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How Do I Install Windows® 8 Consumer Preview

March 13, 2012  |  Difficulty: Hard

how to download and install Microsoft Windows® 8 is called Consumer Preview operating system.

The latest beta version of Microsoft Windows® 8 is called Consumer Preview, released by Microsoft® for public download during the Microsoft® keynote speech at Mobile World Congress® 2012. If you’re interested in installing Windows® 8 Consumer Preview on your computer, just keep in mind this free Windows® 8 build is still a beta version that might have some issues or bugs. The operating system should work fine but you may face application issues and incompatibility, if you are interested you can read the instructions below to download and install this operating system.

Windows® 8 Consumer Preview instructions:

There are two ways to get Windows® 8:

  1. Download Windows 8 ISO file for the version you prefer:
    Download Windows® 8 Consumer Preview (32-bit) [filesize: 2.5 GB ]
    Download Windows® 8 Consumer Preview (64-bit) [filesize: 3.3 GB]
    Burn the downloaded ISO file in a flash drive or DVD and install the operating system.
  2. Get Windows® 8 setup installer that will guide you with the upgrade on your exiting Windows® installation.

Minimum hardware requirements for Microsoft Windows® 8:

  • 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


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