Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft has just released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for the public to download and test out. The ISO files are about 2.5GB in size for the 32-bit and 3.3GB for the 64-bit.

Download Windows 8 64-bit here (3.3GB).

Download Windows 8 32-bit here (2.5GB).


For other languages, you can go to the Microsoft download page here to get them (for Chinese, French, German and Japanese languages with Product Key DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J).

Windows 8 Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

Once downloaded, just burn the ISO image to a DVD or a flash drive.

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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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31 Responses

  1. BoRiS says:

    wow! ^_^

    na try mo na ni kuya abe? :) para ni sa pc noh? gleng ang drivers ya? will it work gihapon? :)

  2. wow nice! iddownload ko ito bukas sa office. thanks sa info sir!

  3. Hideki says:

    natry ko na dati yung developers pa lang. sayang naman at kahit sa consumers version eh di pa din pwede maenjoy ng mga naka netbook si windows 8. O.o unfair. hahah XD

  4. bruno says:

    downloading 64-bit now.. thanks, abe.

  5. rsa1 says:

    Do you even give credits to your source/s?

  6. Rex says:

    This is a free OS (beta) from Microsoft. No issue about sharing the links, I guess. I am downloading from the official MS website. Thanks!

  7. Wow, I Like to try this :D

  8. benchmark says:

    just a lame question but is this for tablets or for pc…I assume its for pc.

  9. wyldKard says:

    time to fire up the vm’s and check this out

  10. Better try it on a VHD instead. Para exposed yung OS sa physical hardware.. here’s some guide…
    its for the dev preview but it will work on this consumer version also.

  11. Joel says:

    I hope a review will come soon so that we’ll know what to expect from windows 8. Thanks!

  12. edu says:

    It is for Both Tablets and PCs

  13. glenda says:

    Why is it unfair? Those who bought netbooks should have known that full sized laptops are “usually” much more capable in terms of hardware.

  14. R2 says:

    downloading… will try soon after. :D

  15. Woa says:

    pag official na yan na irelease, magmumura ba ang mga windows 7 laptops? bibili kasi ako kaso baka makakasave ako pag maghintay, baka malaki ang ibabagsak ng price..

  16. Lawrenz Linguete says:

    When is the expiry date?

  17. steelicon says:

    Does not work well with Ntrig Digitizer TX2-1325AU.

  18. Name: IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Currently installed on my 160gb HDD

    Looks like I’m skipping this OS due to

    – splash screen on most Metro apps
    – too dependent on Live accounts (consumer preview lacks a way to validate since it doesn’t provide a local phone number for validation)
    – artifacts encountered while playing Point Blank (probably a driver issue which was just acquired by using windows update) and when I finished installing the icons and path are missing (afaik it usually goes to program files (x86) but the folders for the apps are missing
    – shutdown process is a 2 step approach (seems to be too oriented on the tablet)

    Did enjoy the pinball game though

  19. R2 says:

    i want to dual boot windows 7 & 8, then after that i will delete the windows7 partition, ok lang ba yun?

  20. Lorenz says:

    Just installed Windows 8 CP last Saturday, and I’m LOVING it. Event though I installed it on a desktop, it’s actually fun to do the mouse gestures (which are the counterparts to the touch gestures).

    The only setback that I encountered, though, is that Internet Explorer 10 Metro edition(the one that you access by clicking on the Internet Explorer tile) doesn’t support Flash T_T (The Desktop edition does, though.) I also encountered some problems with the sound drivers. But other than that, I’m enjoying the experience ^^

    @Lawrenz (at kay Yuga na rin): Windows 8 CP will expire on January 15, 2013. Says so in the EULA.
    @R2: Wag mo nang i-delete yung partition ng Windows 7. I-install mo na lang yung Windows 8 sa kabilang partition, para pwede siyang mag-dual boot. Yun yung ginawa ko dito sa desktop. Works fine kahit Windows XP yung nasa kabilang partition.

  21. ROLDANKING says:

    I bet this OS doesn’t need anymore the benefit of the good old grandpa D.O.S. of Microsoft. I can remember installing OS on a Pentium 2 and 3 computer using the painstaking Disk Operating System.Wheeeew!

    Now it’s a thing of the past! ha ha

    More Power and God bless!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Lorenz says:
    Mon, March 5 at 10:28 am

    The only setback that I encountered, though, is that Internet Explorer 10 Metro edition(the one that you access by clicking on the Internet Explorer tile) doesn’t support Flash T_T (The Desktop edition does, though.)

    Okay. I’m not going to bash you. Have you tried updating Adobe Flash Player plugin?

    It works for me. Do it. Now.

  23. audioatoms says:

    have you encountered any bugs while running the preview?

  24. Yoyo says:

    Pwede ba ibalik sa previous window after iinstall tong windows 8?

  25. Yoyo says:

    and bakit kailangan pa iburn sa dvd or flash drive?

  26. grayscale00 says:

    ^dahil yun lang yung way para iinstall. This is beta, so i think it’s just proper na walang upgrade options.

  27. lawrence says:

    Something to gripe about. I have a Samsung 32″ LED TV and an LG 18.5″ LCD Monitor connected to my PC. My Graphics card only supports 1360×768 HDMI and VGA. I can’t try the snap feature since the minimum requirement is 1366×768 resolution. Damn those 6 extra pixels needed! :(

    I just can’t understand why MS set the minimum to 1366×768. Am I the only person left with 1360×768 screen resolution in the world? haaaay…

  28. Lorenz says:

    I’m really glad I haven’t read any destructive negative criticisms here on Yuga re: Windows 8. The things that I’ve read in the comment sections of The Verge and Engadget are just plain stupid. Kesyo pangit daw ang Start screen, ibalik na raw ang Start button, napaka-unintuitive daw, etc. UGH. I’m starting to wonder whether the human race are losing neurons by the minute.

    And actually, the best thing about Windows 8 is the quick boot and shutdown times, which on my (conservatively spec’d PC) takes only ~20 and ~30 seconds respectively :D

    @Anonymous: Tried doing that, but it still didn’t work. IE 10 Metro doesn’t really support any plugins, let alone Flash.

    @audioatoms: There are times when the screen would suddenly switch to the Start screen while I’m using a Metro app. And IE 10 Desktop hangs once in a while. But other than that, my Windows 8 CP experience is pretty smooth so far.

    @Yoyo: Read my first comment above. Pwede mong i-install ang Windows 8 on a partition para mag-dual boot siya with whatever version of Windows you have right now. Unfortunately, you do need to buren the installation ISO on a DVD or flash drive to do this. You can actually just mount the ISO on a virtual DVD drive, but that would upgrade your previous version of Windows.

    @lawrence: Ouch. Sayang. Bakit naman kasi shinort ka pa ng 6 na column ng pixels? :/

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