Still rocking the preview version of Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1? Be forewarned that these preview operating systems will expire in a few weeks. The last day to upgrade to Windows 8.1 preview and Windows RT 8.1 preview is January 15th, 2014. The preview versions of the operating systems are no longer available for download.
Please note that Windows 8.1 is a free upgrade if you are already a licensed user of Windows 8. To upgrade to Windows 8.1, follow one of the steps below:
Updating to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
Your options for updating to the official Windows 8.1 depend on how you installed the preview. Please see the options below:
- I installed the preview from the Windows Store or I installed the preview using media while Windows 8 was running
- I installed the preview by booting from ISO media
For more information on performing the upgrade, or for returning to your previous operating system, check out Microsoft’s official update page.