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Download and Install Windows 8.1 Preview

By: Arie Slob

Windows 8

Today at the Build 2013 in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview.

Before you download and install the preview, I would recommend you take a few minutes to read the Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ.


So you should only run this preview if you:

Now we got that out of the way, you can go to this page to start the update

If you're running Windows 8 Enterprise or the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation on your PC, you'll need to download the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files (these should be available tomorrow June 27th).

Once you have downloaded the initial update file, run it to update your system (Figure) Windows 8.1 Update.

Get Windows 8.1 update
After the update finishes you'll be asked to reboot, and once Windows re-starts you'll be offered the Windows 8.1 update from the Windows Store.

Download Windows 8.1 update
Since the file size is close to 2.5 GB (or just under 2 GB for the 32-bit version) it may take some time to download (depending on your bandwidth and how busy Microsoft's download servers are).

After downloading Windows will update itself. I'll publish a review of Windows 8.1 in the next few days.