March 9, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Operating system giant Microsoft releases their latest creation as Windows 8 Consumer Preview which will allow you to download and try their latest Windows operating system for free. The first different you will noticed after installing it on your computer is the new Metro UI which will replace your standard desktop and start menu. Also multi-touch features on the operating system allows users to interact with it in more interesting way.There are lot of new features in there to keep the user attached to the computer all the time. With all this please keep in your mind that this consumer previews eventually expire and will block all your access to your programs and stored files and folders. The best thing is to do is to have this on your secondary computer or may be in dual boot mode on a other hard disk partition. But according to the digging I have done it will most probably active until next year which is 2013 so, you have plenty of time to check it out.

System Requirements

Before you download please don't forget to read the minimum system requirements to make sure that your PC got enough juice to run windows 8. According to the Microsoft System requirements as follows

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

Additional requirements to use certain features:

To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.

To access the 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.

More FAQ can be found under this link.

Where you can find the Downloading links

The best place is to download either Windows 8 Setup program or ISO Images for Windows 8 is the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview download page.

Take a look at Windows 8 before you use it

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