Windows 8 Release Preview apparently seems like a combination of windows 7 and mobile firmwares like iOS or android as it has all the features of windows 7 plus the features you see in your latest mobile or tablet like an app store, animations and much more. Microsoft has fulfilled their dream of making an OS which can be used in computers and tablets simultaneously. With a very sensitive  touch, having a new browser and connection with cloud, it has attracted a large number of people so that more than 1 million downloads have been recorded within first 24 hours of its release and more are coming.

As the increase in the crave of windows 8 release preview, people would love to have an easy guide to upgrade from their old operating systems (Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Developer Preview, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP) to this astonishing window. It might be possible that you can’t keep your files, settings and programs depending upon your old OS.

So here’s how to update your current windows version to the windows 8 customer preview.

STEP 1: First of all you need to download the setup file from the link given below. Provide your country name, valid email and click on “windows 8 release preview”. It will ask you to download a program named “windows 8 release preview upgrade assistant. Save it to the location of your choice.

Download Windows 8 Release Preview

Download Windows 8 Release Preview

STEP 2: Now run the update assistant. Before downloading, the assistant will automatically check the compatibility of your system with windows 8 and will make a printable report. Then it will automatically select the suitable system either 32-bit or 64-bit for you.

Windows 8 Upgrade Assistance Checking Initializing

STEP 3: After checking the compatibility, it will show you the product key for the windows. Note it down somewhere to use it thereafter.

Windows 8 Release Preview Product Key

STEP 4: Now it will start downloading. Note that you can pause and resume the download using the built-in feature of your system.

Windows 8 Release Preview Downloading

STEP 5: As the download completes, it will start preparing the setup files

STEP 6:  Finally it will ask you the way you want to install your windows 8.

Install Windows 8 Release Preview

For detailed installation instructions visit the FAQ section of windows 8 Release preview.

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