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This blog post explains how to use the diskpart utility on the Windows 7 install DVD/USB to create a virtual drive you can mount and install Windows onto.

At next startup, you’ll see Windows 7 in the boot menu!

Is this still possible with the Windows 8 dev preview DVD? Can I do this without burning the image to a DVD using virtualization? How do I extract the virtual disk image with Windows 8 from the virtual disk image used to virtualize? If I need to hand edit my bootloader how can I do that?

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Scott Hanselman explains how to move the stuff from DVD to a USB flash drive hanselman.com/blog/… – Sathya Sep 15 '11 at 17:26
    
Virtual box can make the vhd image from the W8 ISO – Moab Sep 15 '11 at 18:37

Yes, you can. Refer to the following blog post.

Install Win 8 using VHD

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