Windows 8 Download – Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build
Windows 8 Consumer Preview, latest free Windows 8 build that released by Microsoft for public download during the Microsoft Keynote at Mobile World Congress. This Windows 8 consumer preview will be the last version of the OS before the release candidate arrives, followed by the final Gold build before released to market.
Meanwhile, Windows 8 Consumer preview will be replacing previous Windows 8 developer preview build, which Microsoft fixed thousands of issues and release the new edition which surely has a lot less bugs and more unique Windows 8 features introduced.
Here is the Windows 8 Consumer Preview official demo video:
If you’re interested installing Windows 8 Consumer preview on your computer, just keep in mind this free Windows 8 build is still a beta version that might have some issues or bugs. Your system will work fine but some applications won’t support normal execution at all.
Windows 8 System Requirement:
According to the Windows 8 FAQ, any computer equipped below specification able to handle Windows 8:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
However, it’s the best that the computer can equipped with 2 GB in case you would like to install Windows 8 64bits edition.
Types of Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation available:
On Windows 8 download page, the Windows 8 installation can be done in two ways.
1. Get Windows 8 setup installer that will guide you with the upgrade on your exiting Windows installation.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup will check whether your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Setup also features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Built-in Windows 8 Disk Burning tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive are available for some previous versions of Windows (excluding Windows XP and earlier).
2. Download the Windows 8 ISO file (links given below) which you can burn in a flash drive or DVD to do a fresh install, removing the existing Windows installation.
If you would prefer not to use Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup, you can download Windows 8 Consumer Preview in ISO format instead. The easiest way to convert an ISO file to a DVD in Windows 7 is to use Windows Disc Image Burner. On a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a third-party program is required to convert an ISO file into installable media – and DVD burning software often includes this capability. One option is the USB / DVD download tool provided by the Microsoft Store. You can also download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup, which includes tools that allow you to create a DVD or USB flash drive from an ISO file (Windows Vista or Windows 7 required).
What is Windows 8 Download Option Available ?
Windows 8 download will be available worldwide for download in English, French, German, Japanese and simplified Chinese languages. More information about Windows 8 and how to download the Consumer Preview is available at http://preview.windows.com;
Here are the Direct Windows 8 Download Links:
For other Windows 8 ISO language, you can check download link on this page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
Besides that, here is the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Key:
Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
Note: This Windows 8 Product Key will work only Windows 8 Consumer Preview and not for any other version releasing after it and not in Beta, RC or final RTM version. The Expiry date of these Windows 8 Product key is March 11, 2012 which is also the expiry date of this developer preview version.