Microsoft recently released final version of Windows 8 to MSDN and Technet subscribers.
Microsoft has now released a 90-day trial edition for its final version of Windows 8 operating system, which is slated to go on sale on October 26, 2012.
The trial is available only for the Enterprise edition of Windows 8 and is aimed at developers who intend to build apps, and IT administrators who want to try out the new OS before making their decision to migrate.
The Windows 8 Enterprise trial edition is available in 32 and 64 bits versions. To download the operating system, users need to have a subscription to Windows Live. Also, users need to have a 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 20GB of hard disk space as minimum setup requirement. A number of trial ISO images are also provided for a variety of languages in x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit)versions.
The Enterprise edition comes with all the features of Windows 8 Pro and is more business-focused. It has options such as Windows To Go (which allows Windows 8 installation from a USB key).
To download the trial pack, check these pointers:
1.The evaluation edition will expire and cannot be upgraded.
2.To upgrade, the evaluation must be uninstalled and a non-evaluation version of Windows must be reinstalled from your original installation media.
3.Consider running the evaluation edition in a virtual environment or installing on a separate hard drive or partition. The will allow you to upgrade your original Windows installation to Windows 8.
4.During registration (required) you must login with a Microsoft account and provide your name, e-mail address and country.
5.You are required to activate the product online within 10 days after installing.
6.Once the evaluation is installed, you cannot upgrade. To revert to a previous version of Windows, you must do a clean install from your original installation media.