How to Download Windows 8.1 ISO images ( 32 bit / 64 bit )

UPDATE ( 17/8 ) : Windows 8.1 is now officially available for update from the Windows 8 app store . If you already have an activated copy of Windows 8 , then you can visit this link to upgrade to windows 8.1 .  Alternatively if you want to upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows xp or windows 7 , then you will have to buy a retail copy of windows 8.1 , which will cost you around $120 for the base version and $200 for windows 8.1 pro edition .

Currently the RTM ( Release to manufacturing ) version of Windows 8.1 is already available for download with MSDN, IT professionals with TechNet, or students with DreamSpark accounts . If you are lucky enough to have an friend or relative with these accounts , then you have a legitimate way of getting your hands on Windows 8.1 before the rest of the world gets it . Otherwise get a MSDN subscription and you will be able to download the Enterprise edition of Windows 8.1 .

The Windows 8 ISO files has already been leaked onto popular torrents sites and a piece of advice from us , do not download any of these leaked copies of Windows 8.1 available on most torrents sites .  but if you are tech savvy , then you would know how to get your hands on the Windows 8.1 ISO images .

Microsoft has now made the Windows 8.1 final versions available for preorder . Visit the Microsoft store to preorder Windows 8.1 .

How to Download Windows 8.1 ISO images

As of now there are multiple leaked versions of Windows 8.1 RTM  available on various File sharing sites . If you have a legit Windows 8 Product key then you can go ahead and download the Windows 8.1 RTM ISO and activate it with your windows 8 key . Please don’t ask us to provide a link to the Windows 8.1 RTM file . We do not promote piracy in any way and we are very sure Microsoft wont mind if you use your windows 8 key to activate windows 8.1 .

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Subscribe to MSDN and get Windows 8.1 Before everyone else .

If anyhow you got hold of a leaked copy of Windows 8 , then do verify that the installer file’s SHA-1 hash code matches with the one provided by Microsoft on the MSDN download page . For example the SHA- code for multiple editions of Windows 8.1 64Bit ISO image is SHA1: 42458E48CECEBAB8BF5D58220478FDA42B0D2990 . You can use this MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum utility to verify the SHA-1 hash code of your Windows 8.1 copy .

Until then if you want to officially get your hands on a Windows 8.1 copy , then try out the Windows 8.1 preview provided by Microsoft for free . And if you actually like it then you can upgrade it to a full version . If you are already having Windows 8 installed on your PC , then you don’t need to worry about downloading Windows 8.1 . According to Microsoft all Windows 8 users with an original copy of the OS will be provided with a free upgrade to windows 8.1 through the new Windows 8 app store .

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Windows 8.1 preview .

How to Install Windows 8.1

If you have downloaded a Windows 8.1 ISO image from above , the you can Burn the Windows 8.1 ISO image to a DVD or create a bootable windows 8.1 USB flash drive to install Windows 8.1 on your PC .

  • Yarun Kumar

    sir, is this windows 8.1 or windows 8.1 preview

    • Aaron

      Read sir the post says

      “Download the —–> Windows 8.1 Preview <—— ISO image"

  • Kunal Singh

    it is asking for product key!

    • This is the product key provided by Microsoft : NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F

      • Peter

        If I use my product key with this preview will it automatically upgrade me to the full version instead of the preview?

        • No it’s just a trial key. you need to get an original windows 8 or windows 8.1 key to upgrade to the full version of windows 8.1.

      • RADJOUSS

        the key is not work.can i have over key please?

  • CafJnk

    Windows 8.1 (Preview) 64-bit (x64) Spanish Download :
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  • Jon B

    wil I be able to upgrade from this ISO to windows 8.1 RTM if I install this using a legitimate OEM key I’ve purchased?

    • Hi Jon , yes you will be able to upgrade from windows 8.1 preview to windows 8.1 RTM with your Legitimate product key . The windows 8.1 upgrade should be available in the windows app store . Just download and install the update and activate windows 8.1 with your legitimate OEM key .

  • Bob Marley

    Has anyone ever seen system updates fail on any non-Windows operating system ever?

  • Your mum

    Attempting to use the same desktop environment across different devices is the worst mistake any OS author has ever made. Yes tablets were popular because of the Apple gravy train, that is not a good reason to make your PC environment worse to bring it inline with your fledgling products! I hate this age of downloadable updates, it just means that manufactures release products that aren’t finished! I’m soo angry.. the most recent ‘update’ i installed has increased my boot time by a factor of twenty.. I can’t fix by upgrading through the app store because MS f***ed up the licensing and the ISO won’t download from their servers. At this the only way I can see of getting back on with my work is to download the ISO via torrent.

    • I do agree with you on this point , windows 7 was perhaps the last best operating system from Microsoft . Today Microsoft is trying to make a windows which can be the jack of all the trades , but we all know that’s not possible .

