Windows 8.1 Preview now available for download

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 26 2013 @ 19:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft published the Preview release of Windows 8.1, users interested in testing this release can download it over here.

If you upgrade from Windows 8, you will be able to keep all Windows settings, your personal files, and most apps, but under some circumstances, you will not be able to uninstall the preview, making it impossible to upgrade to the final Windows 8.1 build without completely reinstalling the operating system. Full details can be found in the Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ.

Windows 8.1 preview is here

An overview of some of the new features can be seen in the video clip below, it reveals the Start button, the changes to the Start screen, the new customization features, multitasking in Metro, and more. A more detailed overview of everything new can be found in the Windows 8.1 Product Guide (PDF).

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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