Do You Want To Be One of the First to Preview Windows 8?

by Jennifer Sikora

Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 is now ready to preview! I’m so excited to hear about this! I love my Windows 7 and have learned to do so much with it, but now –Windows 8 has arrived on the scene.

Windows 8 has been designed to work on devices like touch tablets, laptops, desktops, and all in one machines. There are so many new features and things I think are fabulous and will do a wonderful job keeping me and you organized in the future!

Some things you should know before installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 is in the preview stage, so before you download it and get all involved, you need to make sure that you are ready for it.

~The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is just that: a preview of what’s to come.

~If a list of hardware specs is a little overwhelming for you, or you’re not sure what you’d do if something unexpected happened, this might not be the time to dive in.

You’ll need the right hardware in order to download it. Click HERE to visit the Windows Experience Blog to make sure you have the right requirements to download it.

What you can do with Windows 8

Move easily between PCs, courtesy of the cloud: Because of the cloud, you no longer need a jump drive or external drive to transfer files. All of your photos, files, music and more is one place–the cloud.

Type and click, or swipe and tap: Now that there are touch pc’s on the market, all of your tasks will become a lot easier! If you have been using a smartphone for any length of time, then you will already be familiar with the touch capability.

These are just a couple of the wonderful things that you can do with Windows 8. To find out the full complete list, visit HERE and read about sharing, Windows Defender, Bing search, Internet Explorer 10 and so much more!

So, are you excited about this release of Windows 8?

Please Note: We are Windows Champion Bloggers and Office Ambassadors. Microsoft is sponsoring this post. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.




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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Dianna March 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I am definitely interested in it. Not sure yet about how excited I am over it.

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2 ZxGuy March 4, 2012 at 11:56 am

I’m sure Windows 8 will be great operating system

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3 Leon March 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

Microsoft is doing a pretty good job of reinventing itself, thanks in part to hiring the marketing guru that helped Apple with the Mac vs PC commercials many of us liked watching. I agree that Windows 7 has been a major improvement over the past few operating systems that just weren’t compelling. If they want to remain competitive, Microsoft will need to continue developing software that is “tablet friendly.” If I were them, I would pay close attention to the growing android tablet market as I am not convinced that they see themselves working closely with Apple even though they are grabbing a lot of the market now.

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4 Lisa March 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

Oh wow I didn’t realize they already had version 8 out to preview. Thanks for the update. I work for a company where I provide technical support and one of my questions is to make sure they have the latest version of Windows – but we’re not compatible with anything past Windows 7. I’ll have to keep checking this out. I’m not sure if I’ll upgrade right away though. Took me long enough to get used to Windows 7!

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