Window 8 preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released

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Window 8 preview
Microsoft released the consumer preview of the much talked about Windows 8 at the Mobile World Congress 2012 yesterday.Windows 8 already contains more than 300 new features. At its Build developers conference, Microsoft pointed to plans to keep adding more new capabilities until Windows 8 evolves into a shipping product.

Windows 8 will have two versions. The traditional x86 chips made by Intel for desktops and laptops, and a new version for the ARM microprocessors which have become the standard for tablets, smartphones and other portable devices.

The operating system uses a totally new interface, Metro, which is familiar for people using Windows Phones. In the new Metro interface, users will be able to see all their content and apps in ‘Live Tiles’. Some information displayed in these tiles includes Email, updates from Facebook, Twitter, latest blog posts, latest news, playlists, contacts etc. Below is the Screenshot of Windows 8. Enjoy yourself.

Window 8 Desktop preview

windows 8 desktop

Windows 8 Calendar

Windows 8 Music

Windows 8 Videos

window 8 videos

Windows 8 Startup Menu

windows 8 start up menu

Windows 8 Messenger

Windows 8 messenger chat

Minimum Requirement for Windows 8 Installation:

The minimum requirements are:

  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 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
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available worldwide for download in English, French, German, Japanese and simplified Chinese languages.

If you prefer ISO files, go to the following link to download the image files:

Or you can just go the following link let it decide which version would be suitable for you:

Please don’t upgrade from windows XP or vista. As you will lose user accounts and files will be saved and also your settings and programs. Waiting for your Comments as i will be installing Window 8 surely today itself.