Being demoed at Microsoft's Build conference this week, the Developer Preview is a prebeta version showing off the operating system at its current stage. Though technically designed for developers, no registration is required, so anyone can download and install it.
Today Microsoft has announced that starting tonight, users will be able to download the official developers preview right from Microsoft. The downloads will all kick off live tonight at 8:00 PM PDT and will come in both 32bit(x86) 64 bit(x64) versions without developer tools and also a 64bit version with developer tools. Being able to get access to versions both with and without developer tools is much appreciated and I'm sure many will be happy to hear that.
i am successfully able to install it from full package. I just did this, Just double click on full package file then click on accept then click on connect to windows update then you have to wait for at least 5 minutes, It will check from the serve for the package is valid or not. Just wait for 5 minutes an it will install like charm.
Tahnx very much. I Done it. But I hve to do it every time @ using or installing windows app or software. But not need to download every time. It does itself apply changes in 30-45 second.
1.Step one, go and download tool. 2.Download a copy windows 8 ISO version 3.Use power ISO to mount your Windows 8 ISO as a DVD. 4.Download the full package for .Net Framework 3.5 from Internet =25150 5.Follow instruction on -net-framework-3-5-1-on-windows-8-developer-preview-to-run-applications.html (Using the Offline method)
Have you created folder for net35 as mentioned above? make sure drive letter of dvd drive you entered also right, i request you to try all three methods. 1.Ran a .Net 3.5 dependent program and try to let it enable feature through windows update 2. enable feature in control panel 3. last resort is offline method.
Now go to Storage from the left sidebar and click Empty under IDE Controller. Click the CD icon next to CD/DVD Drive selection box and click Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file. Now navigate to the Windows 8 developer build ISO file that you downloaded and select it. When done, click OK.
Rick: Use the Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop adapter in Network settings for the VM. Windows 8 M3 will auto-detect and configure it. See my blog post about the same topic: -windows-8-developer-preview-in-virtual-box/.
At the Build Conference in April 2014, Microsoft's Terry Myerson unveiled an updated version of Windows 8.1 (build 9697) that added the ability to run Windows Store apps inside desktop windows and a more traditional Start menu in place of the Start screen seen in Windows 8. The new Start menu takes after Windows 7's design by using only a portion of the screen and including a Windows 7-style application listing in the first column. The second column displays Windows 8-style app tiles. Myerson said that these changes would occur in a future update, but did not elaborate. Microsoft also unveiled the concept of a "universal Windows app", allowing Windows Store apps created for Windows 8.1 to be ported to Windows Phone 8.1 and Xbox One while sharing a common codebase, with an interface designed for different device form factors, and allowing user data and licenses for an app to be shared between multiple platforms. Windows Phone 8.1 would share nearly 90% of the common Windows Runtime APIs with Windows 8.1 on PCs.
A new iteration of the Start menu is used on the Windows 10 desktop, with a list of places and other options on the left side, and tiles representing applications on the right. The menu can be resized, and expanded into a full-screen display, which is the default option in Tablet mode. A new virtual desktop system was added by a feature known as Task View, which displays all open windows and allows users to switch between them, or switch between multiple workspaces. Universal apps, which previously could be used only in full screen mode, can now be used in self-contained windows similarly to other programs. Program windows can now be snapped to quadrants of the screen by dragging them to the corner. When a window is snapped to one side of the screen, Task View appears and the user is prompted to choose a second window to fill the unused side of the screen (called "Snap Assist"). The Windows system icons were also changed.
At first, user has to download ISO image file of Windows 8 beta version (consumer preview or developer preview ) directly from Microsoft download link or below given download link in his computer in any drive. Now burn ISO image files through computer burning software (Nero, Power ISO, Windows Disc Image Burner etc) to create bootable DVD setup disc of windows 8 preview version.User can also create setup of Windows 8 versions in bootable USB pen drive.Download windows 8 beta version ISO images files
Any way this is only developer preview not retail version, so install on Oracle VirtualBox and try the features virtually. To download Windows 8 Developer Preview Click HERE. Here i used 32 bit of Windows 8 Developer preview. 2b1af7f3a8