Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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The "see it" links is like an "upgrade" version for windows 7 users. *WARNING* Once you have upgraded your Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview, your OS may expire shortly after the launch of Windows 8.

Use a vm to have win 7 & 8 installed at the same time

Here is the ISO Windows 8 Consumer Preview for those who would like to install it as dual-boot/fresh install.

Engadget first impression walk through of windows 8
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Comments (15)

jasoned
Mar 01, 2012
Downloading it now. Thanks for finding this.
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solowkoe
Mar 01, 2012
This was a cool find. Can't wait to get a preview. I love new tech.
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ucrual
Mar 01, 2012
From the description: "If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC."
SO, when it will expire, you can't roll it back. You have to reinstall your previous OS. And I bet this release is for beta testing
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austin38
Feb 29, 2012
I think Windows 7 is great! Can't wait to see what's new with Windows 8
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Dexterous
Feb 29, 2012
has anyone tried windows 8 and compared with windows 7 ?
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nbrand48
Feb 29, 2012
Cool, can't wait to have a try!
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encorez
Feb 29, 2012
unable to get a product key.......freak
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encorez
Feb 29, 2012
I had to try the ISO image...
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xyzxyz
Feb 29, 2012
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
you need a software to generate a CD-KEY.
Just enter a email and click "Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview"
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airlinesinc
Feb 29, 2012
use a VM to have win 7 & 8 installed at the same time
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psplove
Feb 29, 2012
What's VM? and how.. :)
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airlinesinc
Mar 01, 2012
VM is Virtual Machine
I use VMware from VMware.com
But oracle make a good program also called Virtualbox free at virtualbox
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encorez
Feb 29, 2012
time to back up.....
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somesome11
Feb 29, 2012
Windows Metro, bleh. I see this either doing well, incorporating two entirely seperate versions for mobile and desktops, or them sticking to the back-and-forth nonsense and it going nowhere for the average desktop user. We just switched our PCs to Win7, its very stable and easily the XP equivalent, its doubtful the business world will jump on this (which is a huge market segment).
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johnwin
Mar 01, 2012
The desktop portion of the OS actually feels great to use, especially on dual monitors. I was nervous at first, but I actually really like the Metro interface. I can't wait until newer and better applications come out for it.
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