At BUILD today Microsoft just announced that the same version of Windows 8 Developer Preview we've been using on Samsung tablets for the past day will be available at 8 PM PST this evening. More details and the ISO will be available on dev.windows.com for anyone with a Live ID to download and try out.

The platform preview will receive updates as development progresses, and has no mandatory activation. 

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  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Now I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. Reply
  • davepermen - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    guess I'll have to get up early. Problem is, how to find sleep right now, after this exciting presentation?

    Hmm..
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  • tipoo - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Drive partitioned and ready :P Reply
  • Aikouka - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Given being released as an ISO, I assume this build will be for x86 only? While probably infeasible at this point, an ARM release would be interesting since it seems the biggest take-away from this release is the Metro interface. I could finally put that TouchPad to good use. ;) Reply
  • dagamer34 - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    x64 with sample apps and developer tools, and x86 or x64 for just the build with the sample apps.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/13/welc...
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  • RaLX - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - link

    Download site is up, I'm downloading as I write. Reply
  • Arnulf - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    "... will be available on dev.windows.com for anyone with a Live ID ..."

    Downlaod is not restricted to those with abovementioned ID ???
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  • Arnulf - Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - link

    And the image refuses to boot on M$ VirtualPC 2007 virtual machine which exceeds minimum requirements. The error reported is HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED. Reply

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