After a long wait, Microsoft finally release Windows 8 Consumer Preview to public on February 29, 2012.
This new release brings more that 1000 changes over the previous Developer edition. The start button is now completely gone,
Metro Interface now become more customizable, and as promised the Windows application store is up and running with a handful
of free Metro apps available to play around with. Under the hood, a lot of improvements have been made to memory usage, boot process, power management and hardware supports.
If you want to give a try, download your copy of Windows 8 Consumer Preview from the following:
64-bit (x64): Download (3.3 GB)
32-bit (x86): Download (2.5 GB)
Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
Go to official download page for other languages: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
Remember, this build of Windows 8 is still in beta stage and as such may contain bugs that can cause stability problem when running some applications.
This release is intended to be used for testing purpose only and will be expired on January 16, 2013. The final commercial version of Windows 8 is speculated to be released by the end of 2012.
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) 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
- Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution, and 1366 x 768 for the snap feature.