Wait Is Over as Microsoft finally Unveils Windows 8 Consumer Preview Called Windows 8 Beta Available as a public download, the Consumer Preview build includes access to Microsoft’s Metro style applications, and the over 100,000 changes Microsoft has made since the Windows 8 Developer Preview.
“The operating system is at Consumer Preview level. The apps are at preview level.”- Dana Wollman
The Consumer Preview it is currently available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions in English, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese.
It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. And it’s your chance to be one of the first to try it out.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher
- To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
- To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
- To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
An ISO image must be converted into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash drive. Instructions are provided on this page. Developer tools are available for download from Windows Dev Center.
64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB)
32-bit (x86) Download (2.5 GB)
Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC.
Source : Engadget,Mashable,TheVerge