Download Windows 8.1 Free Preview

Finally the wait is over! Microsoft has released a free Preview version of Windows 8.1 for Windows 8 and Windows RT users. Windows 8.1 is actually an update for Windows 8 and Windows RT which will fix many issues faced by Windows users and will also add various new and useful features to the OS.


When Microsoft released Windows 8, many users were not happy with the OS and complained about various things such as removal of Start button and Start Menu, direct boot to Start Screen after sign in, annoying Charms Bar and other hot corners, etc. Microsoft listened their feedback and has released Windows 8.1 to please all Windows 8 and Windows RT users.

Windows 8.1 is a must have update for Windows 8 and Windows RT users. It brings back the good old Start button to Taskbar, it allows users to disable annoying Charms Bar and other hot corners, it also allows users to direct boot to Desktop just like previous Windows versions.

You can check out following exclusive AskVG articles which mention all interesting features of Windows 8.1 in details:

Windows 8.1 Preview version is absolutely free and can be downloaded and installed using Windows Store or using ISO file. Windows 8.1 Preview is available in 13 languages: Arabic, English (US), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

You can download Windows 8.1 Free Preview from following link:

Download Windows 8.1 Free Preview

[Guide] How to Download and Install Windows 8.1 Preview

[FAQ] Things to Know Before Downloading or Installing Windows 8.1 Preview

Windows 8.1 system requirements are same as Windows 8. The build number of Windows 8.1 Preview is 6.3.9431 and it'll expire on 16 January, 2014.

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  • Finally, it's here.

  • If you download and install the fee preview, and when the release of the final version comes out, will the automatic update just install over this preview?


  • i think there's a preview via Windows Store.

  • BAHH... M$ can do whatever they like, but i wont use win8 or blue until they cut down this metro cr@p or at least make metro easier to use.

  • Any pro's or con's about installing the preview instead of waiting for the final version?

  • always getting a 0x80248014 error code when downloading the Windows 8.1 preview in the Windows Store. Please help me :'(( i've been for this the whole time.

  • Modern UI apps work with short displays? (1024x600, netbook display)

  • to Jorge Pros- help microsoft build a better windows . have some of the things we hated about windows 8 fixed at least in part. and you get to play with a shiny brand new os.
    cons. windows 8.1 is a little buggy, and could crash or become unstable. and when the final version is released we will have to reinstall some if not all of our apps and maybe even programs.
    i have windows 8.1 and for the most part they got it right. except a lot of the setting are still buried, and there is a shutdown bug too. i am also still seeing a mismatch between the windows interface and the metro setup. windows 8.1 still feels like two different O.S'S

  • So, what is the build number?

  • wow u'r really fast at new things that come up , most of the site's just announce windows 8.1 , cuz u'r sharing trick's and tips about 8.1 , I onlu can say u'r awesome , great job
    keep it up .

  • I gave up trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 in Virtual Box 4.2.14 running on Win7 x64. Getting an error 0x00000C4 after the fish splash screen. Not even seeing the first install menu. Using the 8.1 x64 ISO file and have verified that the chksum of the iso matches.

  • For those having problems with windows8.1 Preview and installing it in Virtualbox the solution is issuing the command mention in this thread make sure to change the "vm name" to the name of the virtual machine that you created in virtualbox

  • Hey Vishal,

    I thing installing Preview have nothing with Microsoft software (even you paid for Win8 and have support).

    I have waisted my lot of time with Microsoft support after instaling Win8 DP in my computer. They say "They don't support Developer preview". #WTS.

    Better to stay with Stable or take risk on my own :(

  • Hey VG , did you notice that the gesture for closing apps in 8.1 has changed?? When you drag the metro app to the bottom of the screen , you'll have to keep the mouse pointer there and wait for 2-3 secs.... After the large thumbnail turns to the metro app's icon ... release the mouse.....App is finally closed (Proof Lies In the Task Manager)

  • VG

    ^^ Yes. I also noticed it.

  • Useful to me , thank you for sharing ! ! !

  • Does anyone know the product keys ? Do i need to buy one online ?

  • If you can not activate win 8 successful, most likely you don't have a valid activation code,the only way to get that is to buy one, suggest you searching from google

  • searching ^ windows 8keysonline ^ is a good way to find the key !

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