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Windows 7: Physical to Virtual (P2V)

This post will show the step by step process on how to create a Windows 7 system image of a physical machine and restore it in a virtual machine on a lab environment. I created an image backup of W7D430 (host name of my Windows 7 notebook) as I prepare to install Windows 8 Beta … Continue reading

Windows Server 8 Beta: Installing from VHD

This post will show you how to install Windows Server 8 Beta from a VHD download in a Windows Hyper-V environment. The latest beta release of Windows Server, Windows Server 8 Beta is available for download (in ISO and VHD formats) at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538 Component System Requirement 1. Processor Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64bit processor 2. Memory Minimum: 512 … Continue reading

Windows 8: Domain join

Here is how to manually add your Windows 8 to a domain. (also applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update) In your Windows 8 Start page, search for Control Panel and access System and Security\System. And just like earlier versions of Windows, in the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section, select Change settings. At the Computer Name/Domain Changes enter … Continue reading

Windows 8: Finalizing your settings

Here are several screen shots in applying the final settings to Windows 8 Consumer Preview during your installation. In the Personalize screen you you can select the background color of your choice and then giving your PC a name. When done selecting click Next to proceed to the Settings screen Select either Use express settings … Continue reading

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) Installation

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is available for download if you have an msdn subscription, look for Windows 8 Consumer Preview Assessment and Deployment Kit (x86 and x64) in the Subscriber Downloads section. To install the Windows ADK, your machine should be running one of the following operating systems: Windows® Developer Preview Windows® 7 Windows Vista® Windows® … Continue reading