To setup your Windows Server 2012 lab for the "Early Experts" Challenge and/or IT Camp, you'll need a PC that meets the following requirements:
NOTE: If your PC does not meet the above requirements, do not continue with this process. Instead, you may prefer to build a Windows Server 2012 box in the cloud by leveraging Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Building your lab in the cloud will allow you to complete most hands-on activities in this study group, but will not permit you to perform hands-on activities related to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
DISCAIMER: This process installs Windows Server 2012 in a dual-boot scenario using Boot-to-VHD features in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. While this process is not intended to disrupt your existing OS installation, these steps are for use at your own risk. No support or warranties are implied or provided.