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.



  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

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