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Windows 8 Customer Preview- User Review

Updated on April 24, 2012

Those folks looking for a cool new computing experience look no further Windows 8 has entered the digital arena, and we have the info here to provide folks with how it all works.

In order to get Windows 8 the user must be have at least 2g of ram on their laptop or desktop, 250g hard drive space, and be running Windows Vista, or Windows 7.

The way it works is you can either go to the Microsoft website, and search there for the download, you can search on Google, or get the download here.

At the end of this hub will be all the download information for folks to gain access, but prior to downloading make sure that you either would like to change completing over to Windows 8 by allowing your entire operating system, and hard drive to fully accept the download, or you can also download it into a USB flash drive, if ones available, as an external file to be used at a future date.


Building "Windows 8" By Jensen Harris Director of Program management @ Microsoft

Things to know prior to downloading Windows 8

Make sure to copy the product key, and store it somewhere for safe keeping, so as to keep up with any new Windows 8 calls to action once its time to fully activate your new Win 8 operating system, and once the time comes for Microsoft to make it open to the public for purchase. Windows 8 will not work on XP operating systems or below, so make sure not to attempt to upgrade any older versions of windows before Vista.

This new operating system is really unique with multiple hidden menu features, social customizations, X-box compatibility, windows media center synchronization, Windows live connectivity, and it brings the entire online Cloud to the desktop experience, as auto streams of information are poring onto the cool slick windows icons. The icons can be played with, by moving them around from side to side, and up & down in differing positions, you can add them and remove them, and there's many other features of the entertainment level features, that some are only operable via a windows live account.

I believe Windows 8 will definitely help to transcend the older much more primitive desktop experience that people world wide have grown accustomed to utilizing, but not fully understanding in its full embrace.

Thanks to Bill Gates and his team of network engineers, computer engineers, and countless experts they have definitely done it again, and brought the web or cloud to the computing desktop experience in such a way that people have been in need of, ever since the mobile world has taken to the applications arena, or also known as mobile app's experience.

Win 8 Review by Lab Rats


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hi @Stacie thanks for visiting the new Windows 8 hub I recently wrote. Yeah it is truly different indeed, but it also allows people to default back to the older Win 7 version as well, and I also believe Vista for those who choose to upgrade from it.

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      Stacie L 5 years ago

      This looks so different.I just bought windows 7 a year ago!A good review.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @iamaudraleigh, glad you like the hub, and can appreciate the effort I put into it all.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I hope to get this! Thank you for a great review!