Windows 8 Consumer Preview registry entry reveals 9 Editions


Prime VIP
Staff member
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

If we compare this to the different Windows 7 editions, then the new ones that stand out are the Enterpise Eval edition, ARM edition and Professional Plus edition. The Enterprise Eval edition sounds like an ‘Eval’uation version of Windows, but we aren’t too sure as to what features will be present or not, for that matter. The ARM edition is pretty straightforward and will be shipped mostly directly to OEMs. We hardly think they would sell this edition in retail, since ARM devices that are designed to run Win 8, will come bundled with it and it’s a bit unlikely that existing ARM devices will be upgradeable to Win 8.