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Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Bilal Sulehri


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


Start Screen Tiles


Thumb Keyboard


Semantic Zoom


Internet Explorer






The good old desktop

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About the Author

(Editor - Gadgets & Reviews) is a Professional Accountant, Consultant, Teacher and Digital Media Specialist. He loves football and is crazy about gadgets and technology. He has been writing since 2004 and can be reached at and followed on twitter @sulehri

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