Microsoft has made significant changes to Windows 8, making life for desktop users more like it used to be on Windows 7.
Windows 8.1 is a free update to Windows 8 which is coming later this year, and a per-release version is available now for you to try.
Details on ISO files and installation guide can be found on the download page.
- This preview is mainly for experienced PC users, so if you’re not sure whether it’s right for you, read the FAQ.
- Windows 8.1 Preview is per-release software that may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here. Some product features and functionality may require additional hardware or software.
- Windows 8.1 Preview currently not supported on some tablets and PCs with newer 32-bit Atom processors, including:
- Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2
- ASUS VivoTab TF810C
- Samsung ATIV Smart PC
- HP ElitePad 900
- HP ENVY x2
- Fujitsu ARROWS Tab
Read the Product Guide (PDF)