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Direct Download Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO Image Files

For everyone who is interested to install and use Windows 8, now you can directly download official ISO image file of Windows 8 Developer Preview version (a pre-beta version) from Microsoft website.

Image taken from windowsteamblog.com
NOTE: This Windows 8 Developer Preview version is not suitable for normal users or used in production environment, as it includes prerelease software that may contain bugs and security risks.

For those who are curious to see how Windows 8 looks like without installing the Windows Developer Preview version, here is one of the video presented by Steven Sinofsky:



For testers, developers, advanced users, people who desperately want to have their hands on Windows 8, you can certainly download the official Windows Developer Preview ISO image files for installing on Intel/AMD platform (Windows 8 can also run on ARM processor platform but this version is not available yet in this collection):

Windows Developer Preview with developer tools (English) (64-bit) (4.8GB)
SHA-1: 6FE9352FB59F6D0789AF35D1001BD4E4E81E42AF

Windows Developer Preview (English) (64-bit) (3.6GB)
SHA-1: 79DBF235FD49F5C1C8F8C04E24BDE6E1D04DA1E9

Windows Developer Preview English (32-bit) (x86) (2.8 GB)
SHA-1: 4E0698BBABE01ED27582C9FC16AD21C4422913CC

The minimum system requirement to install Windows 8 is similar to Windows 7:
  • 1GHz CPU (64-bit CPU is required to install 64-bit Windows 8)
  • 1GB RAM (for 32-bit) or 2GB (if 64-bit Windows is installed)
  • 16GB free hard disk space (for 32-bit) or 20GB (for 64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0
  • Touchscreen monitor that supports multi-touch (optional if not testing Windows 8 touchscreen user interface)

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