Tom Warren at theVerge is reporting that the final build of Windows 8 (8250) is expected to get signed off on this coming Friday.

More significant is the news of a download time:

Microsoft will unveil its Windows 8 Consumer Preview work during a special event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next Wednesday. We are told that the company will release the preview to the public at the beginning of the event, which kicks off at 3PM CET (9AM ET). Build 8250 includes a number of preinstalled games and applications, as well as the new Windows 8 logo.

Time to start your engines..

Remember, you can find moderately priced Windows 8 Tablets at :

Microsoft Store –
Amazon –

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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  • Paul

    Thanks onuora for all of your time,effort and information.

    • Onuora Amobi

      My pleasure..

  • Sfnokc

    will there be a link to download it

    • Onuora Amobi

      Yup. Look for the links here –

  • Charly Olah

    Thanks Onoura for all

    • Onuora Amobi

      My pleasure

  • Khalidroc

    Thanks big fella 🙂

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Yashodeep96

    can i know when it is releasing on indian standard time please?

  • Cybernes16

    Can I downloadit here in the Philippines

  • Jfbetel

    Onuora,Always on top of things,My thanks to you and keep up the good work!!!!

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Entrailnu

    I am kind of excited about windows 8 but it needs to be redone. More widgets and more extras. I know, we always want more.

  • Howlinj

    Will I have to wipe my drive of any other O/S to install the download of Windows 8?

    • Onuora Amobi

      Sounds like a question for the knowledgebase. (shameless plug)

    • Gringo

      It would be wise to create a new partition to test this unless Windows 8 comes up with a testing method. You could create a partition to test which would require at least 20GB while using the dual boot system which will be automatic if you choose the clean install and select the created partition.

  • Sbates1712

    as a matter of interest although ill download the beta for my computer to test it. When it becomes available for the rc version will there be a version available to update my windows 7 phone as well as my computer

  • Sanket

    For how much time will the beta version be valid. Is it free of cost?

    • Onuora Amobi

      Free. Not sure how long valid.

  • Roberto

    Thank you Onuora for all the Win8 info!

    Regards from Chile.

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Indra Nawawi Daeng Parani

    Dear Onuora,

    What in the world was that? Microsoft is going to unveil it’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview work in Barcelona, Spain next Wednesday, and will reveil the preview to the public at the beginning of the event and give away all the preinstalled games and applications including the chosen logo? Well, I have to be well prepared now, knowing who will guarantee that my Dell inspiron 8600 can become a save haven when Windows 8 landed down to earth on the machines, I hope what was said earlier that Windows 8 is still using the previous Windows 7 engine was precisely true, then it’s a good news, but in the case when the downloading fail due to my poor flash modem, better late than never, I’ll contact my local vendor very soon after the given date and hope it’ll work. Thank you. 

  • darkpr0fit

    First rate job keeping us informed Onuora, thanks. 

    • Onuora Amobi


  • Gringo

    Like the Idea, I can’t wait to test this, if it works as good as Windows 7 it should be OK but if it works like Vista, you mad had taken a step back. Not to mention that I think that Windows XP wa and is the best program today  since it took off in late 2001.
    The problem with modern OS are that they consume way to many resources as the updates and fixes come about. Simple Example is Windows XP, it required 128 mb including the virus and a couple of secondary programs and it ran just fine, NOW, the same program with the same computer reguires 1500mb just to run fairly. In todays day you need a processor well over 3.0 and 4gigs of memory because it is needed for consumption.
    While IE needed 32mb to run 10 years ago, now it needs 512mb, this is the problem with modern programs but that is the way software vendors make their money.

    • Penta2100

      Honestly, vista isn’t that bad. Well that is if you run it on a quad core with 8 gigs of ram, LOL. Then the OS will be happy!

  • Howlinj

    Thank you Gringo very much for the info.
    All the best

  • Giusagio

    thanks for the news onuora… Hello from Italy!

    • Onuora Amobi

      Hi there!

  • Dandude

    I’m a little skeptical about the new release of windows. Historically Microsoft puts out a decent O.S. and then a dog. Windows 95 was revolutionary. Windows 98 until the second edition a dog. Win98 second edition Decent, WinMe Dog, Xp Decent, Vista Dog, Win7 Decent. I’m afraid it’s time for a dog!

  • Larry Poon

    Its now 9:09am !!!!