Microsoft invites you to download Windows 8, a consumer preview software which allows testers and developers to download, install and preview features in the latest Windows 8 version. Windows 8 is Windows reimagined and built on foundation of Windows 7 and is powered to work especially on the new generation of touch devices.
Check out the new Windows 8 Start Screen
Download Windows 8
See how Windows 8 will change the way you use Windows now. Get a Microsoft account and easily access all settings, cloud storage, and easy communication across services. Check out the new Internet Explorer 10 Preview, a re-imagined browser specifically designed for Windows 8 devices. Also check out the new Windows Store, loaded with lots of apps, which are free to try during the preview phase.
The Windows 8 Developer Preview was released late last year and clocked over 3 million downloads. Remember that though Windows 8 Consumer Preview is free to download and use, this is prerelease beta software and is expected to have bugs and errors for which no official support will be provided. Technology enthusiasts, developers and software testers might like this unique opportunity to download Windows 8 and preview it.
Read FAQ for more information. System requirements are same as Windows 7 and includes 1 GHz or faster processor, 1 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 and 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution.