Microsoft have released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for worldwide slow download.

It’s going to be slow for a while as the whole planet tugs at the files but do yourself a favor and only download it from Microsoft links.

Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

I am pulling from those links and it’s slow as heck but I promise you that if you start looking for faster mirrors, you’ll end up with viruses and malware.

Happy 29th!

Way more to come.

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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  • Billy Moffat

    It’s asking me for a product key. Any ideas what that’s about?

    • Onuora Amobi

      Look for the key at the bottom after all the languages

      • Billy Moffat

        Ahh thanks. I missed that 😛

        I got it working using the 5MB guide program. It gave me the key and I tried it in the ISO – worked fine.

        3NJQY-JPB4W-FGV9R-MCDC8-7FMQW – it’s a different key to what they described

  • King Cobra

    Hurray!!! Downloading!!!!

  • Op_iliri


  • Golds

    had to go to dev center

  • Ed

    the compatibility reports that my Kaspersky anti-virus 2011 won’t work, and also iTunes (sounds bitter to me lol)