Tired of hearing about Windows 8 all the time? Microsoft has finally released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the public, so people outside of the tech finally have a chance to take Redmond’s new OS for a spin. It is designed for touch-enabled tablets to laptops, to desktops and all-in-ones.

“With Windows 8, the whole experience of Windows has been reimagined.”

What is Windows 8 Consumer Preview ?

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is, a preview of what’s to come in future. It represents a work in progress, and some things will change before the final release. It’s still a Beta software, so it may have few minor bugs.

Note: The installation file size ranges from 2.5 to 3.3 GB depending on the preference made by us between the 32-bit or 64-bit versions.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview 1

Hopefully the download process isn’t too much of a headache — according to Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky, they’re already bracing themselves from the hordes of Windows 8-hungry users. The servers seem to be coping with the load just fine for right now.

The long-awaited download links are live, Microsoft has also provided users with the necessary system requirements for running the Consumer Preview, and they’re just as lax as what Windows 7 required.

Take a look at System Requirements:

  • 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

Take a close look at Windows 8 Consumer Preview below

DownloadWindows 8 Consumer Preview


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