Windows 8 dev preview downloaded 500,000 times

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 20:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during his keynote at BUILD today in California, that there have already been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8 developer preview which launched yesterday evening. The preview comes with the new interface, better desktop performance, and a new interface for tablets called Metro. MS also confirmed yesterday Xbox Live would be included with W8, with more details to be announced at a later date. The Windows 8 developer preview can be downloaded here. Thanks, Newowin.

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  1. someguy2

    Downloaded it. Can’t use it though since it doesn’t run in the virtual machine software and there’s no way I’m clean installing it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Maximum Payne

    I first wanted to try regular 32 bit version and when I download my windows 7 64 BIT tell my I can’t launch it LOL
    I downloaded and you can only install on same particion where you have windows or run it through virtual box which sucks

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Fin


    I ran it in VMWare Fusion no problem at all.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Schindet Nemo

    @1 Works fine with Oracle’s VirtualBox

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I can well believe half a million people downloaded it given the speed of Windows Update last night. >-(

    #5 3 years ago