Month before the official launch of the Microsoft Windows 8. The day after Microsoft claims that it completes the development cycle of the new operating system, the final copy of the Windows 8 leaked on various file sharing sites. But it said the relatively small size of the torrent file – 2.83 GB – may raise doubts if it is indeed the real deal, the site added.
[quote]“The ISO is named MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.ENTERPRISE-N.RTM.X64.VOLUMN.ENGLISH.NON_BOOT_DVD-SAMOVARWZT, the fact that the ISO is a tiny 2.83GB is strange, it could mean that the ISO doesn’t include a boot.wim file, hence the reason the words NON_BOOT_DVD are included in the name of the ISO. If this is the case, then it’s going to require some work in getting this to install,”[/quote]
The version leaked is an “N” edition of Windows 8 which does not include a bundled copy of Windows Media Player. Microsoft was forced to create the special N editions of Windows after the European Commission ruled in 2004 that it needed to provide a copy of Windows without Windows Media Player tied in. We reached out to Microsoft to comment and the company says it’s not discussing the leak.