Exclusive: Windows 8 SKU revealed in Consumer preview

We have posted couple of days back that Windows 8 would have only 3 SKU, but the Windows 8 consumer release says something else. According to the registry files in Windows 8 consumer preview, Windows 8 won’t have just the SKU available in Windows 7 but some more as well. The complete lit of SKU available in Windows 8 according to the registry file is-

  • Windows 8 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows 8 Enterprise Eval edition
  • Windows 8 Home Basic Edition
  • Windows 8 Home Premium edition
  • Windows 8 ARM edition
  • Windows 8 Professional edition
  • Windows 8 Professional Plus edition
  • Windows 8 Starter edition
  • Windows 8 Ultimate edition

Here is the screenshot of registry file from Windows 8 consumer preview-

And here is the image of same registry key from Windows 7-

We already knew that Windows 8 ARM would be released, but seeing Windows 8 professional plus in the list was definitely a surprise.

 

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