Windows 8 Consumer Preview Download Links

Posted Mar 2, 2012
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Windows 8 is the obvious successor to Windows 7 but it comes with MANY changes which is sure to please many people, while the developer preview was released last year there is now a consumer preview out which is available for free and is obviously a trial OS until the real OS comes, but considering this is a trial OS which comes from free this doesn’t mean that ALL the features of Windows 8 are fully implemented in it just yet but at least you can get used to Windows 8 ahead of its release later this year and get ready to use it on your laptop / desktop. If you are having trouble installing the OS I will make a guide on how to properly burn the ISO tomorrow, for now download your OS and keep it at the ready for install.

Windows 8 is going to be a spectacular OS which will show us windows like we have never seen it before, not only will it have a revamped look but it will offer new features like XBOX Live integration and LifeTiles as seen in Windows Phone 7 OS. See the trailer below of what to expect in Windows 8 and whether this is the OS for you.

Still not impressed or wanna see more? See the below video to see the OS Live in action and what to expect in the consumer preview:

The requirements for Windows 8 are the same as Windows 7, which means if your machine is capable of Windows 7 it is ready for Windows 8:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
  • To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768

A small reminder from Microsoft:

Note before you download: Windows 8 Consumer Preview is prerelease software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC.

Now on to the download links:

I would recommend that people with Less than 4GB of RAM (memory) download the 32-Bit OS while people with More than 4GB of Ram download the 64-Bit OS.

English:

2.5 GB – 32- Bit (x86) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39

3.3 GB – 64-Bit (x64) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

(IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER IT ONCE YOUR OS INSTALLATION BEGINS)

(Simplified) Chinese:

2.6 GB – 32-Bit (x86) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — E29A2072745A48C14A1C2E5A61F5230841BEDB45

3.4 GB – 64-Bit (x64) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — DF69B851F9A81DECBB16648CC452461894416EB0

Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

(IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER IT ONCE YOUR OS INSTALLATION BEGINS)

French:

2.5 GB – 32-Bit (x86) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — 2EF8013B9F50B93AEAC8068F4827E2C1DC0DC0B1

3.3 GB – 64-Bit (x64) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — A9358E6799ABEEF29EDBA054AD34849C02C7F51F

Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

(IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER IT ONCE YOUR OS INSTALLATION BEGINS)

German:

2.5 GB – 32-Bit (x86) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — 91075AEA665C5D6F42A24714B3A3390762C94457

3.3 GB – 64-Bit (x64) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — DB1003A47C266697B3832BE2A23319988EE34495

Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

(IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER IT ONCE YOUR OS INSTALLATION BEGINS)

Japanese:

2.5 GB – 32-Bit (x86) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — C8A322ED86058086207CAAECD46B4DDACF9E247A

3.3 GB – 64-Bit (x64) : Click Here

Sha 1 hash — A8F0DB12CAECEA0BE8B27EA124F2234212D9103A

Product Key:   DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

(IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN SOMEWHERE AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER IT ONCE YOUR OS INSTALLATION BEGINS)

Download the language and OS of your preference and I will make a guide tomorrow on how to burn these ISO’s properly and how to begin the installation procedure too.

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