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90-day trial of the FINAL version of Windows 8 (RTM) now available to download!

Microsoft just released the Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation to the developers building Windows 8 apps, IT professionals interested in trying Windows 8 Enterprise on behalf of their organization and to the public today, but if you really want to try at what's coming in the final version of Windows 8 ahead of its debut on October 26th, then you can download the 90-day trial of the Enterprise version right after the jump.

Download the Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation:
Download - 32-bit (x86) version
Download - 64-bit (x64) version

Things to Know Before You Start

  • The evaluation edition will expire and cannot be upgraded.
  • To upgrade, the evaluation must be uninstalled and a non-evaluation version of Windows must be re-installed from your original installation media.
  • Consider running the evaluation edition in a virtual environment or installing on a separate hard drive or partition. The will allow you to upgrade your original Windows installation to Windows 8.
  • During registration (required) you must login with a Microsoft account and provide your name, e-mail address and country.
  • You are required to activate the product online within 10 days after installing.
  • Once the evaluation is installed, you cannot upgrade. To revert to a previous version of Windows, you must do a clean install from your original installation media.

System Requirements
Windows 8 works on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 20 GB
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active
  • Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
  • Internet access (ISP fees might apply)

Source: MSDN Evaluation Center

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