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Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

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Old 18-10-2011
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Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?
  

I have a laptop currently running Windows 7 SP1. I'm desperate to try out windows 8 on this laptop system. I know that this is an latest OS but I want to install an windows 8 developer preview onto it. I think there is an process available to do the upgrade windows 7 to windows developer preview 8. Then please help me to do this task in proper manner. Any guidance will be appreciating.

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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

Windows Developer Preview launches a fresh development platform for making Metro style apps. This awareness facilitate you quickly prototype, process, and sell your apps using the Windows Store. There are few System Requirements necessary to upgrade your system to the Windows 8 Developer Preview. This system requirement is as follows:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) compatible
  • RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Hard disk: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics driver: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • Touch screen that that supports multi-touch
Then if your system has been provide such type of hardware configuration then only you need to try this upgrade process on your system otherwise it gives compatibility problem.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

You may be competent to install Windows 8 directly into VHD and there is also possibility that have a dual boot system onto it. This happens without doing any physical partitions onto the hard disk. Using VHD you can able to do this upgrade process onto your existing system.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

You will be required to do a clean install. There will be no upgrade option when the beta, RC or RTM is released. In short this is just an trial versions and there is not any fixed way that works to use this windows 8 completely works on all the time. Then try to do this installation task on your system if you think that this completely undeveloped windows 8 onto this system. Because of there will be so many features and functionality missing onto this software version.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

Okay in that case there will be necessary to work with Windows 7 and wait some time for the Windows 8 Final Release. This final release of the windows 8 will be provide all the necessary features onto your compatible system and there is not any fixed short time period for this OS.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

No this is not true things. You need to follow the below process to do this upgrade task on your compatible system.
  1. You will require producing a bootable USB or DVD of the Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO.
  2. Then open the Windows 8 Developer Preview USB thumb drive or DVD, run the setup.exe file on your windows 7. This time, you need to close the other windows explore window.
  3. Choose Go online to install updates now option, and hit on Next button.
  4. After finished checking your PC process, tick I agree to the license agreement box, and select Accept button.
  5. Select proper choice that will be given by what would you like to keep? In that case, you can choose ?User accounts, personal files and program that work automatically? choice.
  6. Windows 8 will now check for compatibility issues after this task.
  7. Finally select on the Install button.
  8. Windows 8 Developer Preview will now start to install. After completing it to 100% you need to restart the system.
  9. When completed, pick to Use express settings or Customize. Then select Skip.
  10. Then preparation process starts. After finishing this process you got an congratulation message that shows number of icons on Start menu.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

You can do this task in simple way by downloading the setup.exe file on your system. Then run this file and follow the required process onto this system. This will be work to do such installation task on your system. You can found such setup.exe file onto the third party site as well as official site of the Microsoft.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

That is a pretty straight forward setup. But there is stuff on W - probably from the failed installation attempts. The best way to do this task is to be an clean installation process. There will be recently new installation DVD of the windows 8 has been launched onto the market. You need to buy any compatible disk and then apply it onto your system. This is the proper installation process that works to do this installation process.
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Re: Is it possible to upgrade the windows 7 to windows developer preview 8?

You need a 64-bit CPU with hardware virtualization support enabled in your BIOS if motherboard helps to do it. Download either the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file version on your system and run it to perform this installation task. Run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, and click on the Browse button. This will be work to perform such upgrade task on your previous windows 7 system.
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