The long awaited preview version of Windows 8 is finally here! All the enthusiasts can now download it for Free from Microsoft website. The 64-bit version is around 3.3 GB in size while the 32-bit version is just under 2.5 GB. The downloads links are in ISO disk image format. Once the download is completed, the ISO file can be burned to a DVD for installation.
The Free Windows 8 Download Links for the English version is here:
Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749
Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39
The following Product Key can be used to install this free version of Windows 8:
Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J
The Windows 8 consumer preview is available in many languages other than English such as Chinese (Simplified), French, German and Japanese. The free download links for these alternative language version of Windows 8 is available from here.
This free download of Windows 8 is a consumer preview version made available by Microsoft. As a result it may be unstable and prone to many bugs or glitches. This version of Windows 8 must not be used in a computer with important data. It is highly recommended that users test this version in a virtual machine environment such as vMware. If a virtualization solution is not available please backup all important data in to an external hard drive before proceeding with the installation.