Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released [Download Now]

Microsoft has finally released the much awaited update for Windows 8 in an event at Barcelona, following the initial release of Windows 8 Developer Preview in late 2011. Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available to everyone for free who wants to try it out. With Windows 8, the whole experience of Windows has been re-imagined and it offers a more robust experience. This brand new OS is designed to work on a variety of devices, ranging from touch-enabled tablets, to laptops, desktops, etc. Download it now to try and experience the new features and included apps at no cost!

Windows 8 consumer preview

The doors for “Windows Store (currently in beta) has also been opened with the availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The store serves various new Metro style apps from both third-party developers and Microsoft. It’s available worldwide for download in English, French, German, Japanese and simplified Chinese languages.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview_new-start-screen

Windows 8 Consumer Preview [Video]

Video: Windows 8 Consumer Preview Official Demo

Windows 8 Consumer Preview System Requirements:

  • 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

>> It should be noted that Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a pre-release version of Windows 8 that may encounter bugs. Hence, it’s recommended not to use it as your primary OS but for testing purposes and providing your feedback.

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview at or visit for its ISO images, available in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64). The product key is meant to activate your beta copy.

  • 32-bit (x86) [Size: 2.5 GB]
  • 64-bit (x64) [Size: 3.3 GB]

Product Key:  DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J  (English)

Check below references articles for detailed information:

  • Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

3 Responses

  1. vienchinh says:

    featured windows

  2. shiva says:

    is this win8 supports “full screen mode”;?

  1. March 1, 2012

    […] Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out now and following its release, Microsoft has started sharing some impressive related stuff starting with a Windows 8 theme. ‘Nightfall and Starlight panoramic theme’ is not a basic Windows 7 like theme but a special theme designed for Windows 8, featuring panoramic backgrounds meant for dual monitors. It is a beautiful theme packed with 9 stunning widescreen desktop wallpapers depicting nature, all in high-resolution of 3840×1200. Do give it a try out if running Windows 8! […]

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