How to Download and Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) was released by Microsoft on Wednesday, giving anxious Windows users the ability to perform an upgrade to their existing Windows machines to the latest and greatest Microsoft has to offer. Alternatively, you can opt to grab an .ISO and install it the old-fashioned way.

Bearing in mind that this is a preview and not the final product that will be shipped with new PCs and available on retail shelves once beta is complete, this preview will give you a very good idea as to what is ahead for consumers in Windows 8.

So, how do you get your copy? The answer is simple. There are two ways you can take advantage of this consumer preview. The first being by downloading a .ISO file, burning it to DVD, and installing it as you would any other operating system from Windows in the past. You could use this method to run Windows 8 via Boot Camp on a Mac.

Here they are:

The other method allows you to basically install Windows 8 over your existing operating system without having to reach for a blank DVD at all. This is done via a direct download process. Here is the method you’ll need to follow in order to get this done.

The first thing you’ll need to do is go to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview page and download a 5 MB EXE file that will initiate a system compatibility test and determine whether or not Windows 8 is a safe upgrade for you. It will point out any compatibility issues that may arise during the update, including any software you may lose the ability to use once Windows 8 is in place.

How to Download and Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Once the check is over with, Windows will initiate a download of the actual OS. This extra step saves Microsoft bandwidth in cases where incompatible machines that couldn’t run Windows 8 at all would have downloaded the whole enchilada.

How to Download and Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Once the download is complete, Windows 8 will verify the files. This is a tempting step to skip, but believe me when I say a single misplaced 1 or 0 can cause a nightmare for you down the road. Bravo, Microsoft, for adding this in the installer.

After the verification and preparation processes are complete, the setup screen will ask you whether you’d like to install the new OS now, install it on another partition (the safer alternative if you still want to keep Windows 7), or hold off until later.

Next, you’ll encounter the terms and conditions. All you need to do here is make note of the terms and bear in mind that you’re opting to install test software on your computer, putting everything you have installed at risk in doing so.

In the following screen, you’ll be asked to confirm whether you’d like to transfer over your Windows settings, personal files, and/or nothing for a “clean” install of Windows 8. For my personal uses, I opted to keep as much as possible to see what exactly transferred over. For many users, a clean install may offer a more out-of-the-box experience at the loss of your existing documents and files.

Once you’ve made your decision, you’ll need to make whatever changes are necessary prior to Windows 8 installing. Incompatible software needs to be removed. In my case, it was Microsoft Security Essentials and PlayReady PC Runtime. A reset may be required, as well.

Once reset, another check will take place and you’ll be ready to install the preview. Enjoy!

Have you installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? What are your first impressions?

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Ryan Matthew Pierson has worked as a broadcaster, writer, and producer for media outlets ranging from local radio stations to internationally syndicated programs. His experience includes every aspect of media production. He has over a decade of experience in terrestrial radio, Internet multimedia, and commercial video production.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saarkia Aria Saarkia

    Wait, will this run-out or expire or anything? 

    • guest

      yes, January 13, 2013

    • http://www.mikeseth.ca/ Mike Seth

      Probably not, but then again Microsoft is going to price their Service Pack at $29…

    • http://www.mikeseth.ca/ Mike Seth

      Probably not, but then again Microsoft is going to price their Service Pack at $29…

      • http://mrvulcan.myopenid.com/ MrVulcan

         A price for a service pack? I thought these things were always free of charge.

        • http://www.mikeseth.ca/ Mike Seth

          Windows 8 is a service pack to Windows 7… what’s there? A fancy metro-ui and a couple performance improvements.

          Do you really want to pay $399 for an OS? Remember vista, it was like $750 for Ultimate 64 Bit.

          • swattz101

            What are you smoking? I think I paid somewhere between $99-$129 for my Vista Ultimate. And it came with both x32 & x64 versions. I haven’t heard anything about MS charging for Service Packs like Apple does.

          • http://www.mikeseth.ca/ Mike Seth

            The original release price for Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit Full installation was $499 + taxes comes out to $564.99 in Canada.

            Most people can’t get software from those “cheap & shady sources” of yours. 

          • swattz101

             Was that the Canadian price for Vista? Looks possible from this link. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/vista-prices-revealed/124 Though it sounds like Microsoft denied these prices at the bottom of the article, so I’m sure what actual original pricing structure was.

