[Guide] Installing Windows 8 Customer Preview on Oracle VirtualBox
As with any pre-release software, Microsoft cautions that users may encounter bugs and incompatibilities. Recommended specs, as provided by Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s President of Windows and Windows Live, are as follows:1 GHz or faster processor
1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driverThe Windows 8 Customer preview is currently available as a free download at preview.windows.comYou can test & get a view of Windows 8 customer preview on your machines by using Vmware Workstation 8. Below steps covers step by step process to successfully install the Windows 8 customer preview on Vmware workstation 8.
If you get error message like “Vmware Workstation 8 Windows Cannot Read the settings from the unattend answer file” then refer below guide to resolve it.. Just need to remove Floppy Drive from the Windows 8 Virtual machine settings.