Download Windows 8 Release Preview

Microsoft has released Windows 8 Release Preview, you can download the OS to test yourself. Windows 8 release Preview means that the software is almost ready to the final build and all the features have made it to the latest build. This release is the final version of the Windows 8 beta program that is released to the public.

This is the next release after Windows 8 Consumer Preview that is released in February. This final pre-release includes Internet Explorer 10, new windows 8 apps for hotmail, SkyDrive, messenger and much more. You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview from Microsoft, it’s free.

Download links:

You have two options to download Windows 8 release preview. Downloading the setup assistant from Microsoft and use it to install Windows 8 on your existing installation or upgrade from supported installation.

Download Windows 8 Setup

The other option is to download ISO files, and install Windows 8, you can use dual-boot setup to install Windows 8 with Windows 7 or install in a virtual machine.

Download Windows 8, English 32-bit (x86) ISO

Download Windows 8, English 64-bit (x64) ISO

You can create a bootable USB using the Windows 8 ISO file for installing the OS.

System Requirements:

These are the System requirements to run Windows 8 Release Preview according to Microsoft.

  • 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 with WDDM driver

You need multitouch screen to use some of the touch features of Windows 8.

Via MSDN Blogs


  1. […] With the announcement of Windows 8 RTM follows the Windows Store launch for paid applications. Till now Windows Store applications had to be free, but from now on developers can submit paid applications to the Windows Store. Developers have to register their companies to the Windows Store, and the accounts are verified by Microsoft before submitting apps to the store. Although the announcement came today developers still had to wait till August 15th to get their hands-on the Windows RTM build, which is required for the paid app submissions. Once Windows 8 RTM reaches developers they can submit Metro styled apps to the store. Meanwhile Microsoft says developers can get accounts verified and keep developing for Windows 8 release Preview. […]