            After doing a little more research rather then my faulty memory, I’ll concede to the $399 original US pricing for Vista. I don’t know anyone who paid that much for it though. I couldn’t find any difference it price from x32 or x64. The prices I found are at the links below.
            http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/06/windows-7-pricing-announced-cheaper-than-vista.ars
            http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/vista-fans-circle-january-30-on-your-calendar/125?tag=content;siu-container

            I know I bought the OEM version, which many people may not realize they can buy, but my “cheap and shady” source was either Tiger Direct, ZipZoomFly, Fry’s Electronics or New Egg. I built my Vista Computer and put together all the parts between those 4 shops. Yes, my knowhow is better than your average consumer, but your average consumer is not going to upgrade their OS until they buy a new computer. $399 US is a bit much. The exchange rate between CAD/USD is so close right now that I would hope the price point would be the same, but I know nothing about how that works from a selling point.  

          • Craig du Toit

            I bought Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit on day of release at a certified retailer, sealed package for the equivalent of $249.99.

      • http://mrvulcan.myopenid.com/ MrVulcan

         A price for a service pack? I thought these things were always free of charge.

    • Gertrude McKraken

       I hardly think that Microsoft will give you a free copy of Windows 8. And it is a BETA not RTM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saarkia Aria Saarkia

    Wait, will this run-out or expire or anything? 

  • http://bradshawenterprises.com Richard Bradshaw

    Still waiting for it to download  – decided to upgrade from the Dev Preview – almost surprised it was an option!

    • https://plus.google.com/112301869379652563135/posts Matt Ryan

      That’s cool!

  • http://bradshawenterprises.com Richard Bradshaw

    Still waiting for it to download  – decided to upgrade from the Dev Preview – almost surprised it was an option!

  • http://sourcebolt.com/ Muhamed Heljic

    Might as well wait for official release, it’s just around the corner..

    • https://plus.google.com/112301869379652563135/posts Matt Ryan

      Maybe.

  • Jorge Aldunate

    Ok, so I downloaded the 64 bit version and burned it to a DVD. Now, i’m trying to iniciate the installation from Windows 7 Ultimate. Will the setup prompt me whether i’d like to install on a partition or not?

    • https://plus.google.com/112301869379652563135/posts Matt Ryan

      If it’s anything like the non-ISO version, yes.

    • Michael Stokes

      Read the entire article, it prompts you whether you want to install it over Windows 7, on a new partition, or not at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000454308590 Damian Korcz

    My download speed is so slow :( 40kb/s

    • https://plus.google.com/112301869379652563135/posts Matt Ryan

      Ouch.

  • guest

    okay so now it’s on! how to take it back to windows 7?

    • johnwerneken

      you dont, unless you installed to a partition, afaik, with dual boot. I could be wrong but the dev preview 1200% is like that, I see nothing saying this is different…

  • cjjmccray

    Glad to see Microsoft are finally checksumming/verifying downloads (I would’ve made it mandatory).  Though it would’ve been even better if they’d released the MD5 and SHA1 checksums for the ISO images so we could check them directly ourselves.  As it is, I’m downloading the 64-bit image at the moment and have no way to check it at the end.

    Maybe in another ten years time they’ll catch-up and use bittorrent too – then you get 2Mb chunks downloaded and verified in turn, reducing the horror of having downloaded a 3.3Gb image only to find it fails to verify according to the checksum so having to download the whole image all over again.

    • cjjmccray

      Ah… there are sha1 checksums for the ISO images listed on the Microsoft ISO download page – along with links to ISO images in languages other than English:
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/iso

      The two ISO files linked in the article above have sha1 hashes:
      32-bit (x86) Sha 1 hash: E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39
      64-bit (x64) Sha 1 hash: 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

      though it looks like the Microsoft (provided as-is/unsupported) checksumming tool is command-line only:
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290

      So here’s a Windows utility from a 3rd-party developer:
      http://corz.org/windows/software/checksum/

      No recommendation intended or implied, though I have used this utility before, and it does the job, and it’s first of the non-Microsoft suggestions the first page of a Google search for ‘windows sha1 checksum':
      http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=windows+sha1+checksum

    • http://twitter.com/plotikai James Murphy

      10 years from now speeds will be so fast it wouldn’t even matter

      • cjjmccray

        But in 10 years time the operating systems we’ll be installing will have increased in complexity so that they too will be larger again, meaning download whatever Microsoft’s current/latest operating system is by then, will probably always take 2-3 hours at whatever the average home download speed is (currently around 2-4Mb/s in the UK over telephone-cable ADSL).

