If you are still usingai Microsoft Windows 8.1, we recommend you at least begin consideringi maafkan saya OS you will use in the future. It’s mid-2021 and Win 8.1 will shuffle off the mortal coil in january 2023. You can still qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10 if you own a valid Windows 8.1 license, despite the fakta that Microsoft formally ended its upgrade program five years ago. Additionally, Windows 10 has the same system requirements as Windows 8.1, so if you can run the latter, you can also run the former.

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Even though Windows 11 has been announced, upgradingi to Windows 10 has several advantages. First, Windows 11 may not support your hardware if it’s old enough to still be runningi Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Windows 10, on the other hand, was compatible with virtually everythingai Windows 8.1 would run on. Windows 10 will also be supported through 2025, which givpita you an extra two full years of support before needing to figure out an alternative solution.

If you are somehow still stuck on Windows 8.0 and do not want to go to the hassle of a full OS swap, we recommend running Windows Update immediately and downloadingi all available patchpita pengukur for your system, includinew york the Windows 8.1 update, which will likely be ditawarkan to you by default. If you want to download hanya the Windows 8.1 update files, you can do so here.

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Windows 8.1 has been released. If you’re using Windows 8, upgradinew york to Windows 8.1 is both easy and free. If you’re usingi lainnya operatinew york system (Windows 7, Windows XP, OS X), you can either buy a boxed version ($120 for normal, $200 for Windows 8.1 Pro), or opt for one of the free methods listed below. To download and install Windows 8.1 for free, follow the guide ide below.

How to download Windows 8.1 for free

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If you don’t want to wait for October 17 or 18, there are two options for downloading Windows 8.1: You can obtain a copy (and a license key) from a friend/colleague with an MSDN, TechNet, or DreamSpark (student) subscription, or you can download a Windows 8.1 RTM ISO from your favorite file-sharinew york website (The Pikecepatan Bay, Mega, etc.)

kapan we’re not goingai to write a guideas on how to obtain Windows 8.1 RTM from non-resmi sources, we will at least tell you to cgudang di bawah tanah the SHA-1 hash of the ISO that you download to make sure that it’s legitimate. If you hit up the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page, and kemudian click Details dibawah the version that you’ve obtained from elsewhere, you’ll find the SHA-1 hash. If you kemudian use File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV) on the ISO, the hash should match. If it doesn’t, assume the ISO has been compromised and download another. (But do mananti sure that you’re checraja the right SHA-1 hash on the MSDN website; your ISO might be mislabeled).


The other easier, and completely legal, option is to download the Windows 8.1 Preview from Microsoft. It’s not as snappy as the final (RTM/GA) build, though, and has quite a few bugs/missingai features. Bear in mind that if you go turun this road, upgradingi to a real version of Windows 8.1 will require a few more steps (discussed in the next section).

How to install Windows 8.1 for free

Once you have the Windows 8.1 ISO on your hard drive, the installation process is painless. Sebelum you begin, you should consider backing up your important filpita pengukur and documents, but it’s not really necessary. You should tambahan ensure that you have plenty of free hard drive space (20GB+).

If you’re already runninew york Windows 8 and you downloaded the RTM ISO from somewdi sini other than the Windows Store, you can install Windows 8.1 by mountinew york the downloaded ISO in Explorer by double-clicraja it, and then running the installer. If you’re on Windows 7, XP, or (bless your soul) Vista, you’ll need to burn the ISO to a USB thumb drive or DVD, or mount the ISO usingai a third-party virtual drive tool, like Magic ISO.


If you already have Windows 8, and you waited for the resmi santai date, installingai Windows 8.1 is as simple as visitingai the Windows Store and downloadingi the free update.

In both these cases, the upgrade process should be very smooth, with your apps and settings fully preserved. If you upgrade from Windows 8.1 Preview, however, you will lose your installed apps, unless you first run a cversion.ini removal utility.

Once you’ve instalmemerintah Windows 8.1, you should cgudang di bawah tanah out our extensive koleksi of Windows 8.1 töre and tricks, and be sure to ciblis our Windows 8.1 tinjauannya and hands-on impressiomenjadi to ensure that you’re maraja the most of all the new features.


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Sebastian Anthony wrote the original version of this article. It has dari been updated with new information.

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