Apparently SharePoint 2013 is not officially supported on Windows 8 (which does not make sense to me). And, just like the Vista hack for WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 I am looking for a hack to install SharePoint 2013 on my Windows 8 64 bit machine and I don't want to use a VM.
I do understand using Hyper-V or some kind of virtualization is a cleaner alternative (with cool features such as snapshots and cloning). However, given the recommended hardware requirements, I would not get the best performance on my 8GB machine. And, I understand that it's not officially supported by Microsoft to install SharePoint 2013 on Windows 8, but it does not mean that the fundamental operating system requirements are not met by Windows 8. Therefore I am looking for a hack, a hack that would fake the version check for the installer so I can fully utilize all my memory for SharePoint instead of spinning a VM.
Hint: API Hooking