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.
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The icon has been replaced by tiles and now you can group different apps together in a single tile.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]
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.