Download Windows 8 Developers Preview

It’s a great day for Windows enthusiastic and developers, Microsoft has released  Windows 8 Developers Preview after the Windows 8 Build developers conference. Windows 8 is built on the foundation of Windows 7, with  improvements in performance, security, privacy and system reliability. Windows also 8 reduces the memory footprint that works on the lowest-end hardware.

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The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. There are couple of version that is made available for download.


System Requirements

  •     1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  •     1 gigabyte (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
  •     Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

The versions that are available to download are:

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)
Sha 1 hash – 6FE9352FB59F6D0789AF35D1001BD4E4E81E42AF

Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)
Sha 1 hash – 79DBF235FD49F5C1C8F8C04E24BDE6E1D04DA1E9

Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)
Sha 1 hash – 4E0698BBABE01ED27582C9FC16AD21C4422913CC

Download: Windows 8 Downloads

If your planning to install just for testing try it on a Virtual Machine. Few users has been reported that VMWare was giving them lot of errors. I would recommend VirtualBox to install it.  There is a tutorial on how to install it on a VirtualBox. How to Install “Windows 8 Developer Preview” on VirtualBox

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