Microsoft officially announcing next stage of Windows 8 development series by releasing the consumer preview of Windows 8. This is a good news for the followers of the development of Windows 8. You can download for free, and give a test drive now.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview release available to download at preview.windows.com. Windows 8 Consumer Preview available in English, French, German, Japanese, and simplified Chinese languages. Windows 8 Consumer Preview announced at Barcelona during Mobile World Congress event held.
You can install it directly to your PC or just install it in virtualization environment such as vmware for test drive purposes. Windows 8 Consumer Preview able to upgrade current installed Windows versions – don’t worry your files will be preserved by default.
Windows 8 requires at least a working machine with 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of hard disk space and 1 GHz processor. If you have a plan to install Windows 8 64-bit edition, you need at least 2 GB of RAM.
Where to Downloads
You can download 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows 8 from direct download links as provided below :
- Download Windows 8 Preview 32 bit (x86) (2,5 Gb – English)
- Download Windows 8 Preview 64 bit (x64) (3,3 Gb – English)
You can burn downloaded ISO file to DVD using DVD burner application – such as Nero or create bootable USB drive using Rufus or other freeware to make a bootable USB to install it. You might be asked for serial number during Windows 8 installation, you can input this Windows 8 serial :
By the way, before install it, you can check your computer installed things (applications, softwares, or drivers) compatibility using this utility. It will show you a list of all softwares and drivers on your system that are compatible with Windows 8. You can also get more information about well known apps and devices that is supporting Windows 8 on this website.