Saturday, June 9, 2012

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Download Windows 8 Release Preview ISO Image

Recently Microsoft announced Windows 8 Release Preview. And here you will find about where to download Windows 8 Release Preview ISO image and how to install it.

You can download Windows 8 Release Preview .ISO image from Microsoft website and install on your computer.

Since this is a new release, thousands of people are currently downloading this pre release software. You may experience delays and other problems while you attempt to download Windows 8 Release Preview.

Where to download Windows 8 Release Preview ISO image?

If you like to download Windows 8 Release Preview ISO Image, go directly to the Microsoft Windows 8 official site. This page is specifically for the .ISO images of the Windows 8 Release Preview.

There are 2 .ISO image available for download for English:

64-bit

32-bit

The 64 bit version is 3.3GB and the 32 bit version is 2.5GB.

Depending on your connection speed, it may take up to few hours to download the .ISO images. I tried to download it on my laptop and the connection was interrupted few times. However, I could download the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO image on my server located in USA within 8 minutes, even though it was interrupted once when I was almost done with the download. After interrupted, I had to restart the download again.

Did you download and install the Windows 8 release preview? Share your experience. I am currently installing it and will post my experience here soon.

If you have a slower connection, you have another option. Instead of the .ISO image, you can install a minim setup file which can be downloaded in few seconds. This setup program will download and install Windows 8 in the background. One disadvantage with this is, you can download it only on the computer where you want to install the Windows 8 Release Preview. Also, it require active internet connection during the installation since it need to download the files on the fly.

Direct link to download Windows 8 Release Preview Setup and ISO images

It looks like the official Microsoft download page for Windows 8 is too slow or even fail to load currently due to large volume of traffic. However, the direct links to download the Windows 8 ISO images seem to work fine even if the download page is not loading.

Here are the direct links to download Windows 8 Release Preview:

Download Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit

Download Windows 8 Release Preview 32-bit

Windows 8 Release Preview System Requirements

Before you start the installation, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 8 Release Preview.

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