Microsoft to release Windows 8 developer preview ISO bits later today

By Tom Warren, on 13th Sep 11 6:48 pm with 31 Comments

Windows 8 Start Screen

Microsoft is planning to release an early developer preview copy of Windows 8 today.

The Windows 8 Developer Preview will be made available alongside guides, tools, samples, forums, docs and other resources to build on Windows. Microsoft will distribute ISO copies of build 8102 Windows 8, a late Milestone 3 copy.

The download will be available at Microsoft’s Windows Dev Center at 8PM PST.

  • http://twitter.com/PeterKremzar Peter Kremzar

    Can’t wait to try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=545744852 Anonymous

    3AM GMT ugh. What about GMT +1 ?

    • ORM

      That’s just simple maths…. GMT +1 means +1 hour from GMT. So, if it’s 3AM GMT then 4AM GMT +1…. For British people, it’s 4AM as we’re on BST (GMT +1)..

  • Anonymous

    Do I have to be a registered developer?

    • Anonymous

      no, just visit the URL and download

    • Anonymous

      nope.. it’s free.. and doesn’t require activation..

  • Anonymous

    I’m really glad they’re releasing the developer tools as well. Thanks for caring Microsoft!

  • http://twitter.com/BasKoene Bas Koene

    Damn 4 AM for me :(

    • Flavio Bayer

      2AM on Brazil!

  • Guest

    Does it includes live tiles UI & other apps shown in the screenshot?

  • Anonymous

    will regular ppl be able to grab the ISO right from the site, or will we need developer ID ?

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

    Today will be the day that the Internet Blue Screens. :p

    I cant wait to get my hands on it :)

  • Alvaro

    Can be installed side by side with windows 7, to dual boot?

    • Gabi

      hopefully, otherwise we’ll need to run it in a VM

    • Nxwkev

      yes, i just installed it on my dell inspiron duo!!! LOVE IT!!! boosted my battery life by 1 hour!!!

  • Kieran

    How will I be able to instal this without deleting windows 7?

    • Anonymous

      resize your current partition with diskpart ,and boot the iso and choose the empty partition. im sure the windows 7 bootloader will pick up the new partition and ask you what you want to boot

  • Kieran

    How will I be able to instal this without deleting windows 7?

  • Faizoff

    Thanks for the link, can’t wait to download tonight. I really hope that it works on VMware, I don’t want to be bothered with a dual boot at this point.

    • Faizoff

      Found the answer in the USB article lol

  • Faizoff

    Also does anyone think this dev build will boot of a USB drive?

  • Brandon

    Downloading Right Now!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, it’s been out for like half an hour now, by the way. Looks like it came a bit early

    • Chris

      it was posted 11 hours ago as of 11:18PM PST. You posted your comment six hours ago. Pays to read the entire post. 

    • Anonymous

      First of all, 11:18PM PST was 4 minutes ago. Second, this article was posted 11 hours ago, and when the article was posted, the build was NOT available. Finally, the article states that it was going to be available at 8PM PST. I was simply pointing out that it came out early.

      So, uh, yeah, did you read the post? “The download will be available at Microsoft’s Windows Dev Center at 8PM PST.”

    • Chris

      Yes I did. You did not. You posted like you thought this post was posted late. Don’t get mad at me kid for you not reading… 

    • Anonymous

      *sigh* Please try to comprehend:
      Article posts this morning (13 hours ago) that release was going to be at 8PM PST (4 hours, 23 minutes ago)
      I post in afternoon when it ends up getting released early. (about 6 hours ago)

      This isn’t that hard to understand. The purpose of my post was simply to point out that it was released early for those reading, as the actual article for release had not yet been posted.

    • Chris

      it was posted 11 hours ago as of 11:18PM PST. You posted your comment six hours ago. Pays to read the entire post. 

    • Chris

      it was posted 11 hours ago as of 11:18PM PST. You posted your comment six hours ago. Pays to read the entire post. 

  • vanny

    It fully or not?

  • vanny

    It fully or not?