Microsoft has released Windows 8 BUILD conference held in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday (13/09/2011). Windows 8, which introduced a new version is for developers or the so-called developer preview.
However, that does not mean you can not try it. Everyone can try it for free by downloading from the site that has been provided by Microsoft. There are three versions available for each of two 64 bit systems and one for 32 bit. Here are three versions of the following provided links to download each version.
- Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)
- Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)
- Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)
The file size of each of the above options vary, ranging from 2.8 GB to the very top, 3.6 GB for the middle and 4.8 GB for the lowest. As stated by Microsoft, Windows 8 developer preview version is not final, so after they finish downloading, you should store them on a CD or flash.
If you choose the version with "developer tools", the user can only do clean install. However, if you choose another, you can upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
Before downloading, you should really understand that this operating system is not final so there is still no shortage here. You also need to ensure that the hardware has to support Windows 8. Microsoft states that all devices that support
For Windows 8 x86 (32 bit) minimum specification is a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB Ram and 16 GB of storage capacity. As for x64 (64 bit), you need a 1 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and 20 GB of storage capacity. No matter which option will be downloaded, you need a DirectX 9 compliant GPU with WDDM drivers 1.0 or higher.