Get Ready for HTML5 Windows 8 Camp and Hakathon
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Get started with Windows 8 development. This is the instruction for your machine and hands on labs setup.
Instruction for Machine Setup:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Window 8 RTM
Go to “Download Windows 8 RTM” session
“MSDN Subscriber Downloads” if you have MSDN subscription
“Evaluation Center” for a trial version
Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8
Go to “Download the tools and SDK” session
Click “Download now” button
Install Windows 8 RTM
Choose one of the options below that will work the best for you
Note: Use the downloaded above instead of any of other Windows 8 preview versions mentioned in the instruction below Windows 8 RTM
Option 1: Install Windows 8 From USB Use this option, if you want to do a clean install
Options 2: Install Windows 8 from VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) Use this option, if you want to install Windows 8 from VHD with Windows 7 already installed
Option 3: Install Windows 8 in a Virtual Box Use this option, if you don’t want to change anything in your current environment. Make sure your machine has the system requirements specified at the beginning to install a Virtual Box and put Windows 8 RTM into it.
Option 4: Install Windows 8 on Mac You can use both Option 3 and Option 4 if you are using a Mac.
Install Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8
After you have installed Windows 8 RTM on your machine, install Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8
Instruction for Hands On Lab
Preparation for Hackathon
Think about what you want to develop and collect all the resources you may need if you plan to start from scratch.
Bring your favorite HTML5/Web application and transform it into a Windows 8 application.