Windows 8 evaluation for developers

Windows 8 evaluation for developers

Found 16th Aug 2012
The Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day evaluation is available to developers to build and test Windows 8 apps on the final version of Windows 8. After installing Windows 8, go to the Windows Dev Center developer downloads page to install Visual Studio 2012 and related tools to build Windows 8 apps.

About This Evaluation

This evaluation provides a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available as ISO images in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish. In order to use this evaluation, you must register and the product must be activated online with Microsoft-hosted activation and validation services. Microsoft does not provide technical support for this software.

Is the evaluation edition really for you?

This is intended for developers building Windows 8 apps and IT professionals interested in trying Windows 8 Enterprise on behalf of their organization. If you qualify under one of the following programs listed below, you may already have access to the final bits and do not need to download this 90-day evaluation.
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its not a freebie if windows gets people to test its product and give reviews and then charges them for the full product which was because of their persistance........
It's well worth installing one of the 90 day trials of Win8 that are currently around if you're considering paying for it (it' easy to set it up to dual-boot with your current OS if you check out how to do it first). It's very different from previous versions and most people seem to hate it - but try it first and make your own mind up. It's certainly fast and stable; I'm using it on a very low spec, elderly laptop and it runs brilliantly, unfortunately I'm finding it horrible to use (I'm sure it'd be much better with a touchscreen). So horrible that I prefer Vista!
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