        Bittorrent allows for multiple, redundant download sources and spreads the load amongst them. Checksumming every 2Mb block that’s downloaded means if a block fails, it is requeued and reattempted until it’s downloaded OK.  The alternative is you get to the end of the download, run the checksummer and if it fails, you’re can only restart the entire download all over again.  I’ve had this happen – downloading a 4Gb OS distribution and after 3 attempts to download, all failing md5 checksum, I had to resort to bittorrent to get it to download OK.

        • http://twitter.com/joshbranamtv joshbranam

          by then windows will be gone and macs will rule the world

          • cjjmccray

            Maybe so, but it’s not necessarily a battle to the death of just two huge players.  Look out for the continued rise of Linux and maybe even the likes of ReactOS featuring more on the corporate desktop. And for a left-field candidate OS, Haiku, the successor to BeOS is an interesting project, having got to in it’s 3rd alpha release in 2011.

            With tablets it looks, for the time being at least, as if people are happy with the walled-garden environments from Apple and Google/Android.  From the early reports – http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401047,00.asp – it looks like Microsoft’s Windows Store will follow the more totalitarian Apple model, rather than the looser Googe/Android model.  It won’t take long for the store to generate revenue – I suspect Microsoft will be around for a while yet.

            Whether RIM or Symbian make any recovery from their recent decline is another thing.  There’s room for an open-source tablet OS to appear too – maybe when HP release webOS as open source.

          • Craig du Toit

            You base this on the 7% market share Mac currently has? or the actual fact that PC’s are still outselling Mac’s. Please do us all a favour and provide us with something other than just fanboyism.

          • http://chris.pirillo.com/ Chris Pirillo

            Actually, no single PC OEM (no apostrophe, sir) is outselling Apple’s Mac line. Only in aggregate does it show that it is becoming increasingly difficult to be a computing commodity.

          • http://chris.pirillo.com/ Chris Pirillo
      • cjjmccray

        But in 10 years time the operating systems we’ll be installing will have increased in complexity so that they too will be larger again, meaning download whatever Microsoft’s current/latest operating system is by then, will probably always take 2-3 hours at whatever the average home download speed is (currently around 2-4Mb/s in the UK over telephone-cable ADSL).

        Bittorrent allows for multiple, redundant download sources and spreads the load amongst them. Checksumming every 2Mb block that’s downloaded means if a block fails, it is requeued and reattempted until it’s downloaded OK.  The alternative is you get to the end of the download, run the checksummer and if it fails, you’re can only restart the entire download all over again.  I’ve had this happen – downloading a 4Gb OS distribution and after 3 attempts to download, all failing md5 checksum, I had to resort to bittorrent to get it to download OK.

      • cjjmccray

        But in 10 years time the operating systems we’ll be installing will have increased in complexity so that they too will be larger again, meaning download whatever Microsoft’s current/latest operating system is by then, will probably always take 2-3 hours at whatever the average home download speed is (currently around 2-4Mb/s in the UK over telephone-cable ADSL).

        Bittorrent allows for multiple, redundant download sources and spreads the load amongst them. Checksumming every 2Mb block that’s downloaded means if a block fails, it is requeued and reattempted until it’s downloaded OK.  The alternative is you get to the end of the download, run the checksummer and if it fails, you’re can only restart the entire download all over again.  I’ve had this happen – downloading a 4Gb OS distribution and after 3 attempts to download, all failing md5 checksum, I had to resort to bittorrent to get it to download OK.

    • http://twitter.com/plotikai James Murphy

      10 years from now speeds will be so fast it wouldn’t even matter

  • http://twitter.com/creativetux CreativeTux / Damian

    Just downloaded and popped on a USB key for install on my laptop!  Thank god for a Fibre Internet connection! The ISO was down in 2 1/2 minutes!

    • https://plus.google.com/112301869379652563135/posts Matt Ryan

      Wow!

