Microsoft has now released Windows 8 Consumer preview edition and is available to everyone for download now.
Unlike Developer Preview edition, this consumer preview edition needs a Product key for activation. The product key is provided by Microsoft on the Downloads page of Windows 8.
This is a consumer preview edition or Beta, which means that its almost stable and can be tested by normal public users instead of just developers.
You can download the ISO images of 64-bit (x64) and 32-bit (x86) Windows 8 Consumer preview edition directly from the Microsoft servers. Check out the Link below to Download.
64-bit (x64): Download (3.3 GB)
Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749
32-bit (x86): Download (2.5 GB)
Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39
Download links and Product keys for other languages can be found here.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster.
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit).
- Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit).
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher.