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Windows 8.1 Download Link and Product Key


Update: The key given in this article is for preview version of Window 8.1. It will only work with the ISO images of preview version given below.

Update 2 (Oct 17,13): The final version is out for general public ! Go get windows 8.1. If you have installed the preview version then upgrade instructions are given here. If you are on Windows 8 device just click this link to upgrade. If for some reason you are not getting the upgrade option in live store read this.

Microsoft has just released the Preview edition of Windows 8.1 codenamed Windows “Blue”. For the uninformed this is an updated version of Windows 8 that was released  back in 2012. The version number 8.1 here indicates that it not a new OS but more of an update. This update is free for all Windows 8 users.

This is a preview version and may have some rough edges. So it is not recommended for production use. So don’t install it on your main system. The final version will be release later this year. The changes in this update are subtle. Many existing features are refined. Here are the major changes:

What’s New


  1. New calculator, sound recorder, video editing app.
  2. Internet Explorer 11 and powershell v4.0.
  3. The skydrive app is revamped and is much more usable now.
  4. The search app provides integrated search result from PC, web and apps.
  5. Improved App Store that can update the installed apps automatically.


  1. Live tiles can now be resized to smaller size. New extra large size for desktop tile.
  2. The colour of start screen can be changed to any colour instead of selecting from predefined colours as before.
  3. The biggest improvement in usability is that the the apps can be snapped to half of screen instead of either 25% or 75% earlier.
  4. There is now a visible start button.
  5. Now you can boot directly to desktop.
  6. The hot spots in the upper right and left corner of the screen can now be disabled via settings.

New Technologies

  1. Support for DirectX 11.2 and Resilient File System (ReFS)
  2. Full support for 3D printers.

Windows 8.1 Download Links

Windows 8.1 ISO

English 64-bit (x64)

English 32-bit (x86)

For other languages visit official download site from Microsoft.

Windows 8.1 Product Guide

Microsoft has also release a beautiful product guide that explains the new features. Click the link below to download.

Windows 8.1 product guide

Product Key


How to install windows 8.1 ?

You can install Windows 8.1 following this very simple article. Although it is written for Windows 8  it works equally well for Windows 8.1. You don’t need to burn a DVD. Just a 4GB or larger USB drive.

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About Aamir Rizwan

Aamir Rizwan is a passionate blogger and the founder of He likes staying at the top of latest technology. In his free time he enjoys listening music, watching House MD and playing third person shooters.

  • AjaySas007

    Nice Explanation 🙂

    • Glad you liked it. Keep coming for more tip and tricks !

      • ZAR

        can i update this?

  • Tushar Singh

    great…hope u have this .iso

  • Abhinav Tata


  • Can you provide .iso file if possible? I’m thinking to upgrade to Win8 directly from an .ISO file..

    • Amaan

      The link of it is given above !

      • Sorry mate, I was distracted by @tusharsingh:disqus’s comment…
        Thanks for the reply 🙂

      • Thanks bro, didn’t notice.
        Also, is this legal? 😛

        • I have already answered this in previous comment. It is the preview edition not the final edition. It is completely legal and available freely on Microsoft site. The key is also from Microsoft’s site. Here at TA we only provide legal softwares.

          • Thanks for letting me know 🙂

          • Muhammad Junaid

            When is the final edition arriving??

          • Julian

            The final version of Windows 8.1 is already out. However, Microsoft said that the only way of installing 8.1 is from the store or from a retail disc.
            There wont be any downloadable iso or trial version.
            However, you can get an evaluation version of Enterprise from the TechNet website.

  • sundeep

    Nice Post Bro… Keep updating more softwares…. AND Thanks Bro

  • Kakaru Korn

    Hi will you provide me windows 8 (not 8.1) with the product key.

    • The above key is for preview edition of Windows 8.1 which is freely available on Microsoft site. Windows 8 full edition is not free. You have to purchase its key. Hope that clears.

    • Laveti

      Thanks for providing the keys !

  • Asmit Thapa

    what is the product key of windows 8.1

    • Given above in the article.

      • Ambie James Nicolas

        doens’t work for me..

        • Please elaborate your problem so I can help.

          • Maharshi

            not Working

      • Maharshi

        that key is now working

        • Sara

          I bought the windows 8.1 product key from pay4keys at low price.

  • Amby

    hanks for the links

  • Amby


  • dheeraj kumar

    hello sir ,
    i dont have genuine windows 7 on my pc but i have a genuine key for windows 8 pro . so how can i install 8 on my pc since i am not able to get windows 8 file.

  • alnaser salah eldin

    hi bro thx for good ur working u very good man

  • dhananjay

    i dont have genuine windows 7 on my pc but i have a genuine key for
    windows 8 pro . so how can i install 8 on my pc since i am not able to
    get windows 8 file.

    • Installation disk is same for everyone. Only licence key is different. Get it from a friend or download from internet. Make sure it is unmodified original ISO image. Then activate using your genuine key.

  • aldhi

    what difference does the same windows 8 windows 8.1?
    reply here

  • Pipoy

    is this a pro version?

  • Boingam

    the product key doesn’t work….please add another key for pro

    • The key is for preview edition of windows 8.1. It will only work with the ISOs given above.

  • Pawan Kumar

    Great Work…Dude

  • Matt Nichols

    Hi, I download the 64 bit version on this website and the microsoft website but everytime i try to run it there is a problem. it says the file “autorun.dll” could not be loaded or is corrupt setup cannot continue. Error code is 0xC1

    • Are you running the setup while running existing Windows? Try booting from Windows 8.1 USB or DVD and doing a clean install.

  • Jonathan Walcott

    Thank you so much!!

