Step by step: How to safely test-drive Win8
By Fred Langa
Using safe, free virtual PC software, you can set up and run the Windows 8 Consumer Preview inside your current PC without affecting your other programs or your installed version of Windows.
This method lets you test-drive Windows 8 without having to make potentially risky changes to your current setup. There's no need for dual-booting, special partitions, and so on.
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