    • Ben

      When I downloaded the Developer Preview, it took me about 1 hour. I installed that on a VM and old 64-bit Vista I had before 7. I have yet to download the Consumer preview. Still wondering if I should. It’s not like I have multiple computers at my disposal. ;)

  • Cunawarit

    I have, and I think it is actually pretty good.Obviously this is a very early impression, but the Metro / Desktop UI blend isn’t as shocking as the Developer Preview led me to believe. I am quite positive, I am loving it so far.

  • Redemptionalpha

    Some Apps like Skydrive won’t connect because I am not using a Microsoft Account even if I am… so I’m having a Microsoft Account/Local Account Sync and Connection issues…

  • Ben

    Matt, the Developer Preview expires and no longer boots at the end of March. Is it the same for the Consumer Preview?

  • http://twitter.com/JoshuaNoyce Joshua Noyce

    i love the consumer preview. however it loads more slowly then the dp. weird

    • johnwerneken

      its not so slow once its been loaded once.

  • http://twitter.com/ku_name No Name

    I tried to install it on my MacBook Air. Windows 8 CP is the first version of windows which boots into EFI mode, though you had the selection starting Vista SP1 I think.

    One thing I noticed was that you shouldn’t use Boot Camp Assistant, it creates a hybrid MBR and if you’re booting into EFI mode (the BIOS mode didn’t go past the Logo on my machine) I had to convert my hybrid MBR to a protective MBR using gdisk. Otherwise Windows refuses to install stating it doesn’t support booting from MBR if you have a EFI system. I can’t realize why Windows doesn’t see the GPT “behind”. So take an extra hour of lecture here: http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/hybrid.html

    Now everything is copied to my SSD, but after that funny PacMan pill rotation, my screen stays black… I think I’m missing a video driver but then again you always have fallbacks for these cases (VESA drivers.

    I hope this helps and I would be glad if anyone had success booting Windows 8 on a Mac.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Devon-Day/1849647205 Devon Day

    I’m in Windows 8 as I type this! It’s pretty good so far. They made tweaks that make metro usable from a mouse and keyboard.

  • Manalurayaty

    I’ll download it today.Thankyou

  • manalu rayaty

    I’ll download it today.Thankyou ;’)

  • manalu rayaty

    I’ll download it today.Thankyou ;’)

  • Chrisrienstra

    1st thing I found out is that my Kaspersky (paid for) antivirus wont work, so cancelled install.

  • Ernest Koncaba

    Seeing as how you have to have the touch screen to use Windows 8, I have not, as yet. If I have to get a new monitor in the near future, I will get a touch screen capable one so I will be ready for when I do get the Windows 8 OS.

  • Ernest Koncaba

    Seeing as how you have to have the touch screen to use Windows 8, I have not, as yet. If I have to get a new monitor in the near future, I will get a touch screen capable one so I will be ready for when I do get the Windows 8 OS.

    • HarryO32

      Who the heck would want to type on a vertical surface anyway??  I bet one’s wrists and hands would tire before one paragraph in a Word doc!!

    • http://twitter.com/Xphome Simon Vacker

       You don’t need a touch screen to use Windows 8…

  • Ernest Koncaba

    Seeing as how you have to have the touch screen to use Windows 8, I have not, as yet. If I have to get a new monitor in the near future, I will get a touch screen capable one so I will be ready for when I do get the Windows 8 OS.

  • Ernest Koncaba

    Seeing as how you have to have the touch screen to use Windows 8, I have not, as yet. If I have to get a new monitor in the near future, I will get a touch screen capable one so I will be ready for when I do get the Windows 8 OS.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrienstra Chris Rienstra

    1st thing I found out is that my Kaspersky (paid for) antivirus wont work, so cancelled install.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrienstra Chris Rienstra

    1st thing I found out is that my Kaspersky (paid for) antivirus wont work, so cancelled install.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrienstra Chris Rienstra

    1st thing I found out is that my Kaspersky (paid for) antivirus wont work, so cancelled install.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrienstra Chris Rienstra

    1st thing I found out is that my Kaspersky (paid for) antivirus wont work, so cancelled install.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrienstra Chris Rienstra

    1st thing I found out is that my Kaspersky (paid for) antivirus wont work, so cancelled install.

  • Rjvr

    Simple solution.  Just stay with XP (SP 3 of course) and ignore everything that is going on elsewhere, except with Apple.

