page.
There will be temptation to go for the shortcut and download Windows 9 Technical Preview torrents.
DONT DO IT.
OK on to the installation process.
Installing Windows 9
The Windows 9 Technical Preview will probably be released as a .iso file between 3 and 6 gigabytes large.
The safest way to install the Windows 9 Technical Preview for testing is to install it as a (virtual machine) VM. Installing the software as a VM will give it limited access to your system and allow you upgrade to the next Windows 9 Preview safely and efficiently.
What is a VM (Virtual Machine)?
Techtarget have a great definition for it.
A virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a computing environment in which an operating system (OS ) or program can be installed and run.
The virtual machine typically emulates a physical computing environment, but requests for CPU , memory, hard disk , network and other hardware resources are managed by a virtualization layer which translates these requests to the underlying physical hardware.
Basically a VM allows you to install several Operating Systems on your Mac or PC but have them run virtually. That way you can create them, delete them, upgrade them easily without affecting your main PC.
On this page we will discuss the following:
- Installing the Windows 9 Technical Preview ISO from a VM
- Installing the Windows 9 Technical Preview ISO from an executable