Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO [32 & 64 Bit]

Windows 8 Start Screen

Windows 8 Consumer Preview (or Beta version, as we know it) is finally here. Earlier, Microsoft released the Developer Preview Edition of Windows 8 which was available to download publicily. This time they have fixed thousands of issues and release the new edition which surely has a lot less bugs.

Before downloading the new release, keep this in mind that this is still a beta version that might have some issues or bugs. Your system will work fine but some applications might create conflicts or won’t support normal execution at all.

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

If you’re not sure whether this will work on your existing system then let us give you the good news – it works on all systems that have, minimum of:

  • 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

Take a look at the features of Windows 8 in the official video:

You can download the setup in two ways:

1. Get the normal setup installer that will guide you with the upgrade on your exiting Windows installation.
2. Download the ISO file (links given below) which you can burn in a flash drive or DVD to do a fresh install, removing the existing Windows installation.

To create the bootable flash drive or DVD, read: 10 Free Tools To Mount ISO Files in Virtual Drives

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and currently supports the English, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese languages only.

Here are the Direct Download Links:

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview (32-bit) [filesize: 2.5 GB ]
Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview (64-bit) [filesize: 3.3 GB]