Microsoft has unveiled its latest OS edition Windows 8. To install this new Operating Systems from Microsoft, the system requirements can be your existing configuration as nothing additional has been informed by company. A system that runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 is good enough to have Windows 8 installed. If you are still particular about the minimum requirements to run Windows 8 on your system; the below are the configuration details.
System Requirement to Install Windows 8
The minimum technical requirement includes – any windows machine that has 1 GB RAM, 16 GB (and above) Hard Disk space and Processor with a Speed not less than 1 GHz. If you are trying to install a 64-bit version of Windows 8 then you will require 2 GB RAM.
Where can I Download Windows 8?
Confirming the above system requirements, you can go ahead and download or upgrade to Windows 8 Professional edition. The price is $39.99 (Rs. 1999.5 if you are in India) and this price is available unchanged until January 2013. Price seems to be quite reasonable.
Before releasing the actual version, Microsoft has let the enthusiasts to download a free preview version for testing. The preview edition is no more available for download. However the actual version has been released and you can still download the evaluation copies.
Before buying the actual Windows 8 Pro pack here is the option to try it for free. Go to msdn.microsoft.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the following image. Based on your requirement, you can choose between 32-bit (x86) version and 64-bit (x64) version.
As said in this above page, this download is available for developers but consumers can also download to give a try of the Windows 8 OS for free. This copy will expire in 90-days time as it is just a trial copy.
The universal product key for Windows 8 is TK8TP-9JN6P-7X7WW-RFFTV-B7QPF.