  • nithin

    key is not working

  • Kushal Jain

    PLZ Aamir plz give me another product key it is nt working

  • nathan trero

    thax men its work

  • nathan trero

    but i need other key, because i install in spain

  • siddharth

    it says that we couldn’t verify your key please check your installation media

  • JUTT

    thanks bro……….saved!

  • Windows 8.1 download link please
    not the preview version

    • Given above. See update 2 at the top.

      • You have to purchase a license key from MIcrosoft or if you have genuine Windows 8 just update it to 8.1.

  • Link to Windows 8.1 final version added. See update 2 at the top.

  • Devansh

    hello, why are you giving info for Windows 8.1 preview. It is not the final release, final release will come on 18th

    • This article is about Windows 8.1 preview. It was published 3 months ago when the preview edition came out. Windows 8.1 final version was already released on MSDN about a month ago. As of writing this comment Windows 8.1 final release is available to general public( since 4 am pacific time, 17th Oct). I’ve included relevant links at the top (update 2). The features mentioned in this article are also present in the final release.

  • ryan

    Any idea how to refresh or reset windows 8.1. I keep getting “insert media” when i try to do them.

    • Looks like your windows installation has become corrupt. Try this:
      1. Open cmd prompt
      2. Type sfc /scannow
      3. Press Enter

  • unknownnnnnnnn

    hi,,,, was the link above the official windows 8.1 final release from microsoft?

  • Chris

    My windows 8 store doesn’t work, it hasn’t worked since a month after I got the upgrade from win7 pro to win8 pro at its release. Therefore I cannot go via the windows 8 store to upgrade to 8.1 (8.1 on 2nd partition for trial ran smoothly for me, store worked and all so I am in need of 8.1), I want to ask whether downloading the 8.1 preview you have provided, (using my license key, or the one you have provided) can I then upgrade to the full 8.1 version straight from the preview ???

  • If your Windows 8 is activated then it will remain active after you upgrade to 8.1. Windows 8.1 is just a free update more like Windows 7 SP 1.

  • guest

    Hi!.. I have Windows 8 and I am not getting the notification update in Windows Store. I clicked on the link above for “if you are on a windows 8 device”, it opens a new tab then tells me that there is no app on the pc that can open vms-windows-store.. what shall I do?? Thx in advance!!

  • David

    Hi, I have a windows 8 laptop and I have gone through the procedure and have a screen with windows 8.1 uploading. This has gone on for hours with no indication that it is working. I have fibre BB speed about 16mbs. how long should it take please.
    Silver surfer

    • The size of update is 2.5GB for 32-bit and 3.5GB 64-bit. Should not take more than 1 hour on that speed. Most probably Microsoft’s servers are overloaded at the moment.

  • monir

    they say.. sorry.. this ubdate has been blocked by your system administrator!

    why? 🙁 i can’t ifx it.. can you help me pleas.

  • The experienced android guy

    It doesnt work for me. Good thing is that I don’t have a 90 day period on it

  • Mel C.

    Hi Aamir thank you for this great post, Can you please help me find a way on this error?:


    This comes up each time I try to download it from the Store.

    Your help will be greatly appreciated.


  • Firuz Khandakar

    It’s for preview people, read it yourself.

  • muhammad saleem nisaar

    well don Mr.Aamir Rizwan

  • Pnelego

    The key for the preview will not work anymore

  • naveen

    key is not working for me

  • Zubi

    You can use this Windows 8.1 up to 1 January 2014.

  • Roshan Thomas

    Hi Aamir. I am a windows 8 pro user. I tried to update via store. But the internet connection drop doesn’t allow me to upgrade to 8.1. Then I tried to install from a downloaded iso file. I used the same key that I got with my windows 8 purchase. I also tried with the key that is mentioned in the post above. It’s also not working for me. Please help… Thank you..

  • jackie

    hi i download the windows 8 enterprise and enter the number above,didn’t work at all,is it because i was not conecting to the internet?

  • Aabi

    Thanks Aamir.
    You are the man………

  • anan

    is this windows 8.1 pro or something else??

  • Rohit Joshi

    Thank You aamir it completely works!!!!!! Hats off 2 u

  • z

    3rd person? do u play 1st person?

  • Yo Yo Babin Deadman

    can i have a direct download link for Windows 8.1 Pro… rather than downloading it from STORE or via Windows 8.1 INSTALLER…?? I have downloaded the Windows 8.1 INSTALLER. I gave my product key number which it CHECKS OUT within a minute….! But in the very next page it Shows ” WE CAN”T CONNECT RIGHT NOW, please check your internet settings” though in the very moment i run my net from my BROWSER…. please help me….!

  • hitesh

    plz tell me how to download setup of windows 8.1

  • Jaiye

    hello aamir i have this code error after updating Error code: 0xC004C003, how do i get a key

  • Vikash Kumar Singh

    Thanks for the link

  • Blaze

    Key doesn’t work.

  • prem anand

    am using windows 8.1 pro bt i cant upgrade to 8.1 pls give me the solutoin

  • prem anand

    an using 8 pro bt i cant upgrade to 8.1 pl help me

  • ahmad kaelani

    its very works .. thanks

  • nts

    thanks for the product key!!!!I installed win 8.1 pro on mac book air mid 2013 using bootcamp.After searching for weeks my problem is now solved.Thanks again

  • Avishek

    I downloaded the driver booster from (makers of Advanced Systemcare) & that installed a driver that corrupted my Genuine Windows 8.1 Pro(free Upgrade from Windows 8 Pro).System Repair or restore at boot time did not work. Refresh or Reset your PC message telling me to use the installation media(which I had lost….but I have the genuine Windows 8 product key).I do not want to start from scratch as I have important files in the HDD.
    Can a bootable USB made from your ISO for Windows 8.1 help me ?