If you’ve been itching to get your hands on a more stable copy of Windows 8, you can download the consumer preview right now from Microsoft.
Just download the Consumer Preview Setup exe from the page linked below, and it will decide which version of Windows 8 is right for your system. It’ll tell you which of your apps are compatible with Windows 8 (if you want to upgrade your current system), grab you a product key, and download any tools you may need to create an ISO or bootable flash drive. If you prefer, though, you can just grab a regular old ISO image here, in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors. While you can upgrade your system to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, only upgrading from Windows 7 will be treated as a full upgrade. Upgrading from XP or the Windows 8 Developer Preview will only save your user accounts and files, but you’ll lose your Windows settings and programs (so you may want to dual-boot or install it in a virtual machine instead). You can read more about the system requirements and other details at the FAQ. Hit the link below to download it, and stay tuned for more details on what you’ll find inside the Consumer Preview.
Click to download Windows 8.