First off, I am not a computer expert. I know how to switch one on, swap a hard drive, add more RAM and install software but as for how they work and what goes on under the hood, forget it. The bad news is that I like the look of Windows 8 and I want to try it for myself. The even worse news is that I drive a Mac Mini Aluminium with XP running as required in a VM. The good news is that I have a spare Compaq DC7600 SFF which currently runs Windows XP Pro. I would be happy to use that computer to download all the necessary files and then replace XP or install Windows 8 on a separate partition. Is that doable? What do I need to do?
I know it's a big ask so if you think I'm asking to much of your time, don't worry about it. You have my thanks for posting what you have so far.