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Window 8 Window 8  Bootable DVD From ISO Image

For those who don’t have a USB flash drive or those who don’t have enough specs to install Windows 8 on VMware workstation can use this guide to burn a Windows 8 bootable DVD disk.

To burn Windows 8 ISO image on DVD disk, all you need is a 4.7 GB DVD-R and a 2.45 GB Windows 8 ISO image. Before proceeding, note that the current leaked build of Window 8 is still a beta and is based on Windows 7 kernel.

Windows 8 (Jaxov)


  • Windows 8 ISO (2.45 GB) « Download
  • One 4.7 GB or above DVD-R

Burn Window 8 DVD In Windows 7/Vista:

Insert a blank DVD in your DVD-RW drive. Right-click on the downloaded ISO image of Windows 8 and choose Burn disc image option.
Windows 8 (Burn Disk Image)
Now you will see Windows Disk Image Burner window. Select your DVD-RW drive from the disc burner drop-down menu and un-check Verify disk after burning (optional). Click on the Burn button and wait while Windows burn the ISO image on a DVD-R disk.
Windows Disc Image Burner

Burn Window 8 DVD In Windows XP:

Download ISO Recorder for Windows XP from here and install it. After installing ISO Recorder, right-click on Windows 8 ISO file and choose Copy image to CD option. Do not forget to put a blank DVD in your DVD-RW drive before using ISO Recorder.
Burn Windows 8 ISO in XP
Once you have a bootable Windows 8 DVD, reboot your computer and press the DEL key to enter into your BIOS. Choose CD/DVD disk drive as the first boot device and press ESC key to save changes.

Create Window 8 Bootable USB/DVD with Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool [How-To]

How to Install Windows 8 From USB Flash Drive?   

Last time we shared a superb guide on how you can install Windows 8 within Windows 7 using VMware workstation. This guide is for those who want to install Windows 8 as a standalone or dual-boot OS from a USB flash drive

To create a Windows 8 bootable USB pen-drive, all you need is a Windows 8 ISO image which you can download from different torrent websites. Before proceeding to the guide, keep in mind that the current leaked release of Windows 8 is in beta stage (Not even OEM), so you can experience some serious bugs and crashes which might lose you your important data.

Windows 8 (Jaxov)

Download Prerequisites:

Steps to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB Pen Drive:

  1. Plug your USB flash drive into your PC and format it in NTFS filesystem. To do that, go to My Computer, right-click on your USB disk drive under Devices with Removable Storage section and choose Format option from the context-menu.
  2. Format Windows 8 USB Flash Drive

  3. Choose NTFS from filesystem drop-down menu and hit the Start button.
  4. Formatting USB Flash Drive

  5. Mount Windows 8 ISO to any virtual drive.
  6. Mount Windows 8 ISO Image

  7. Press Ctrl+R to open Run window. Type CMD in the Open field and hit the Enter key.
  8. Windows Run CMD

  9. Navigate to the location where you have exacted and use the following command:
  10. Mbrwiz /list

    Windows 8 USB Mbrwiz List Commond

  11. As you can see my USB is labeled as Disk: 2 in the above screenshot, so i will be using disk 2 as my active partition to make my USB bootable. Use the following command on command prompt where X is your USB disk label.
  12. Mbrwiz /disk=X /Active

    Activate USB Flash Drive Partition

  13. Open another command prompt window by repeating step 4. You can see from the screenshot after step 3 that i have mounted Windows 8 ISO image in F: drive. Now use the following commands where X is your Windows 8 ISO mounted drive and Y is your USB flash drive.
  14. K:

    CD boot

    bootsect /nt60 Y: /mbr

    Update NTFS Filesystem Bootcode

  15. Copy all files from your Windows 8 ISO image to your USB flash drive.
  16. Once done, reboot your computer and press DEL key to enter BIOS. Set USB drive as the first boot drive and exit BIOS by saving changes.
  17. If you followed the above steps properly, Windows 8 installation should start from your USB flash drive.

Create Window 8 Bootable USB/DVD with Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool [How-To]

Windows 8 on VMware Virtual Machine

Most of you already know that an early build  of Windows 8 was leaked last week which was later declared as a legitimate build by many reliable sources. 

