Last time we showed you how Windows 8 can boot just in just 8 seconds through a video uploaded by Microsoft on YouTube. Windows 8 is supposed to be released in Jan 2012 which is specially designed for Touch PCs and modern tablet devices . But in a recent build conference, Microsoft released its official Windows 8 Developer Preview free for users around the world. So if you’re trying to get your hands on Windows 8, you can try it by downloading the Developer Version with or without tools absolutely free. Microsoft is giving out three versions of Windows 8 — for x32 and x64 without tools and x64 with tools.
Remember the Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. It may not be stable or may not operate correctly or may not work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the pre-release software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software. Also no upgrades are possible using the Developer Preview , only clean installs are supported. There’s a small chance that if your machine is currently working on Windows 7, it will work with Windows 8, So its better you should try Windows 8 on Virtual Box . You can follow the tutorial here to install Windows 8 on Virtual Box.
Windows 8 System Requirements
- 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
- Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
Windows 8, still under development, is designed for use in touch screens, although you can use keyboard and mouse, and will run on devices ranging from traditional desktops and laptops to tablets next generation 10-inch.
Windows 8 was showcased by Microsoft’s own Steven Sinofsky and other members of his team giving an in-depth preview about Windows 8. So, what are you waiting for? Go and grab your copy now!
Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) — DOWNLOAD — (4.8 GB)
Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64) — DOWNLOAD — (3.6 GB)
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) — DOWNLOAD — (2.8 GB)
Download latest Windows 8 build Consumer preview now.