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Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images

Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO files (.iso) are provided as an alternative to using Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup. If you are on a PC running Windows and want to install the consumer preview on another partition, another PC, or a virtual machine, click here and select the respective one

System Requirements

Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great 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 or higher
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
  • To access 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

March 31, 2012 Posted by | Desktop line, Microsoft, Software, Windows 8 | , | Leave a comment

Windows Server 8 – In a “Metro Style”…i think i’m gonna love this!!!

Windows Server 8 beta version is out, soon after the Windows 8 consumer preview…and Installing of the beta version requires a minimum 1.4 GHz 64 bit processor, 512 MB RAM and 32 GB of free disk space and upgrade path for this version of Server 8 is from a Windows Server 2008 R2…The two ways of Windows Server 8 installation: Server Core (POWER SHELL…love to be back like the old days..DOS), which is the option Microsoft recommends and Server with a GUI Installation.

Features as

  1. Installation itself…fastest installation..
  2. Metro style…not like Windows 8 desktop theme…but on the server, each core program will represent a tile….cool
  3. Server Manager…provides a centralized view of all logged events, services, and performance alerts on the local and all remote servers. The Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) gives recommendations for optimizing roles by scanning and reporting any best practice violations and its now located within the new Server Manager dashboard.
  4. Resilient File System (ReFS) offering and advantages over NTFS, such as extremely scalable volume size and pushes the maximum file length beyond the 255 characters. ReFS is anticipated to be used mostly in conjunction with Server 8’s Storage Spaces feature for automatically repairing data corruption…will see
  5. Microsoft Online Backup Service is encrypted cloud backup for Windows 8 beta servers….Internet bandwidth…hmmmm
  6. Metro Style RDP …oooooo
  7. Remote Desktop Services and VoIP Integration…i really need to see this one
  8. Cluster Aware Updating Self-Updating Mode…is used to provide high availability of data and applications using multi servers, or to provide increased processing power. In Windows Server 8’s they introduced to Cluster Aware Updating (CAU)—a feature in which all nodes in a cluster are updates in an automated way with no downtime of machines in the cluster.
  9. Hyper-V …Increased Memory and VHD capacity on Server 8 ..VHD now supports to 64TB…till today it was only 1TB???.
  10. SMB encryption

I think now the action time….we all waiting for a long time to get a good look and feel…Microsoft attempted it on Vista..and got hurt!!!…i think this time will be a stable platform like windows 7…best of luck to team

March 3, 2012 Posted by | Desktop line, Microsoft, Server line, Software, Windows 8, Windows Live | , , , | Leave a comment


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