Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 (All Languages)

Atlast the time has come and Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The conference is still going on but we have already got the links to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I will be updating this article as the conference and presentation goes by but you can start downloading Windows 8 Consumer Preview Build 8250 from the below links:

Update: Windows 8 Release Preview has been released and is available for download. You should now download Windows 8 Release Preview instead of Consumer Preview.

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English 64-bit (x64)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit (x64)(3.3 GB)

Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

English 32-bit (x86)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32-bit (x86)(2.5 GB)

Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39

Chinese (Simplified) 64-bit (x64)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Chinese 64-bit (x64)(3.4 GB)

Sha 1 hash — DF69B851F9A81DECBB16648CC452461894416EB0

Chinese (Simplified) 32-bit (x86)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Chinese 32-bit (x86) (2.6 GB)

Sha 1 hash — E29A2072745A48C14A1C2E5A61F5230841BEDB45

French 64-bit (x64)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview French 64-bit (x64)(3.3 GB)

Sha 1 hash — A9358E6799ABEEF29EDBA054AD34849C02C7F51F

French 32-bit (x86)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview French 32-bit (x86) (2.5 GB)

Sha 1 hash — 2EF8013B9F50B93AEAC8068F4827E2C1DC0DC0B1

German 64-bit (x64)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview German 64-bit (x64)(3.3 GB)

Sha 1 hash — DB1003A47C266697B3832BE2A23319988EE34495

German 32-bit (x86)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview German 32-bit (x86) (2.5 GB)

Sha 1 hash — 91075AEA665C5D6F42A24714B3A3390762C94457

Japanese 64-bit (x64)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Japanese 64-bit (x64)(3.3 GB)

Sha 1 hash — A8F0DB12CAECEA0BE8B27EA124F2234212D9103A

Japanese 32-bit (x86)

Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview Japanese 32-bit (x86) (2.5 GB)

Sha 1 hash — C8A322ED86058086207CAAECD46B4DDACF9E247A

Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

This product key can be used for all the Windows 8 Consumer Preview all languages 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

The Windows development team at Microsoft has made more than 100,000 changes to Windows 8 since its launch as Windows 8 Developer Preview. The UI of the Operating System was not complete when the developer preview was released but now everything has been done and completed with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

The icon has been replaced by tiles and now you can group different apps together in a single tile. This feature is very similar to the jump lists or grouping in iPhone. Windows 8 has been designed for all types of devices whether it be laptops, desktops, smartphones or tablets.

Microsoft defined the exact purpose behind Windows 8 as:

“So our goal with Windows 8 was to deliver PCs without compromise.”

Before you download Windows 8 Consumer Preview, please go through the Windows 8 system requirements to check if your current hardware supports installation of Windows 8 or not. [Screenshots courtesy: The Verge]

You may also be interested in Windows 8 future release dates and build numbers.

Update: If you have already installed Windows 8 Developer Preview, you can just upgrade it to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. All your settings and files will be preserved. You can also clean install if you want to have a fresh experience of Windows 8 installation.