Bravo Microsoft Bravo…on the bold step it has taken today for all the worldwide users of the windows. Windows 8 is finally here in the form of a developer preview and this time the download treat is not only for the developers but also for everyone around the world. Microsoft has finally departed from the norms of the software industry where developer previews are only available for limited users only. This will serve as a trend-setting step and will help Microsoft to gain much more audience during the developmental process.
With all those preview videos of Windows 8 on the internet, one can hardly wait to get his hand over it. Now here is your chance to get it… wait wait wait… are you thinking about any registration fee? No registration or fees this time. Yes, it is true; Microsoft is offering this download free of cost and without any registration to the public, unlike it did in its previous releases.
Download Official Developer Preview of Windows 8
Three versions of the Developer Preview of Windows 8 are available for download:
64-bit Windows 8 + Developer tools + Sample Metro apps—Download
64-bit Windows 8 + Sample Metro apps —Download
32-bit Windows 8 + Sample Metro apps— Download
Do keep in mind that these entire three versions support a clean install and upgrading of previous version of windows is not possible, these being a Developer Preview. However, all installation options can be accessed if the setup is run in a Windows environment.
Windows 8 System Requirements:
The specs required for running Windows 8 are not higher than that of Windows 7, so if your current machine runs Windows 7 without any problem then you can also have the taste of Windows 8 on the same machine. Summary of the specs is:
1 GHz or faster processor with x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) architecture
1 GB of RAM for 32-bit version or 2 GB of RAM for 64-bit version
16 GB of free Hard disk space for 32-bit version or 20 Gb for 64-bit version
Graphic Card with DirectX 9 compatibility and WDDM 1.0 or higher version driver
Multi-touch supported display for Windows 8 touch input support
Windows 8 Installation Procedure From an ISO image
The Windows Developer Preview versions are available in ISO image file that needs to be burned down into a DVD or stored in a bootable USB flash drive. You can easily burn this file to DVD using the Windows Disc Image Burner in Windows 7. For Windows XP and Vista, third party DVD burning software is required to burn the ISO image file to a DVD. The Windows Developer Preview with the developer tools, owing to its huge size requires a dual layer DVD9 and a dual layer DVD burner.