Windows 8 Consumer Preview available

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.03.2012 at 18:25

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview (aka Windows 8 Beta) is now available for download, following the worldwide announcement at Barcelona.

To download Windows 8 Consumer Preview, click here. I’m going to install it tonight on my Acer Iconia W500, which currently runs the Windows 8 Developer Preview.

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What’s new in a nutshell.

  • Natural touch interface, fast and fluid
  • App-centric: Download apps from the Windows Store
  • Cloud-connected Windows experience lets you access your files, pictures, etc wherever you signin from.
  • Internet Explorer 10 – browsing experience redefined
  • Choose between the Metro style touch interface and the classic mouse interface

Shortcuts to the English version ISO download:
64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB)
Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749
32-bit (x86) Download (2.5 GB)
Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39
Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

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