Before downloading and installing Windows 8 Release Preview, you should check the system requirements. Windows 8 Release Preview works good on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:
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
Additional requirements to use certain features:
To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
Internet access (ISP fees might apply)
When you download Windows 8 Release Preview Setup, the following happens:
Windows 8 Release Preview Setup checks your PC to see if it can run the Release Preview, and provides a compatibility report that you can save or print (make sure your devices are connected to your PC and turned on before you run the Setup program). The Setup program then selects the optimized version of the download (up to 25% smaller) that is right for your PC (32-bit or 64-bit).
The built-in download manager lets you start, stop, and resume the download at any time.
Once Windows 8 Release Preview is downloaded, you choose how and when to install it. You can install on the current drive or you can make an ISO or bootable flash drive for installing Windows 8 Release Preview on another partition, virtual machine, or another PC (requires Windows Vista or Windows 7).
As an alternative to using Setup, Windows 8 Release Preview is also available to download as an ISO image.
The Windows 8 Release Preview Setup program will check to see if your PC can run Windows 8 Release Preview before downloading either the 32-bit (x86) or the 64-bit (x64) version and will select the architecture that’s currently installed on your PC.
If you prefer to choose a different architecture, you can download an ISO image. The table below shows the sizes of the download packages when using Setup.
|Download||Download package size (approximate)|
|32-bit (x86) Windows 8 Release Preview||1.6 GB|
|64-bit (x64) Windows 8 Release Preview||1.9 GB|
The easiest method is to start downloading from the Download Windows 8 Release Preview page. Once the download has completed, you have a couple of options:
- Run the Windows 8 Release Preview Setup program from the PC where you want to install the preview. (Setup checks to see if your PC is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows and provides you with the correct download.)
- Run the Windows 8 Release Preview Setup program and use the built-in tools for converting an ISO image into installation media, such as a DVD or USB bootable flash drive (requires Windows Vista,Windows 7, Windows Developer Preview, or Windows 8 Consumer Preview). You can then use this media to install the preview on another partition, virtual machine, or another PC.
If you don’t want to use the Windows 8 Release Preview Setup program, you can download an ISO image and use it to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive to install Windows 8 Release Preview.
If you install Windows 8 Release Preview using the Windows 8 Release Preview Setup program, you won’t need to enter a product key—the setup program automatically provides the product key.
If you create installation media, start your PC from the media, and then install Windows 8 Release Preview, you’ll need to enter this product key: TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF.
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