It would seem a fairly obvious choice to try out the new, exciting Windows 8 in a virtual environment.
Apparently virtualizing the Windows 8 Developer Preview isn’t so easy, however – at least it doesn’t seem work in Virtual PC 2007 and VMware Player 3.0.1, but quickly stops with this message:
I’m currently trying with VirtualBox, and at least it’s now brought me to the “Installing Windows” screen – I’ll report back if that works any better. Currently it’s been “pining for the fiords” or whatever for a good while:
Update. I think it was disk formatting that took a while, but here is Windows 8 Developer Preview 32bit in all its glory running in VirtualBox :
I only just got it running, so no testing so far. It seems that VirtualBox is the way to go for the time being.