Microsoft Windows 8 1 Preview (x86 x64) ENG - TL |
Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview are prerelease versions of Windows 8.1. They build on Windows 8 and bring you more ways to stay productive, have fun, and do all the things you need and want to do on your PC.
Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview include enhancements in personalization, search, apps, the Windows Store, and cloud connectivity, and have the security and reliability features you expect from Windows. They're fast, and made to work on a variety of form factorsespecially the new generation of touch devices.
Heres your chance to be one of the first to try out the preview. We'll use your feedback to make the final product even better.
For detailed product and feature information, download the Windows 8.1 Preview Product Guide.
There are two ways to install Windows 8.1 Preview: through the Windows Store or through the ISO.
If you're running Windows 8 in one of the 13 languages that the preview is available in, we strongly recommend that you download the preview from the Windows Store. When you install from the Store, you can't create installation media but must download the preview directly from the Windows Store. If you're running Windows RT, the only way you can update is through the Store. To see if you can update through the Store, see Download Windows 8.1 Preview.
If you're running Windows 8 and you don't use any of the 13 languages the preview is available in, you'll need to install using the ISO.
If you're running Windows 8 Enterprise, you'll need to install the preview using the ISO.
Windows 8.1 Preview (x64) - DVD (English)
Windows 8.1 Preview (x86) - DVD (English)
Uninstalling the preview isn't supported. However, it may be possible to restore your entire system to its factory condition.
If your PC came with Windows 8 you may be able to restore it back to Windows 8 by using PC refresh. Your personal files won't be affected, but apps that did not come with the PC will need to be reinstalled and apps that you installed while using the preview may not be available through the Windows 8 Store. To find out more about using PC refresh, see Restore, refresh, or reset your PC.
If you're running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, you can't uninstall the preview. To go back to your previous operating system, you'll need to reinstall it from the recovery or installation media that came with your PC (typically DVD media). If you don't have recovery media you might be able to create it before you update from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer's website for more info. After you install Windows 8.1 Preview you won't be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.
If you're currently using Windows RT, you won't be able to uninstall Windows RT 8.1 Preview. You'll be able to upgrade to the final edition of Windows RT 8.1 when it becomes available.
If you're running Windows 8 and you install the preview using the ISO, you won't be able to uninstall it. You'll need to reinstall Windows 8 using recovery or installation media that came with your PC. If you don't have recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive. For more info, see Create a USB recovery drive.
If you install Windows 8.1 Preview through the Windows Store, you don't need a product key. If you download the ISO, you'll need to enter this product key: NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F.