How to download and install Windows 8.1 for free
Windows 8.1 has been discharged. In case you’re utilizing Windows 8, moving up to Windows 8.1 is both simple and free. In case you’re utilizing another working framework (Windows 7, Windows XP, OS X), you can either purchase a boxed adaptation ($120 for typical, $200 for Windows 8.1 Pro), or settle on one of the free systems recorded underneath. To download and introduce Windows 8.1 free of charge, take after the aide underneath.
Step by step instructions to download Windows 8.1 for nothing
Windows 8.1 boxIf you would prefer not to sit tight for October 17 or 18, there are two choices for downloading Windows 8.1: You can acquire a duplicate (and a permit key) from a companion/associate with a MSDN, TechNet, or DreamSpark (understudy) membership, or you can download a Windows 8.1 RTM ISO from your most loved record offering site (The Pirate Bay, Mega, and so on.)
While we’re not going to compose an aide on the most proficient method to get Windows 8.1 RTM from non-authority sources, we will in any event instruct you to check the SHA-1 hash of the ISO that you download to verify that its honest to goodness. In the event that you hit up the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page, and afterward click Details under the variant that you’ve gotten from somewhere else, you’ll discover the SHA-1 hash. In the event that you then utilize File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV) on the ISO, the hash ought to match. In the event that it doesn’t, accept the ISO has been bargained and download another. (Yet do verify that you’re checking the privilege SHA-1 hash on the MSDN site; your ISO may be mislabeled).
The other simpler, and totally legitimate, choice is to download the Windows 8.1 Preview from Microsoft. It’s not as smart as the last (RTM/GA) assemble, however, and has truly a couple of bugs/missing highlights. Remember that in the event that you go down this street, moving up to a genuine adaptation of Windows 8.1 will oblige a couple of more steps (talked about in the following segment).
The most effective method to introduce Windows 8.1 for nothing
When you have the Windows 8.1 ISO on your hard commute, the establishment methodology is effortless. Before you start, you ought to consider going down your imperative documents and records, yet its not so much important. You ought to additionally guarantee that you have a lot of free hard commute space (20GB+).
Windows 8.1 setup processIf you’re as of now running Windows 8 and you downloaded the RTM ISO from some place other than the Windows Store, you can introduce Windows 8.1 by mounting the downloaded ISO in Explorer by twofold clicking it, and after that running the installer. In case you’re on Windows 7, XP, or (favor your spirit) Vista, you’ll have to copy the ISO to a USB thumb drive or DVD, or mount the ISO utilizing an outsider virtual commute instrument, similar to Magic ISO.
In the event that you as of now have Windows 8, and you sat tight for the authority discharge date, introducing Windows 8.1 is as straightforward as going by the Windows Store and downloading the free upgrade.
In both these cases, the redesign methodology ought to be extremely smooth, with your applications and settings completely protected. In the event that you redesign from Windows 8.1 Preview, on the other hand, you will lose your introduced applications, unless you first run a cversion.ini evacuation utility.
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