Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 preview version which comes with quite a lot of new features, apps and improvements over the existing features and fixed lot of bugs. It’s available as a free update from the Windows Store, and Microsoft will also offer a free downloadable ISO if you want to install the software on a computer that’s not already running Windows 8.
Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc announced the release of the new Windows 8.1 Preview explaining: ”The best part is my Start screen customizations, apps, and files get synced across all my Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets, which is awesome,”-”If I change my Start screen, install new apps, pin new apps to my Start screen on one PC – that all gets synced to my other PCs.”
What’s new in Windows 8.1?
[icon name=icon-chevron-right] Windows 8.1 will allow users to direct boot into Desktop. Users will be able to select whether they want to go to Start Screen or Desktop after login.
[icon name=icon-chevron-right] More Lock screen and Start screen options.[icon name=icon-chevron-right] Windows 8.1 will come with good old Start button in Taskbar. [icon name=icon-chevron-right] Windows 8.1 will come with new tile sizes on Start Screen. Users can select from 2 new tile sizes: Large and Small. [icon name=icon-chevron-right] Extensive SkyDrive integration [icon name=icon-chevron-right] Windows 8.1 will come with improved Snap functionality. Users will be able to resize apps to any desired size. Windows 8.1 will also allow snap functionality on screen resolutions lower than 1366×768. [icon name=icon-chevron-right] Windows 8.1 will come with new Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) web browser. Wi-Fi hotspot so that they can share the Internet connection with other devices. [icon name=icon-chevron-right] The new Windows Store UI is cleaner and has larger images of the apps.
Yoy can read more details and FAQ in Windows 8.1 FAQ
Download Windows 8.1 ISO Preview
To get the Windows 8.1 preview right now you simply need to visit this link and click on “Get it now”button” and download the proper ISO file. Also you can also install the preview through the Windows Store.
You don’t need a product key if you’re updating form Windows 8, new users will have to register with the product key: NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F.
Windows 8.1 Preview is available in 13 languages including, Arabic, English (US), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.