New Windows 8 Simulator tool gives you an opportunity to virtually try Windows 8

So you may not want to download the Windows 8 Developer Preview and take the time and trouble to see how that works on a PC.

Bot, you may want to check out Windows 8. What to do?

Windows 8 Simulator may be what you’re looking for.

This is a simulation tool rather than a replacement for your existing operating system therefore it doesn’t affect the copy of Windows that you are using. The simulator runs in its own sandboxed window that cannot affect any other part of your system.

Obviously it’s not a full version of Windows 8 but it does give you a rough idea of what to expect in the next version of Windows.

Disclaimer: I haven’t tried it myself yet (been too busy) but it has a good rep online.

You can find out more and download a free copy at the Windows 8 Simulator review page.

  • Adolfo Pizarro Aguirre


  • Adrian

    I just tried this out, and it’s not very accurate.  It’s more like a demo of how someone wants Windows 8 to look.  The tiles simply open browser windows instead of Metro-style apps.

  • ECM2

    Microsoft should stop releasing demos like this as it just makes people want to switch to Android/Apple.