You can download Windows 8 RTM now!
Before you wonder what RTM means, please allow us to tell you that it means ‘Release To Manufacturing’. This means Windows 8 RTM is the build or version you would see in the retail market, once Microsoft releases the new operating system. Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 RTM is ready for people to download.
This version is basically for developers who might need the build that’s going into manufacturing to test their applications and see if they’re working fine. But Microsoft is not restricting anyone from downloading it. The trial period for this version is only 90 days and is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions in various languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean apart from English and other major European languages.
Though there’s a bit of sad news that comes along with this version. Windows 8 RTM cannot be upgraded and the evaluation edition will expire. You need to activate this version within 10 days after installing it. And once you activate this version, you cannot upgrade it to Windows 8 once it releases in the market. You need to do a fresh installation if you need to install Windows 8. To know more about this, read the complete story here.
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