Windows 8 Consumer Preview was downloaded 1 million times in 24 hours

Windows 8 Consumer Preview flew past 1 million downloads, took just 24 hours.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Mar 2 2012 12:34 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview came out just a little over 24 hours ago, and has enjoyed an insane 1 million-plus downloads in those 24 hours. This is a runaway success for Microsoft, which is pretty much going all-in with their next-generation OS.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview was downloaded 1 million times in 24 hours | TweakTown.com

Considering that over 1 million people downloaded the OS, the servers handled it pretty damn well. I personally had no issues with the download, with it maxing out my 8Mbit connection. I also didn't notice a single person on my Facebook news feed whinging, so that's a good sign, isn't it? Or maybe I don't have enough friends?

Microsoft broke the news on their BuildingWindows8 Twitter feed, saying "One day later... one million downloads of the consumer preview.

Have you downloaded it yet? Your thoughts on Windows 8 thus far?

NEWS SOURCE:twitter.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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