Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 16:41 UTC
Windows Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 preview for download, but they region-locked it to 13 specific languages, and Dutch is not one of them. So, even though my Surface RT has been completely and utterly English from the day I bought it, I can't install Windows 8.1 and tell you something about it. Those of you who can download it, why don't you tell us what it's like - or you can head to The Verge who got early access. In case you couldn't tell, I'm a little annoyed that we're arbitrarily being left out once again.
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"ISO files are not yet available"
by jasutton on Wed 26th Jun 2013 17:15 UTC
jasutton
Member since:
2006-03-28

Even for those of us in the US of A can't install it quite yet. If you click the download link at the top of the page, you're greeted with the following in large letters:

"ISO files are not yet available"

It says they'll be available "within the next day." Good call, Microsoft.

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znby Member since:
2012-02-03

If you have a Win 8 installation that you don't mind (potentially) ruining, you can grab an in-place updater from here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/preview

EDIT: When you install this and reboot, you then need to go into the Store app and you'll be prompted about the option to install it.

Edited 2013-06-26 17:47 UTC

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

If you have a Win 8 installation that you don't mind (potentially) ruining...


If you have a Win8 installation it is ruined already. So why worry about it?

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jasutton Member since:
2006-03-28

The ISO is now available. I just installed it in VirtualBox.

I'm happy to report that Classic Shell (classicshell.sf.net) runs correctly, suppressing most of the Metro bullshit, and giving the users the choice of a more desktop-friendly interface.

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