If you are the adventurous type and would rather do a clean install of the Windows 8.1 Preview on your X86/X64 system then you can do that now by downloading these publicly available ISO files for the update formerly known as Blue.
Just head to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview-iso and you will find links to multiple language versions of the update.
However, before you jump into this make sure you read the warning that is there above the download links. You know the one everyone skips right over!
If you decide that you want to install Windows 8.1 Preview using the ISO, you won’t be able to uninstall it. If you decide to go back to your previous operating system, you’ll need to reinstall it using the recovery or installation media that came with your PC, which is typically DVD media. If you’re running Windows 8 and you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create a USB recovery drive. If you’re running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP and you don’t have recovery media, you might be able to create it from a recovery partition on your PC using software provided by your PC manufacturer. Check the support section of your PC manufacturer’s website for more information. After you install Windows 8.1 Preview, you won’t be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows.
So if after reading that you still want to make the leap then go for it.
This product key is universal for ISO installations of the Windows 8.1 preview and will be needed during installation – NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F
The ISO is provided in 13 languages:
- Chinese (Simplified)
- Chinese (Traditional)
Each language has an ISO for x86 and x64.