Download the New Windows 8 Consumer Preview Beta Right Now, for Free!

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Microsoft has just updated the Windows 8 preview page to reflect the fact that the Consumer Preview is already available for download. This time, it’s not just a simple ISO file to download – you’ll need to run the company’s upgrade advisor. So far, however, it’s pretty slick.

It’s pretty impressive that the company analyzes your current software, sees authorized programs like iTunes (a competitor’s product!) and reminds you to deauthorize them. Really good move, Microsoft.

We’ll have a more in depth look at how the platform has changed later today. Until then, check out the download for yourself, hit up our special series on Windows 8 – The W8 for 8 – and sound off in our forums as to your thoughts and expectations for the future of Microsoft’s Windows. 

 

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