This is it folks!, the last pre-release build of Windows 8 has been released (dubbed as the Release preview) and is available for download (links given at the end). The build contains some changes and improvements over the last build dubbed as Consumer preview.
After this build release, finally the RTM version will be released, which the company suggests will contain many more changes.Usually the RC version of Windows had been a precise reflection of the final product and is somewhat the main decisive factors which allows users to choose their future upgrade plans.
With previous RTM versions containing minor changes over the RC version, much is to be expected from the final Windows 8 build. As for this RC version, many users faced unusual problems in the Consumer preview which hopefully would have been fixed with this release.
Following are the minimum system requirements for this version :-
- Processor : 1 GHZ
- Ram : 1 GB (32bit) , 2 GB(64bit)
- HDD Space : 16 GB (32bit) , 20 GB(64bit)
- GPU : Microsoft Direct X 9 Graphics Device
Without any further ado, grab your piece of Windows 8 excitement for your appropriate architecture from the following direct official links from Microsoft :-
Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview (64-bit)
Sha 1 hash — 0xD76AD96773615E8C504F63564AF749469CFCCD
Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview (32-bit)
Sha 1 hash — 0x8BED436F0959E7120A44BF7C29FF0AA962BDEFC9