Windows Developer Preview is available for download and everyone wants to taste the flavour of this OS. Most of the users wants to install developer preview in a Virtual Environments instead of giving a fresh installation on a separate dedicated partition. We will some FAQs regarding Virtual Machine and its environment respect to Windows Developer Preview:
Virtual machine products allow you to run a guest OS on top of an existing host OS that runs natively on the physical machine. As many of you know, virtualization is a popular way to try out new operating system products since you don’t have to dedicate a physical machine, add a spare disk, or repartition. To run the Windows 8 Developer Preview as a guest OS, you need a virtualization product that supports it.
There are so many manufacturers of Virtual Machine and they may or may not be compatible with Windows Developer Preview so here is a outcome result of assessment so far done for the functionality test over Developer Preview:
- Hyper-V in Windows 8 Developer Preview
- Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 R2
- VMware Workstation 8.0 for Windows
- VirtualBox 4.1.2 for Windows
- Microsoft Virtual PC (all versions)
- Microsoft Virtual Server (all versions)
- Windows 7 XP Mode
- VMWare Workstation 7.x or older
Soon all Virtual machine will be update so as to work on Windows Developer Preview and for the coming one also.