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Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Launched - WinTechGeek

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Launched

Before sometime, we wrote about Windows 8 developer’s  preview, and now the time has come when Microsoft is going to release Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview soon to be Launched.

Finally Windows 8 Consumer Preview is going to be released in upcoming days at Mobile World Congress (MWC).The Mobile World Congress will be held on 29 Feb in Barcelona, Spain.



So, In this article we’ll be discussing some of the tips which needs to be followed while dealing with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview like How you are going to deal with the new beta version of Windows 8, What steps to be followed after downloading the Windows 8 beta version and many more such things.

The minimum hardware configuration required to successfully operate Windows 8 are:

# 1 GHz Processor

# 1 GB and 2 GB RAM for 32- bit and 64-bit OS respectively

# DirectX 9 with WDDM 1.0 driver

# 16 GB & 20 GB HDD free space for 32-bit & 64-bit OS respectively

Do not install beta version directly into your main working PC, instead install it on the less used system in order to check out its working and features. And in my advice do not try this beta version on Laptops, Tablets or any other devices as PC have generic drivers that will make the system operational. Since it is beta version only so need of experimenting it on your daily working devices.

Also do not try installing Windows 8 over Windows 7, it is preferred to first format the hard drive and then install a fresh copy of Windows 8. If you still face some problem then it is definitely Windows 8 causing the problem.

Now the Question will arise in your mind: Will Windows 8 install in my system if it does not possess ARM based motherboard?

As we all know, currently there are very few people who have the possession of ARM based motherboard. So, do not worry about it as it will not be an issue for you. As it is the beta version it will be easily installed in any latest configured motherboard.  So, your PC would easily handle Windows 8 beta version. You will be able to access almost all the features of Windows 8 like Tile interface, reset & refresh feature and other many more new features. Since Windows 8 is touch centric so its touch screen options will also work but only on Touch screen monitor.

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Update : Here is the link to download windows 8 in different formats.

Installable     ISO Images 


I hope you will now be able to install the upcoming Windows 8 consumer Preview and if you still face some problems feel free to ask, At this time why not subscriber to our email updates so we can keep you updates on windows 8 topics and other tech tips  ?




  1. Thanks God you’re back posting for us…I love Win 8 and would like to have it when finally out man :)

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article. It helped me gain a lot of info.

  3. Windows 8 will make a blasting appearance in my opinion. Windows 7 were very successful after the failure of Vista and i look forward of previewing them. 

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