Yesterday, Microsoft release Windows 8 Consumer Preview, a beta build of a new version of Windows. Soon or later Microsoft will release the downloads figure and for sure it will break all records of previous versions of Windows OS.
Internet is flooded with the Windows 8 download links and the customizations, feature and tutorials, making everyone to temp for installing Windows 8 Consumer preview.
But before you download and install, there are few things you must take a look at.
The Minimum System Hardware Requirements
- 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
- To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch.
Software that will not work on Windows 8 and this will work...
As this is just a one day after release, some compatibility issues with software's and also with hardware's may arise. If you are using your working computer to test drive Windows 8, check out which software's you have installed in your current version of Windows like XP or Windows7 will not work on the Windows 8 consumer preview and that's pretty simple to test.
Just download the testing utility called 'Consumer preview setup' from here, install it and run the test.
|Software compatibility for Windows 8|
This testing utility completely scans your current windows and installed software's and tell in advance that which of the software's you are currently using will not work with new Windows 8 consumer preview.
This utility will also tell you the estimated time required to download the ISO image file.
Download your copy of Windows 8 Consumer Preview from here as per the processor and the language.
The Serial Key:
Windows 8 Consumer Preview , if you install on your computer will expire on 15 January 2013.
How to burn an installation disk:?
It's damn simple. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista as current operating system, you can directly right click on the downloaded image file and select the option to burn .ISO file to optical disk. You can also use tools like Nero to burn the image if you are using Windows XP.
If you don't want to waste a disk and want to install it from USB pen drive use any of the tools out of those 8 tools reviewed here. Prepare the USB drive, choose USB port as your first bootable drive in your BIOS and install it.