Last night my download of Windows 8 got complete and here is my how-to guide on installing Windows 8 on VMware virtual machine. Before starting, note that this is still a beta release of Windows 8 which is based on Windows 7 kernel, so do not use this as your primary OS otherwise you might lose your precious work due to unexpected bugs and crashes.

Windows 8 (Jaxov)

Minimum Recommended Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) 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)

Steps to Install Microsoft Windows 8 on VMware Virtual Machine:

  1. Download leaked build of Windows 8 from here. Once downloaded, you should have an ISO file with name:
  2. 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso

  3. Download VMware Player or VMware Workstation for your PC. You can install VMware on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. If your PC’s specs are equal or close to the above minimum requirements, you should download VMware Player.
  4. Once you have downloaded and installed VMware on your PC, launch VMware program and navigate to File » New » Virtual Machine option.

    VMware Workstation (New Virtual Machine) 
  1. Choose Typical (Recommended) configuration and click on the Next button.
  2. VMware Workstation (Typical)

  3. Choose Installer disk image file (iso) and click on the Browse button. Select Windows 8 ISO file which you downloaded in step 1. Click on the Next button to continue.
  4. VMware Workstation (Installer Image)

  5. Select Microsoft Windows as the guest operating system and choose Windows 7 from the version menu.
  6. VMware Workstation (Select OS)

  7. Leave the Windows product key field blank unless you have one :P Enter your full name and password. Once done, click on the Next button.
  8. VMware Workstation (Install Information)

  9. As soon as you will click on the Next button, you will see VMware warning for installing Windows without a valid product key. Choose Yes to continue to next step.
  10. VMware Workstation (Windows Key)

  11. Set virtual machine name as Windows 8 and click on Next button.
  12. VMware Workstation (VM Name)

  13. Choose your maximum disk-size you want to assign to Windows 8 installation. I will choose 20 GB but you can choose any size upto 40 GB (Recommended)
  14. VMware Workstation (Disk Capacity)

  15. Now VMware will show you the summary of virtual machine settings. Click on Finish button to create Windows 8 virtual machine.
  16. VMware Workstation (Windows 8 VM Machine)

  17. As soon as you will hit the Finish button, VMware will create and power ON your Windows 8 virtual machine.
  18. Windows 8 on VMware

  19. Now simply follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 8 on your virtual machine.
  20. Windows 8 on VMware

  21. During installation, your Windows 8 virtual machine might restart automatically.
  22. Windows 8 on VMware

  23. Once installed, its time to explore the new OS :)

Install Windows 8 From USB Flash Drive [How-To Guide]
Create Window 8 Bootable DVD From ISO Image [How-To Guide]

    Windows 8 Build 7850 Milestone M1 Download
    Yep, you read the title right! Windows 8 Build 7850 (M1 Final) has been leaked and is now available for download from different torrent websites. The leak was first posted on BetaArchive private FTP site and it has been confirmed by several reputable sources that this is a legitimate build of Windows 8 which was compiled on 22nd September 2010.

    Windows 8 Leaked
    The Build number of the leaked 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso is 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 and it is the final M1 and the last 6.1 build.

    The first beta of Windows 8 is expected to drop this fall while the OEM availability is expected in the end of 2012.

    Download Windows 8 Build 7850 Milestone 1
    File Name: 6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso
    File Size: 2.45 GB (2,637,101,056 bytes)
    MD5: EA2DCFADA6BBA517A0A0649D15E1EB3D

    Install Windows 8 (7850 M1) on VMware Virtual Machine [How-To Guide]
    Install Windows 8 (7850 M1) From USB Flash Drive [How-To Guide]
    Create Window 8 Bootable DVD From ISO Image [How-To Guide]

    Microsoft says,Windows 8 Microsoft integrate into  Xbox Live

    It appears as though Microsoft has revealed that their popular Xbox Live service will be built into “the PC” – something that indicates it could very well be a part of Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows 8. Mike Delman, VP of global marketing at Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business group, was interviewed by The Seattle Times (via WinRumors) at E3 and had this to say:

    Live has been successful on the Windows Phone. Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment. We were talking about it — you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices.

