Beta version of Windows 8, officially called by Microsoft as Windows 8 Consumer Preview, is out. You can install it from Microsoft’s Official download pages for free with Windows 8 free Product Key. In this post I will explain you how to get Windows 8 consumer preview with license key, links to some Windows 8 Beta best installation guides and on which system you can install Windows 8 without any glitch.
First check whether your computer meets the necessary system requirements. But if you are already using Windows 7, Windows 8 will smoothly work on that system in most cases.
System Requirements to Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview
- 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
- To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
- To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
Windows 8 Beta is available in few different languages – English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German and Japanese are the available languages. You can either use Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup or Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images as installation source.
You can download and run above Windows 8 Consumer Preview set up on a supporting computer (check the system requirement section above). Windows 8 set up will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Consumer Preview and select the right download. Not sure which one to use? Don’t worry. Below tutorial will take care.
Windows 8 Beta Best Installation Guides
First we think to write a step by step tutorial elaborating the installation procedure of Windows 8 ourselves. But already there are some best Windows 8 installation tutorials available online. So we left the idea and just providing below the tutorial links.
How to Install Windows 8 Consumer Preview – By The Verge Staff [Link]
The above Windows 8 consumer preview installation tutorial covers both method – Windows 8 Installation using Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup or using Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO Images – in a lucid style.
The Verge team has also made available step by step screenshot of Windows 8 Consumer Preview Installation. You can access it Here.
How to Install Windows 8 Beta – From Cnet [Link]
This is another authentic article regarding Windows 8 Beta installation. This how to Windows 8 beta guide comes with video tutorial and worth to check.
Windows 8 is touch friendly but it is worth to try on your regular computer too.
Download Windows 8 Product Guide
Source : Microsoft