Download Windows 8 Developer Preview Build ISO (32-bit & 64-bit)

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Like Windows 7 Public betas Microsoft has made the first Windows 8 Developer Preview build publicly available for download to all Windows enthusiast.  Unlike Windows 7, Microsoft did managed to keep tight lied on Windows 8 leaks and it was worth the wait for first official preview build since all the new Metro UI and features can be seen on in this Windows 8 Developer Preview which Microsoft demoed today at Build conference.

Windows 8 Developer Preview is available in ISO format for 32-bit and 64-bit OS. Also Microsoft had made Windows 8 Developer Preview Build along with developer tools (x64) ISO. It should be noted that developer preview is pre-beta version hence it may or may not work correctly and should be available on production machines.

All the machines capable of running Windows 7 should be able to run Windows 8 developer preview without any issue however if you are wondering what are the idea specs for running Windows 8 then check the below list,

1. 1 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

2. 1 Gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

3. 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

4. DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

5. Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch

In order to install Windows 8 Developer Preview you would require to burn ISO files on DVD. You can use Windows Disc Image Burner which comes with Windows 7.

Download Windows 8 Developer Preview Build ISO

Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools (x64).

Windows 8 Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64).

Windows 8 Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86).

 

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Captain America – Windows 7 Themes

Captain America theme for windows 7 is now available. Feel free to download this theme at  Windows Download Center.

CaptainAmerica

 

The Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios film Captain America: The First Avenger comes alive in all its explosive, gritty glory with this free theme for Windows 7. Includes dramatic stills that capture the vintage military uniforms, chunky laboratory equipment, and other production details that make this alternative history feel so vivid and real.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/captain-america-theme

Farewell Microsoft® My Phone Service‏

Microsoft-My-Phone-LogoThe Windows Phone Team sent a final notice to all Windows Mobile 6.x  users regarding the shutting down of the Microsoft® My Phone Service‏.  Sad to say, I’m affected on this impact because I’m a Windows Mobile 6.5 user too. Microsoft® My Phone was big help for me because every time I reset  to factory default, I sync my contacts, documents, photos on  this service.

But don’t worry, because all my My Phone content such as  Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos will move to Windows Live SkyDrive starting August 7, 2011.

It’s time to say farewell Microsoft® My Phone.

Below is the letter I received from  The Windows Phone Team

FINAL NOTICE: Shut-down of Microsoft® My Phone Service

August 6, 2011

Dear Windows Mobile 6.x customer,

Microsoft will be discontinuing the My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. Because you may be affected, please review the information below.

My Phone To Be Discontinued

On August 7, 2011, the My Phone service will stop saving content from phones to the My Phone service. If you use the My Phone service to back up the content on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone, you will be affected.

Starting on August 7, 2011, Microsoft will begin moving your My Phone content to Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s free online storage service that helps you access and share your files such as photos and Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos from your My Phone account will be moved to SkyDrive for you. Once moved, you will be able to access this content by logging into SkyDrive using the Windows Live ID that you used to register for the My Phone service.

Other content types, including videos, music, documents and favourites will not be moved from My Phone to SkyDrive for you. If you want this content, you must save it from the My Phone service to your local PC.

On October 6, 2011, the My Phone website at http://www.microsoft.com/myphone will no longer be available. On this date, you will no longer be able to log in to the My Phone service to access your content stored to the My Phone service. Microsoft will continue to store your My Phone content for one (1) year. A copy of your content can be shipped to you on a CD/DVD upon request until October 5, 2012.

Take Action

To learn more about the My Phone service shutdown, including information about your content moving to Windows Live SkyDrive and how to save other content to your local PC, please visit this web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2557520

Microsoft is committed to making this transition easy. In the meantime, we want to sincerely thank you for your use of Windows Mobile 6.x.

-The Windows Phone Team