    When asked directly how the Live service would be part of Windows 8, Delman mentioned how Microsoft wants users to be able to use the service seamlessly between devices, indicating the possibility of a familiar Xbox Live interface in Windows 8 as well as Windows Phone 7. He also mentioned how Xbox Live will be the “passive media service across devices.”
    With Windows 8 going the way of the Metro Design Language as first seen in Windows Phone 7, and the Xbox 360 following suit, it is not surprising to see that Microsoft wants to integrate their popular media/gaming service into their next operating system. They have already integrated it into their latest phone OS, so the PC market is next on the list.

    Windows 8 Build 7989

    Earlier today, two new screenshots were leaked to the internet showcasing Windows 8 Build 7989.

    We saw a new wallpaper and a new boot-up screen that indicated a leak of build 7989 was eminent. The wait is finally over as Build 7989 has leaked to the internet.

    The build string is: 7989.0.amd64fre.winmain.110421-1825 and is a Milestone 3 build. This build was compiled on April 21st. You can find it on the usual torrent sites and various other FTP file sharing sites.
    It has been pretty quiet on the Windows 8 leak front since the last leak of build 7959 over a month ago. In this new build, we get to see a new wallpaper. We also get to see the return of the “Betta fish.” For those wondering what the heck that is, the company introduced the fish in Windows 7 beta. The fish is a placeholder mascot for Microsoft’s beta phase so it is no surprise that Microsoft is using it in Windows 8, as beta 1 approaches. We expect to see the first beta during this years BUILD developers conference in September, or hopefully sooner.

    It is unclear whether or not the new Start Screen is available in this build or any of the cool new features we learned about over the past month since the last leak, as we expect those who get their hands on this build to play around and discover the operating system’s hidden features.

    As we have seen from multiple screenshots and the Windows 8 introduction at the Computex and D9 conferences, the Windows 8 user interface is heavily influenced by Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI. In fact, we are also expecting to see Xbox Live integration in Windows 8.

    Windows 8: Build 8047

    As Microsoft continues to keep quiet, we learn more and more about the company’s next operating system via leaked information and screenshots. We talked about Windows 8 Build 8042 last week. Let’s see what the latest build is now and go over an interesting idea for Windows 8′s installation process.

    The latest internal build as of this post is 8047.0.110714-1905. This is a Milestone 3 build and was compiled on July 14th.

    We all know that in this day and age, many consumers don’t care for a nicely packaged software box containing a CD/DVD. Instead, people want to download their software quickly and easily from an app store. Here is what I propose; available from an ‘App store’ would be the Windows Setup executable that simply validates the install location, key, and finally streams the setup files directly from a web service. Finally, why stop there, it should allow users to save the downloaded files for offline installation, or creating their own install media.

    When you think about it, being able to download and install Windows 8 directly from the web is the most logical idea. It allows for more control by the user and an easier and cheaper distribution method. Plus, the consumer’s license won’t be tied to a volatile and the prone-to-error DVD media. Instead, just fire up the web installer for the latest most up to date bits. The desktop PC is over 30 years old; this seems like a basic function for the era of the online operating system.

    Microsoft, go ahead and take note. Linux already does this. Even OSX Lion’s update is web-based only. It’s time Windows entered the modern era and have a web-based installer as an option for those who desire it. It only makes sense.

    We already know that Windows 8 will feature a new user interface for tablet devices. This has been coming along nicely. As different branches with different feature sets are being worked on, the updated code will eventually be merged into one winmain build.

    We are still expecting a public beta to be released during the BUILD developer conference, which takes place September 13th to 16th.

    As a reminder, 8047 is an internal build. It has not leaked. If you happen to see 8047 or even 8042 on torrents or “private ftps”, dont waste your time. You are most likely downloading a malicious file. The latest leaked build as of this post is still 7989.

    To catch up on all Windows 8 news, you can follow us on our Windows 8 page.

    Microsoft say, Windows 8  Build conference sold out

    Microsoft, which recently re-branded its annual developers conference to match the company’s new focus towards a “new generation of modern hardware and software development,” has apparently sold out that conference. The Build developer conference, which takes place in one month, is expected to showcase Windows 8.

    According to the Build website, online registration has sold out. This is somewhat surprising, as Mary Jo Foley reports that many developers had a hard time convincing their bosses to let them attend this event, due to Microsoft keeping tight-lipped about the event and not really offering too much detail about what will take place.

    Microsoft describes its event as: “Hear how the (Windows) UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors. Go behind the scenes and learn all about the new app model that allows you to create powerful new apps. All while retaining the ability to use your existing apps. Web-connected and web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript have access to the power of the PC. Touch-optimized browsing, with the full power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10 transforms your experiences with the web. BUILD is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows.”
    We are expecting to see the first public beta build of Windows 8 during the Build conference.
    BUILD takes place Tuesday September 13 to 16 in Anaheim, California.

    Visit the website:

    Windows 8: Build 8063

    With Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference rapidly approaching, Microsoft has been making progress on Windows 8 to ensure the public build it plans on showcasing is something worth talking about. Lets see what the internal build number is as of this post and talk a little bit about the upcoming Build conference.

    The latest internal compiled build as of this post is 8063.0.110804-1922. This is a Milestone 3 build and was compiled on August 4th. With work being done on a constant basis, Microsoft is looking forward to ensuring the PDC/Build Developer Conference build of Windows 8 is something worth talking about.

    Microsoft’s Build developer conference, which was a re-brand of the annual PDC event, has sold out recently, which is not surprising. Microsoft re-branded the conference to match the company’s new focus towards a “new generation of modern hardware and software development.” The Build developer conference, which takes place Tuesday September 13 to 16 in Anaheim, California, is expected to showcase first public build of Windows 8. It is still unknown if the build will be a Beta or a Community Tech Preview (CTP).

    Tammi Reller, Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer for the Windows/Windows Live Division, had mentioned a while back that the Build conference will be a big deal in the feature demonstration of Windows 8.

    “Build is a new event that will show modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the future of Windows. It is the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows. Hardware partners and developers who attend Build will be able to work hands-on with Windows 8 touch-centric user interface and learn how to create apps that leverage the power and the flexibility of Windows. We also welcome corporate developers to Build to really begin to learn, to plan for how they will build Web-connected and Web-powered apps for their enterprise,” Reller stated.

    In case you missed it, a few weeks ago we talked about build 8047 and about a suggestion for Microsoft to enter the modern era and have a web-based installer for Windows 8 as an option for those who desire it.
    Also as a reminder, the latest leaked build of Windows 8 is still 7989. If you see any build greater than 7989 out there, it is a fake and likely a malicious file.

    Anyone excited about the Build Developers Conference? It’s right around the corner! If you are unable to attend, Microsoft will make available the keynotes online. Build begins on September 13th.

    Copy/paste UI

    Recently, Microsoft released a new BUILD video on USB 3.0 support which showed us how fast the new USB devices can really be. Today, the company have released another BUILD video, this time demoing the new copy and paste user interface that is currently in the works on Windows 8.

    In Windows 7, copying and pasting can be a rather painful process, with the operating system bringing up many progress boxes, it can make a rather un-friendly user experience. Now in Windows 8, rather than having many different progress boxes, they have all been combined into one user-friendly Window.

    While making the UI as friendly as possible for users, Microsoft have also been hard at work on making it as fast as possible, the company just recently demoed the new USB 3.0 support in the operating system which improves copy and paste speeds by 10 times. Now in Windows 8, you can pause and stop certain copy/paste processes without the need to cancel them altogether.

    Microsoft is also making improvements to file conflicts (files with the same name) in Windows 8, now you can individually select which files you want to keep and replace within the same window, which is a big improvement to what Windows 7 currently offers.

    Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 8, with rumours of a public beta to be available at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, it doesn’t look like it’ll be long before users get their hands on what Microsoft have been busy with. At this time, Microsoft have been focusing on speed, they want Windows 8 to be the fastest operating system that the company have ever released.

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