Making a Windows 8 Slate

Back when Windows 8 was shown off at the Developers conference someone I work with mentioned it in a meeting, I went into depth about what I knew about it which somehow lead me into being the person spearheading a project of trying to get Apparatus to buy a Slate device we can install Windows 8 on. I went back and forth in some emails with our CTO a couple times about getting a device and keeping cost low. This ended up with us looking at the HP Slate 500 mostly. I noticed that the requirements document for Windows 8 was released and found out that the minimum resolution for a Windows 8 Slate would be 1366 x 768 looking at the technical details of the HP Slate 500 mentioned it’s max resolution of 1024×768.

Samsung Series 7 Slate Running Windows 8

How to Install Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit As A Virtual Machine

Tonight Windows 8 was released (LEGALLY) at least the Developer Preview edition was! You are able to get your own copy at I have an interest in programming but an even greater interest in learning some of the new administrative tools available and things I can dig into a bit more and learn about Windows 8. I decided I was going to install it as a Virtual Machine. When I mounted the ISO it crashes upon startup, so I knew there had to be a setting somewhere I could tweak and it would work… I was right. With VirtualBox all you need to do is enable IO APIC.

I plan to have a whole guide written on the installation of Windows 8 within the next day.

Update: How To Instructions