Download Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO image

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Microsoft to release Windows 8 — developer preview copy — later today. 

There is going to be 2 different Windows 8 ISO images that you can download, the first one will be Windows 8 Developer Preview alongside tools, samples, guides, documentation and other type of resources to start building applications on Windows. And the second image is just a clean Windows 8 with none of the additional resources.

It is important to note that these copies of Windows 8 are not intended to replace any version of Windows that you may be running right now, as there still a lot work to be done, but you can still download Windows 8 and play with it. 


  • Available Sept 13, 8PM PST (14/9/2011 03:00 GMT)
  • X86 (32 and 64-bit)
  • With Tools + Apps or just Apps
  • No Activation
  • The version that is going to be available is the Milestone 3, build 8102, version 6.2.8102.
  • No support is will be available in this developer preview copy.

The download will be available at Microsoft’s Windows Dev Center starting at 8PM PST. Or get the direct direct download links.

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