Download Now Windows 8 Developer Preview
In our previous posts we wrote about official announcement of the Developer Preview of the newest Windows 8 OS. Thousands of people really excited by the new features of Windows 8.
So Microsoft made available the new OS for downloads.
There are two kinds of builds available over the Developer site. First is with Developer tools and a 64 Bit version while the other version is Without the Developer tools in 32 bit as well as 64 bit version.
Microsoft warned about this release of Windows 8. This isn’t even beta version, this is a pre-beta version.
The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the prerelease software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software.
Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64)
All of the following come on a disk image file (.iso). See below for installation instructions.
• 64-bit Windows Developer Preview
• Windows SDK for Metro style apps
• Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
• Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
• 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference app
Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64)
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 64-bit PC.
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86)
Includes a disk image file (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 32-bit PC.
The Live SDK provides a set of controls and APIs that enable applications to integrate Single Sign On (SSO) with Windows Live ID and access information from SkyDrive, Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger. To learn more, sign up for our technical preview.
Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:
• 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
• To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater
Notes about installing the Windows Developer Preview
• You can't uninstall the Windows Developer Preview. To reinstall your previous operating system, you must have restore or installation media.
Install on: Windows Developer Preview with developer tools Windows Developer Preview (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 7 and Windows Vista Clean install only You can keep accounts, files, and settings
Windows XP Clean install only You can only keep accounts and files
A clean install is supported on all builds. You will only receive the full set of installation options when setup is launched in Windows.
How to install the Windows Developer Preview from an ISO image
The Windows Developer Preview is delivered as an .iso image that must be converted into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash drive. On Windows 7, the easiest way to convert this file is to use Windows Disc Image Burner. On Windows XP and Windows Vista, a third-party program is required to convert an .iso file into installable media—and DVD burning software often includes this capability.
Note: The .iso file that contains the developer tools requires a large capacity DVD called a DVD-9, as well as a DVD burner that can handle dual-layer (DL) DVDs. Most modern burners should be able to handle this format.
To download installation files to your computer, right click on a link and select ‘Save as’ from context menu:
Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64), (4.8
Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64), (3.6 GB)
Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86), (2.8 GB)
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About Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 – first look
Microsoft Windows 8 – new innovations.