Can I simulate Windows 8 on an older Windows computer?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani October 28, 2012

Are there services to run a Windows 8 simulator within older versions of Windows computer? Please note that I have asked about simulation not trial copy. Can you recommend any services if available

  1. josemon maliakal
    November 4, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I have stimulated using virtualbox..but it seems very slow

  2. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Just using a VM would be so much easier

  3. Reý Aetar
    October 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    you can use a transformation pack

  4. Douglas Mutay
    October 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Try to use a virtualization software to run the OS virtually but keeping in mind that these software might need more memory ressources than what you can supply to run them.

  5. Patrick Jackson
    October 29, 2012 at 10:24 am

    If you mean simulation like that of Android using its SDK, then sorry, it is not possible at the moment. However, you can use Virtual Box or any other virtualization software to run the OS virtually. Keep note that you have enough computing power in your system!

    Hoping this helps! :)

  6. Jim Chambers
    October 28, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Get this and see if your older computer will run windows 8.

  7. Erlis D.
    October 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I think better would be a virtual machine! You can use virtualbox, or vmware workstation(the one I prefer, but it's not a free software).

  8. Alex Perkins
    October 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm
  9. Igor Rizvi?
    October 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

    You can try trough virtualbox,or just make a dual boot with win8 costumer preview

  10. ha14
    October 28, 2012 at 9:24 am
    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      October 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

      I don't know something like this exists. Is this legal?
      Anyway, it's interesting.

      • ha14
        October 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm

        well it is on softpedia also
        This software is not based on real windows 8 OS. Therefore, you can't install applications and some application is not like windows 8 applications.
        You will be able to run Windows 8 Simulator as a Windows application that will allow you to test and feel the upcoming Windows 8.

  11. Shankar C
    October 28, 2012 at 7:26 am

    use microsoft virtual pc

  12. Adrian Rea
    October 28, 2012 at 4:09 am

    your question is a little ambiguous, if you wish to run win8 within older Windows then virttualbox and the like would be fine. But what I think you are asking is how can you make Win7 look like Win8. I cannot take credit for the following as it was in WebUser 4th Oct.
    Install and launch Rainmeter( Then download and install Omnimo( Then using panels as the theme you can make it look much more like Win8. There is a detailed explanation including other gadgets to improve likeness to the new OS but I need to know if thats what you were asking.

  13. Jeremiah Iliffe
    October 28, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Try using virtualbox which is free software for emulating other operating systems in a virtual machine.

  14. Anonymous
    October 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Why a simulator? Why not run the real deal inside a virtual machine?

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