      • MS 31684

        it not tht Microsoft wants to make such change to OS…its bcos people r more on to tablets n less with PC environment…PC sales r declining rapidly..wht they have done is to bring best of PC and tablet in to one…and they succeed here…its just people r feared of changes and they don’t want to agree tht its best OS out there..they will be merging their RT and WP8 into one OS which makes sense..and on other hand having windows 8 usable for tablets, laptops and PC…it works well on mouse n keyboard as its touch friendly..y do u think MS should make a separate OS for tablets n separate for PC when people can do both things in single tablets

  • Villu Vicky

    it is bootable or not?

    • Yes it is bootable , but you need to set your flash drive with the first boot priority in your PC’s bios .

  • enrique perez

    is there a link to download regular windows 8 iso? please help

    • enrique perez

      trying to make a bootable usb

    • Microsoft has officially denied to provide windows 8.1 ISO images to the public . the only way to download a windows 8.1 ISO image is by using a Genuine windows 8 key .

      • Keshav

        I have genuine w8 key but how to download with this key.

      • He is asking for a win8 iso, not an 8.1…

        • Thanks for bringing that to our notice. Although the situation is same for windows 8. you need to have a legit key to download windows 8 ISO files from Microsoft.

  • Question

    This is RTM version ?

    • The download links provided here are for the preview version of Windows 8.1. If you have a genuine windows 8 key then you can download windows 8.1 by following the instructions here:

      • strahinja

        thanks you are amaizing man THANKS.i’m now have windows 7 and i going to install windows 8,1 now.only tell me when i enter the generic code i’m activate window and that’s all?after that i have original or copy of window 8?sorry for my bad english,answer me soon please!

  • Zainy Amany

    i want know is this window 8 or window 8 preview???what different between windows 8 and windows 8 preview…please explain????

    • This is the windows 8.1 preview. This is not the full version of windows 8.1, but if you have a genuine windows 8 key, you can easily upgrade to the full version of windows 8.1 for free.

  • zaim smajlovic

    imal aktivator za win.8,1

  • zaim smajlovic

    Got greeting activator for windows8, 1

  • getsoftwarekey

    Thanks for sharing , is this for windows 8.1 preview version, my friend recommend to purchase one on getsoftwarekey com, it is working good on his new win 8.1 laptop

  • rajeev

    how to create 4 gb image to iso

    • Do you want to create an ISO file from a CD / DVD?

      • Barry

        windows 8 will not connect even though I have internet it says check your internet connection

  • Anoymous

    where is windows 8 download I don’t want windows 8.1

  • Jay Kishan

    I want windows 8.1 enterprise, how can i download

    • micheal

      i have a 8 enterprise vl key if u want one

  • Jay Kishan

    I have not genuine 8, but i want 8.1 how can i download it
    please reply

    • You will need a genuine Windows 8 serial key to download windows 8.1.

  • conner

    i got the iso image and when i inserted it into my vitural machene, i got a BSOD with a loading thing. it didn’t do anything.

  • mathee

    I want activator windows 8 preview . Do you have activator?
    your give me sent

  • Keiko

    Could I restore my PC with this install if I have recovery disk and image of previous install?

  • PanDiament

    is this a copy of windows 8.1 pro or is it the basic editon

  • wass

    i need to download windows 8.1 x64 eng until
    someone can help me

  • khanh

    I need to link download windows 8.1 Pro x64 eng.
    can you help me?

  • antonjawa

    I tried using my win8 OEM key but it said can not used. please help

  • Maddy

    @lovejeet: My computer came with pre-installed windows 8.1 (64 bit). Is it possible to install a fresh 32-bit version of windows 8 using my original product key? Will the key for 64-bit windows 8.1 work on 32-bit?

    • Kacey Howell

      Why would you want to downgrade from x64 to x86 anyway?

      • JJ


  • Nishan

    How can I boot from UEFI mode?? Now i m in legacy. Do i need to burn USB in UEFI or do i need to convert HDD to GPT??? I did everything to solve but couldnt. Can u help??????

    • JJ

      first check ur hdd scheme is uefi or gpt
      then use rufus to boot as ur hdd have scheme.

  • Wayne Notley

    I have a laptop that had windows 8 on it yet i don’t own a windows 8 disc at all now i want to put my own version of windows 7 ultimate that i own and license key how do i put this onto it as i have tried but nothing seems to be working, any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Also i hate Windows 8 literally and it takes me ages to get around and look for what i want whereas in Windows 7 i have used for many years i know my way around in and out literally. Thankyou

  • zaris

    i used original windows 7 pro. once i had used a crack version of windows 8. now, i want to use my windows 7 original one again. but when i installed windows 7 pro, it tells me that my product key is invalid. what can i do???