    • Tyler Gale

       Which is fine unless you have more than 4gb of RAM, which most people do nowadays.  Windows XP 64 was and still is absolutely horrid!

      • frozen_dude

        I actually have an XP 64 license (2005-version based of server 2003 code) that I used to use, and really I liked it, it was stable and fast as long as you kept 32-bit application usage to a minimum.

    • Walshmike3

      It’s 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/tincanman2010 Tin Canman

    tx for this. Very helpful

  • http://twitter.com/srivatsan316 Srivatsan

    I’ve once done a developer preview. Thanks for this. Cheers. 

  • johnwerneken

    preview page fails to find key, stalls there, both in ie on win7 64 and on ie on dev preview 64. iso 64 is downloading, not sure if existing dev prev key will work or if stand alone install without ref to dev preview instal will be forced at this time.

    what is uip with product key avaikability?

    • turogonz

      product key: NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8.

  • johnwerneken

    revisted preview page in ie7 64 on win7 64, got key :) off page…will use with iso version of cons preview

  • Jaynpatel94

    i downloaded the setup program, but when it get’s to the product key part its says order failed because it was unable to find a product key!

  • Jaynpatel94

    i downloaded the setup program, but when it get’s to the product key part its says order failed because it was unable to find a product key!

  • Jaynpatel94

    i downloaded the setup program, but when it get’s to the product key part its says order failed because it was unable to find a product key!

    • johnwerneken

      I don’t think the checker-installer works or perhaps only for x numbder of users at a time. suggest downloads relevant iso and install to a partition.

  • Jaynpatel94

    i downloaded the setup program, but when it get’s to the product key part its says order failed because it was unable to find a product key!

  • Jaynpatel94

    i downloaded the setup program, but when it get’s to the product key part its says order failed because it was unable to find a product key!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502116251 John Burris

    It ID’d my 2.66GHz laptop as having less than 1 GHz processor. Fail!

    • Tyler Gale

       This wasn’t because your laptop uses speedstep and cycled the clockspeed down to 1ghz at the time when you checked it? Most can drop down to almost 300mhz…

  • Claude Pare

    Where is the product Key…..?
    Could no find it
    claude

    • johnwerneken

      check the ios download links that chris put up in lockergnopme, it shows key, save key and write it down too. the ios install will require hand entry of it at least if yoy istal to a partition for dual boot, which is very wise imho else a expiring cooy of the preview will hose whatever ]you useually use. the install requires many rebbots, the final load takews about 10 minutes to pop the password login scren, its fast once its going!

  • mwmike

     Does your Kaspersky antivirus work?

    • http://mrvulcan.myopenid.com/ MrVulcan

       Didn’t Chrisrienstra say that it doesn’t?

  • http://twitter.com/John_Fick John Fick

    I booted it into a partition. I’m playing with it now and I’m not sure how much I like it. The metro UI seems to be sort of pointless and in the way..

  • Ben

    I suggest using 64 bit only if you got 2 gigs of ram or more. If your gonna do a VM do use 2 Gigabytes or more because it SUCKED without 2 gigs or more. I also must warn you, if you do not like having 0 start menus you’ll hate the new windows explorer. Why? There is NO windows start menu anymore. So if you do not like that fact, DO NOT GET WINDOWS 8.

  • Drewstock3

    By then i would buy that or get a MAC

  • Johnwerneken

    got! Running this IE 9 on 64 bit consumer preview win8! works!

  • Johnwerneken

    got! Running this IE 9 on 64 bit consumer preview win8! works!

  • Johnwerneken

    got! Running this IE 9 on 64 bit consumer preview win8! works!

  • Gnomo

    cool TY

  • http://www.facebook.com/SimonMichaelRobinson Simon Michael Robinson

    I started but I got a bit nervous and decided I need to burn a DVD instead!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SimonMichaelRobinson Simon Michael Robinson

    I started but I got a bit nervous and decided I need to burn a DVD instead!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SimonMichaelRobinson Simon Michael Robinson

    I started but I got a bit nervous and decided I need to burn a DVD instead!

  • http://mrvulcan.myopenid.com/ MrVulcan

    Surely Karspersky should have a solution for that.

  • Root

    Know what you are doing in a beta test!

  • dwaynekilbourne

    Thanks for the detailed guideline!! I might give it a whirl a little later on!

