Microsoft has released the trial version of its Windows 8 Enterprise Edition for users and developers across the world. This announcement is targeted towards professionals engaged in developing Windows 8 apps and those working in the IT sector.
The trial version is valid for 90 days and is already available for download. With this version, users can have a hands-on experience with the latest operating system before the OS makes its debut on October 26,this year.
The latest Windows 8 Enterprise version has in store similar features as that of Windows 8 Pro version. As per analysts, this version is bound to be more business-friendly.
This claim is significant with the implementation of a new feature known as ‘Windows to Go’ which is considered to be a new method that uses a USB key for running the Windows 8 installation.
The trial version is available in mainly two options namely 32-bits and 64-bits. Interested users must have access and subscription with Windows 8 Live for the downloading of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition trial version. The registration process can be done by logging in to the Microsoft account and then entering the name, e-mail address and country name.
The minimum system requirements for downloading and installation of this latest operating system on the computer includes a 1GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM storage capacity, 20GB Hard Disk Space and a Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM Driver graphics card.
Microsoft has made it clear that users will not be able to upgrade their device after the completion of the 90-day trial period. Users will have to uninstall the evaluation version and then install a commercial version of Windows 8 for upgrading. It is advisable to take a back up of data and files before the installation of the trial version. Backing up of the files must be repeated once the trial version expires too.
For more on the 90-day trial version of Windows 8 Enterprise, check out the dedicated website at msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/jj554510.aspx.