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Installing Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Evaluation

You need to register and all that. But there is no need for a PRODUCT KEY for this software.


In the previous post you saw how you can create a drive partition in your lap top running windows 7 Home Premium. If you have follow this link.

In this post you will review installing the evaluation edition of Windows 8 RTM

Go to this link for downloading both x32 and x64 bit versions. Complete the online form on this link that gets displayed here.

You need to register and all that. There is no need for a PRODUCT KEY for this software.



After downloading the file shows up in your CD burner software as shown here:



After inserting a blank disc (I used a 4.7GB RWR) in your CD drive, click OK.

Now you have the disc with the files shown here:


Now double click the setup file  in the above. The Windows 8 installation activities start.


First there is a lot of time taken up in copying temporary files. This is then followed by installation. You need to be connected to the internet as there may be some new updates. If you bear with this and hang on you will come to a screen which says that your Windows 7 Home Premium cannot be upgraded but you have a Custom Install option. You hit that button which then comes to the screen (taken with a camera) where you will be asked to choose a drive to install as shown here:


The program will be installed to the Windows 8 partition created in the previous post.


When the installation is completed (the computer is booted couple of times) the following screen shows up where you can choose the operating system you want to work with. If you choose Windows 8 the computer starts and boots to Windows 8 operating system. You personalize your computer by choosing a color scheme and a name for your PC.


Next you will configure your Wireless access to Internet. You better have your encrypted password to access the internet via your Wi-Fi router. After which you will be asked whether you want a Custom Settings or an Express settings. I chose the Express settings option.
The Windows 8 user interface is quite different from the previous versions and Microsoft hints you here to move your mouse to the any corner of your display to see some navigation menu as shown here.

The screen display goes through a spectrum of colours. During this phase the APPS are installed.


























When this is completed you will see your display as shown with all the apps. These are the APPS that are created during the installation. You will be automatically authenticated to the registration address you provided at the time of registration. My access to Windows 8 is via my Live ID.



You have successfully installed Windows 8.

  • To see the navigation menu you need to move your mouse to a corner.
  • To shut down the computer you need to access the Settings (by moving to the corner of the display with your mouse (What’s wrong with a right click and a contextual menu? I Ask). From settings you need to access Power and then shut down or restart.

Looks like tapping (Gesturing) the touch pad seems to work. This computer does not have a touch screen, more about it in my future post).

Mahalo,

Jayaram

p.s: Camera pics are not in focus, too many cups of coffee.

Note added after the post:

I regret I did not check immediately after the installation, but my Windows 7 clock has been adjusted to   Pacific time. I am not sure if I am the only one. I have not altered the computer in any other way.


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More Stories By Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.

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