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Windows 8 Release Preview is a prerelease version of Windows 8 that focuses on people and apps and gives you powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. It's Windows reimagined. Windows 8 Release Preview is built on the rock-solid foundation ofWindows 7 and has the security and reliability features you expect from Windows, but we've made it even better. It's fast, and it's made to work on a variety of form factors-especially the new generation of touch devices.
Here's your chance to be one of the first to try it out. Similar to Consumer Preview, we'll be using information from Release Preview users to make the final product even better.
For detailed product and feature information, download the Windows 8 Release Preview Guide(available in English only).
We strongly recommend that only experienced PC users download Windows 8 Release Preview. Before you download the preview, you should weigh the pros and cons of installing software that's still in development. If you install the preview release, you'll get to try out the many new features, but you might also encounter errors that you wouldn't encounter using a released version of Windows.
You should consider downloading the Windows 8 Release Preview only if all of the following apply to you:
You like to use the latest software and enjoy experimenting with new technology.
You're comfortable backing up a PC, formatting a hard drive, and installing an operating system from scratch.
You feel comfortable troubleshooting PC problems yourself.
You don't mind updating software frequently.
You have the installation or recovery media and the knowledge to restore your previous operating system after you're done testing Windows 8 Release Preview.
Yes. Windows 8 Release Preview is stable and has been thoroughly tested, but it's not the finished product. Your PC could crash and you could lose important files. You should back up your data and you shouldn't test Windows 8 Release Preview on your primary home or business PC. You might also encounter problems like:
Software that doesn't install or work correctly, including antivirus or security programs.
Printers, video cards, or other hardware that doesn't work.
Difficulty accessing corporate or home networks.
Files that might become corrupted.
You should carefully balance the risks and rewards of trying out the Windows 8 Release Preview before you install it.