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Hi, my name is Marco. Working as a Senior Software Architect at Philips. This blog is statically generated using Next.js.

I wrote my first blog March 2011. Mostly I'm writing on software development. In total I wrote 71 articles in 7 categories. Use search below to filter by title or click a category or tag to filter by tag or category.

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Install Windows 8 Consumer preview on vhd

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In a previous blog post I explained to you how to install Windows 8 developer preview on vhd, so you can boot from your vhd. Since there have changed a few small things I just add an updated manual below. The installation will take about 30 minutes. Step 0 Make sure you have at least 40Gb of free disk space for your vhd. Make sure you're running Windows 7. Step 1 Download the Windows 8 consumer preview. Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool to make yourself a bootable usb stick. Use the tool…

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Install and boot Windows 8 from vhd

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In a previous blog post I explained to you how to install Windows 8 in a virtual machine in VirtualBox. In VirtualBox I used 1GB of memory and 2 of my cores and it performed quite good. However in the metro interface I had some issues with my mouse (scrolling, delays etc.) So yesterday I decided to install Windows 8 on a vhd and boot directly from it. To do so I followed Scott Hanselman's blog post. Below I placed a shorter summary for you guys: Step 0 Make sure you have at least 40GB of free…