Before we start - you know when you were a kid and you wanted to be a If you always wanted to be magician and do cool stuff to impress people but was too lazy to learn magic tricks? (Maybe I wanted to)
Now as an adult, I think powershell can have that effect, and for us IT administrators who think that Windows 8 is too flashy, well... There are alot of awesome cmdlets out there in Windows 8 (and Server 2012) and I mean this in a really good and comforting way.
So off we go!
Get your Windows 8 RTM 90 day trial
Scroll down on the page and sign in with your Windows Live ID
Download a Powershell install-windowsimage.ps1 script
To apply the installation files from the Windows 8 RTM ISO
And since you'll be doing this from a Windows 7 client you'll be needing an ISO application such as PowerIso or other (But hey, in Windows 8 there's already built-in support for that)
1. Run cmd as administrator and enter the following
3. Run Powershell as Administrator and run the following command:Set-ExecutionPolicy Remotesigned (and answer Y)
4. In Powershell navigate to the directory where your install-windowsimage.ps1 file is located by using cd or other commands and run the following command from powershell
.\Install-WindowsImage.ps1 –WIM F:\Sources\Install.wim –Apply –Index 1 –Destination B:\
(Where F is the drive letter of the mounted ISO and M:\ is the destination of my mounted VHD)
5. When the install.wim is applied and ready you run the following command from an elevated cmd
Now restart your maskin, log on to your Windows 8 machine and... Why not run Hyper-V in Windows 8?