Installing Windows 8 with Developer Tools on a netbook without a CD-ROMI bought an Inspiron Duo over the last week or so and I am highly impressed by it, not only is the touch screen responsive. It is as powerful as my old work laptop, runs windows 7 and Windows 8. I ran into quite a few problems trying to install. Tools needed: USB Drive 8-16GB Windows 7 DVD USB Download I used this to load the windows 8 USB (With Developer Preview) WinToFlash (incase the above errors). I used this to load Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 onto a USB . Problem: The USB drives have a hard cap on file size, the Windows 8 Developer Preview install.wim file is too large to copy to the USB. So I have seen tons of people with the windows 8 operating system, but none with the OS and all the tools as well. The Windows 7 DVD tool errored when trying to use it on Windows 7 but came in handy on Windows 8 Once you have the setup files copied to the USB, in the DUO you can hit F2 for a boot menu and select Install from USB. On the Duo it had a 350 GB HD and the ITB drive I bought had an extra platter so it wouldnt fit :(. I went with 50 GB on windows 7 with VS, Expression, Office and 50GB on Wind0ws 8 with 200 GB of shared storage. The Windows 7 tool uses some bit transfer that bypasses the maximum and allows for the install.wim to be loaded onto the usb without having to do any tricky file splitting.