  • Joshua Statman

    Windows 8 for desktop:
    This is a steaming pile of crap. Who thought up the idea: no start menu, instead, a full screen tiled hard to work with giant gui?
    This is a step backward to the old dos way of doing things. We multitask now, no need to fill the whole screen with menu choices. 
    I am sure this works for tablets but icons and menus just work better. This feels like they are trying to reinvent the wheel but this time, it’s triangular. +1 point for trying something new -10,000,000 points for forcing a touch interface and not the mainstream desktops and laptops that most homes and business uses.

  • William Isherwood

    The start button and library gave me some fits and still have not figured out about joining the MS account. I’m learning slowing.

  • Joshwelford

    Hello,
    I am wondering… if i install Windows 8 Consumer Preview can i revert back to Windows 7?

  • Shi0541

    Destroyed my PC :(:(:(

  • dadyknosw

    whish apple did this too!!!

  • Henri Machalani

    I ran into the same problem as you. I successfully installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my MacBook Air (Late 2010) by creating a partition with Disk Utility in MacOSX and assign that partition the Free Space schema. One problem is that when I install the Boot Camp drivers from Apple for Windows 7, my Windows 8 won’t boot anymore. Thankfully, Windows 8 seamlessly recovers itself to before I installed the drivers.

    I had the Windows 8 Developer Preview beforehand, and the drivers installed perfectly..I guess I’m going to manually install each driver and find out which driver is no longer working. If anybody succeeded with installing the drivers in an easy way, let me know.

    • http://twitter.com/ku_name No Name

      Ok with EFI Boot it doesn’t seem to support the GPU. Stock linux has the same problem. Now I got it working using BIOS mode. Just like Windows 7 with Boot Camp Assistant. 

      My drivers work flawlessly though I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air. Did you install the drivers that came with your system or those the Assistant downloads? Perhaps you can boot into safe mode with network and update the Boot Camp drivers. Or you could just find the failing driver and replace it with a newer version from the manufacturer.

  • Henri Machalani

    wow I really like the Consumer Preview. Already plenty of apps in the App Store =) Now I want a touch screen

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000730562431 Frankie E. Mele

    the ‘install on new partition’ never came up, its donwlaoding now…is this bad?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000730562431 Frankie E. Mele

    the ‘install on new partition’ never came up, its donwlaoding now…is this bad?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000730562431 Frankie E. Mele

    the ‘install on new partition’ never came up, its donwlaoding now…is this bad?

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrienstra Chris Rienstra

    I am missing the list of programs, which forces me to look in explorer and search for them if I need them. Regular ones are on my taskbar.

  • Sting32

    ok Im dumb?  burned ISO, it wants an install key, I dont see that on this page, or at microsoft’s win 8 preview page, what did I miss?

  • http://twitter.com/joshbranamtv joshbranam

    i cant say for sure but i have a feeling windows 8 will be the death of windows

  • http://twitter.com/EnizySe SaaD Al-EnizY

    in store :

    if i want to install some app this window apper :

    your purchase couldn’t be completed .

    Could U Tell Me Why ?!

  • http://missdanni.net/ Miss Danni

    Love the screen-shots!

  • Arther

    When I download it as the exe file and continue with that method, how do I get it to boot after?

    Please excuse my stupidity….

  • http://twitter.com/mgilstrap19 Michelle Gilstrap

    Not sure this is a win for Microsoft at all

  • http://twitter.com/mgilstrap19 Michelle Gilstrap

    Not sure this is a win for Microsoft at all

  • Brnhamaker

    link it broken

  • Secoff

    The W-8 Consumer Preview is fantastic, I hope if they will do something like that for each program….

    Now, the only controversy I get is the Microsoft Security Essential, that say that the App 2.1.1116.0 won’t work, do you say that if I uninstall the program all will be OK?…What I will use for security later?….

  • Blakeisblake

    wanking to chris

  • Www Count_ex9

    please help me where to find a FULL DOWNLOAD of windows 8
    i wanna try this…..
    pls help!

  • Lee Wilson

    Taking a taste of Win8 on an ACER laptop. . and I have it set up for my MSN Login.

  • Invaderyugi1999

    really hard to get used to. I tried reinstalling windows 7 as a dual boot now windows 7 is screwed up can figure out how to fix it