According to the Sinofsky blog there was a lot of interest in running the Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment. So now I'd very much like to know how people are going to be using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Do you have an old PC lying around that you're going to use? Or are you going to dual-boot, triple-boot, etc. on a PC that has your main OS. Maybe run from USB? Or not at all? Or are you going to use Virtual Machine? And if so, which one? VMWare, VirtualBox or something else? Just like with the WDP I'm going to use VMWare Workstation 8. Assuming of course the CP will run on it. It is after all still only a beta, and will eventually have to be removed. So I'm not going to risk having to reinstall my main OS.