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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
By: Anthony Garreffa | Operating Systems News | Posted: Mar 2, 2012 6:34 am

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.




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?


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