Just a few hours back, Microsoft released Windows 8 RTM to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. If you are not a TechNet or MSDN subscribers, you'll need to wait till October 26th, 2012 to get your hands on Windows 8 when it'll be released for public.
But here is a good news for all. Microsoft has released an absolutely free 90-day trial version of Windows 8 RTM to public. Everyone can download and use it for 3 months.
This free version is Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions are available as ISO images.
You can download Windows 8 RTM in following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.
No product key is required to install this Windows 8 RTM edition but you'll need to activate it within 10 days after installing it in your system. If you fail to activate Windows within 10-day grace period, or if your evaluation period expires, the desktop background will turn black, you will see a persistent desktop notification indicating that the system is not genuine, and the PC will shut down every hour losing unsaved work.
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit)
- Hard disk space: 20GB
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Please note that to access Windows Store and run apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1024x768. To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366x768.
You can download your free copy using following links:
If you don't want to install Windows 8 RTM but want to test its new features, you can install it in a virtualization software using simple steps given in following article:
You can also check out our exclusive Windows 8 review to learn more about Windows 8 features:
- [Windows 8 Review] What's New in Windows 8
- Windows 8 Hidden Secret Features and Useful Hotkeys
- Windows 8 RTM Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)