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Windows 8 RTM is available for download


Couple of weeks before Microsoft announced the release of the Windows 8 Release to Manufacturing build which is now available for download to the developers who have the MSDN and Technet subscription. For the general public Microsoft offers a 90 days free subscription trial which an be downloaded from the Windows Dev Center download page.

With this release download we also get the Visual Studio 2012 Express, Windows 8 design assets, code samples, and all the related tools and SDK’s you need to build apps which gives the developers a one stop point of contact for all their needs to develop apps on Windows 8.        [more]


What is the system Requirement?

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 20 GB
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

If we are going to download and install the evaluation version, Microsoft suggests to install on to a separate Virtual Machine as after the original release expected on October we need to reinstall from the scratch.

Where to download?

MSDN Subscribers - http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads

Technet Subscribers - http://technet.microsoft.com/subscriptions/downloads

General Public - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/jj554510.aspx

The evaluation OS is a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available as ISO images. In order to use this evaluation, you must register and the product must be activated online with Microsoft-hosted activation and validation services. Microsoft does not provide technical support for this software.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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Allan Rosenkoetter
Allan Rosenkoetter
8/31/2013 5:50:46 AM #

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