Windows 8 Consumer Preview Now Available

Excited for Windows 8? Or you’re still content with Windows 7? Either way, the wait for getting a demo/preview version of the next operating system from Microsoft is now over as the the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available for public download.

Just bear in mind of the system specifications required to run Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

  • 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

The specifications are the same needed to run Windows 7, so if you’re running it right now, you’d have a smooth time installing and running Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Download Windows 8 64-bit here (3.3GB).

Download Windows 8 32-bit here (2.5GB).

Windows 8 Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

You check out more information here on Windows 8 Consumer Preview download page here as well as versions available in other languages.

So, would you give Windows 8 a spin? To be honest, I’m a bit curious myself, though I’d still need a touch-capable PC or tablet device in order to fully appreciate its capabilities.

Have fun and enjoy!

One Reply to “Windows 8 Consumer Preview Now Available”

  1. I think there’s a misunderstanding of Win8’s Metro interface, in the sense that a lot of commentators don’t realize that the designers have taken power users into account. The whole interface is still incredible keyboard-friendly, for instance. The whole Win8-is-a-lame-OS-designed-only-to-catch-up-with-iOS-and-Android attitude is severely misguided. I for one am excited to experience this genuinely innovative and visually refreshing OS update.

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