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First of all, I'm not a windows fan. I just want to try windows 8. But I can't boot the usb after extracting the developer release with Unetbootin. The blogs mention a Windows 7 USB DVD tool which doesn't run with wine.

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It'll be a little slower installing, but I'm assuming you could always burn it to a DVD. The other thing you could try is VirtualBox, though I don't know how well it will work in there. –  zpletan Sep 25 '11 at 1:42
    
check this video out on how to install windows 8 in ubuntu via virtual box. youtube.com/watch?v=dB9jnkly4MU –  jart Sep 25 '11 at 3:04
    
I don't wanna try it in virtual box. –  avi Sep 25 '11 at 9:01
    
ok I'm sorry I just wanted to show you that it works well in a virtual box. That way if you can't install it in your computer you can try it in a virtual box. Just trying to help you so can have a glimpse of windows 8 firsthand. –  jart Sep 25 '11 at 23:28
    
I don't think Windows supports this method of installation –  Uri Herrera Sep 26 '11 at 1:49

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Crazy answer, Install VirtualBox, Install Win8 to VBox, Boot new VBox image, use the Windows7 USB DVD tool, and install to machine.

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I agree that he should seriously consider whether he really wants a full install on bare hardware. Thought people were confused by GNOME Shell and Unity? Even I think Metro UI would confuse me extremely, and being in development status Windows 8 isn't even anything close to stable right now. –  Christopher Kyle Horton Sep 28 '11 at 2:57
    
@vkcaspervk pretty good! btw I used the Windows7 USB DVD tool from my friend's windows 7 system =) And yes Windows 8 is a horror, but I wanted to show my friends how it looks. –  avi Sep 28 '11 at 10:40
    
@WarriorIng64 As I said above, I wanted to show off a triple boot ( win8, natty and oneiric ) –  avi Sep 28 '11 at 10:41

Simple, install and use WinUSB:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:colingille/freshlight
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winusb

It works with Windows 7/8.

Via Web Upd8

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