It seems like Microsoft is getting ready to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for download.

A reader sent us a tip that the Bing Windows 8 start page is up again.

The link in the bottom left takes you to the Microsoft Windows 8 Preview page.

Windows 8 consumer preview page

Windows 8 consumer preview page

Hat tip to reader Devilking.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Jan_homan

    That’s great news!

  • Faubertrobert


  • Daniel Nak

    Super news! Cant wait to check that out! The Developers Preview was awesome!

    • Eaglewingpct

      Developers Preview sucked!!!!

  • Dobest Possible

    Thank you Onuora 🙂

    • Onuora Amobi

      That’s the developer preview. It hasn’t been updated yet to the Consumer Preview.

  • Rob

    Did they fix the Windows 7 problem of not being able to manually arrange the order of photo files with a folder ?

  • W E C

    For photo’s the best program I have found for any system is ACDsee Pro

  • Fabianedwards36

    that nice 

  • NeroDMCry

    any date =)?

    • Onuora Amobi

      Wednesday 9am eastern time.

      • Sbhood

        can u make a bootable dvd disk for Window 8?

  • Twingdings

    How much will the retail price be

    • Onuora Amobi

      You’ll find out in Q3 or Q4

  • john

    can’t wait 🙂

  • Shane

    will the ARM version be available for tablet users?

    • Onuora Amobi

      I doubt it. Not in the next couple of days anyway…

  • Indra Nawawi Daeng Parani

    Dear Onuora,

    That’s nice, Microsoft letting us to taste the new Windows Product. I’ve downloaded the Windows 8 Guide and I’ll read later, it’s out of reach to get a quick result downloading The Windows 8 Developing Preview, it’ll take hours to do it. My flash internet connection ability is low. Usualy I use the phone internet connection but the lightnings in this area won’t let me, now I’m using the flash modem. I understand that The Build-in Windows 8 Preview in English, 32-bit(x86) needs 2,8 GB space, and to build the Metro style apps we have to download Windows 8 Preview developer tools, 64-bit(x64) which is impossible. I was thinking maybe if the experiment sound good, then there will be a series of Windows Product on my dell inspiron 8600; Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 without the Metro apps, under a single Boot Manager. Thank you. 

  • Alan

    Thanks so much for keeping all of us up to date with this Onuora . I personally am very grateful as I know so many others are as well   Thank you so much again !

  • Jon

    So far like it 🙂 It’d be very nice if Socialite works on this version.