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Download free Windows 8

Capture d'écran - Le Start Screen de Windows 8 avec l'interface Metro

Right now, the Microsoft Build Conference is being held in Anaheim, California, with the program the new version of its much-anticipated Windows 8 operating system. And now you can download the Developer Preview version of Windows 8 for free without activation or MSDN account. To try urgently!

Capture d'écran - L'écran d'accueil de Windows 8 reprenant l'interface Metro
Screenshot of screen — L' Windows 8 home screen with Metro interface

Download Windows 8 Developer Preview

3 versions are available for download:

Windows Developer Preview with Developer Tools (English), 64-bit (x64) (4.7) GiB, 4,465 téléchargements)

Windows Developer Preview 64-bit (3.5) GiB, 4,371 téléchargements)

Windows Developer Preview 32 bit (English) (2.6) GiB, 6,880 téléchargements)

Of course, this version is just a preview, i.e. it does not represent the final version of the product and therefore you use it at your own risk.

Note that you cannot uninstall Windows 8 Developer Preview: to restore your previous OS you need to use a partition/disk/USB recovery key. Finally, installing Windows 8 from Windows Vista or 7 keeps your user accounts, files and settings. An installation from XP does not keep your settings (only files and accounts).

Capture d'écran - Le Start Screen de Windows 8 avec l'interface Metro
Screenshot — Windows 8 Start Screen with Metro Interface

Configuration Required

This is the same as for Windows Vista and Windows 7 either:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or more 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
  • Vivid memory: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Disk space: 16 GB available (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • DirectX 9 compatible graphics card
  • A multitouch screen to benefit from the touch experience
Capture d'écran - Clavier virtuel tactile sous Windows 8
Screenshot — Virtual Touch Keyboard on Windows 8

Watch Keynote Windows 8 (Build Conference)

If you want to review the Build Conference on Windows 8, go to the official website without further delay:

Windows 8: revolution or evolution?


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  • Tourist

    I installed windows 8 from windows7 via loading the iso by daemon tool
    I had at the base a multi boot for ubuntu
    In the choice of Windws 7 it goes to windows 8. My concern is as follows:
    1_The installation was a bit bugged so I couldn't enter a windowd live ID. Is there a default account?
    2_Ai I a way to put my windows 7 back? Note that via ubuntu I saw that there was a windows.old directory set.
    Thank you if you can help me.

  • Windows.old was very useful with NT4,reviewing this type of folders says a lot on the microsoft card chateau. Last week I tried to spread an Asus mobile (untimely blue screen) and I discovered with the live CD Ubuntu that the restoration partition is called “Vista”, Bref impossible to do anything to debugger, so I saved the lady’s personal files and installed a Ubuntu 11.04 that works from the fire of God!
    So I ask the question: why'd you get in there?

  • Kamdem

    yes, I had a question why she didn't settle down.
    yet it was well downloading I had a machine of 2.8 x 4 ram 8 GB disc1T 0
    player bloyret dvd

  • He looks great this new OS. Personal I didn't like windows vista at all, but since I was on windows 7 I think it’s not bad at all. I hope the new OS will keep its promises. Well I‘m not going to install this beta version because I don’t want to plant my computer

  • Michael

    Hello, I installed Windows 8 without having previously made a backup of my system seven, formatting is impossible under Win 8, a solution?

    • Benjamin Denis Post author

      Good morning,
      normally Windows 8 had to keep all your old Windows in a folder at the root of your system partition (Windows.old). As for reformatting, it is quite possible to install/reinstall Windows 7 via DVD/Bootable USB Key...

  • Jean-Marie Dubasik

    Good morning,
    I installed Windows 8 64bits on my mobile, and I'm satisfied with it despite one or the other bug.
    Indeed, the most annoying thing is that I can't keep my own organisation in the office.
    Each time he puts the icons on the left and basta.
    Yet I unchecked “automatic reorganisation...”, but nothing does it.
    I guess we have to wait. The other bug boring, which it cuts off the WiFi connection and it is necessary to make a repair each time. So I guess, you have to wait.
    Otherwise thank you for your tricks and tricks.
    See you soon,

  • MIC13016

    Good morning,
    1) I installed Win8 beta x86 32b on an ultra-portable FSC LifeBook s7020 (Pentium M 7401.73 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, HDD SATA), it works but as soon as I want to do an OS (excluding MSE), the PC crashes and I am obliged to reinstall everything! Do you have a suggestion?!?
    2) I desperately try to install Win8 Win8 beta x86 32b on an ultra-portable IBM ThinkPad T42 type 2373 (Pentium M 1.7 GHz (Centrino?), 1 GB of RAM, HDD IDE) but I get an error message 0xc0000260. Is the processor at issue? Could an installation with VirtualBox change the game?
    Thank you for your enlightened answers!
    Cordially Mic13016

      • MIC13016

        Good morning,
        after trying to install the Consumer Preview,
        I always get the same symptoms on both PCs (FSC s7020 and IBM T42).
        For the IBM, I assume that the problem is due to the non-support of the PAE by the processor, (Pentium M series 7xx).
        For the FSC, I don't understand...
        Shame, the start-up is impressive in speed, and the use of apps (including MS-Office 2007, Visio, Project, PhotoShop x5 and Firefox) extremely fluid!

          • MIC13016

            thank you for the answers...
            I'm gonna have to wait!
            too bad, for 1 time I liked a Microsoft product..!
            (Ben voui... I've been a fan of Unix since 1982, in 16 bits on PDP-11 at the time)