Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Bilal Sulehri1
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Windows re-imagined the market leading Windows OS and released Windows 8 Developers’ Preview back in September 2011 which was downloaded more than 3 million times. Going one step further, as scheduled, Microsoft has now announced the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and can be downloaded here.
Windows 8 has been designed to work on a wide range of devices from smart phones to desktop computers and everything that lies in between, we have already analyzed the effect of OS unification. Windows 8 has been designed to allow users to access apps instantly and eliminate the time wasted in navigation.
Before upgrading your device to Windows 8 CP you should remember that this is a Beta version and Windows 8 is a work in progress, so errors and issues are expected and you should report them instead of going mad on Microsoft
Here are the minimum specs needed by Windows 8 Consumer Preview to run smoothly on your device:
- 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
- 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution
Lets treat you with some snapshots of Windows 8:
Start Screen Tiles
The good old desktop