Windows 8.1 Tips and Tutorials

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How to Download and Install Windows 8.1

The first thing you need to do to start using the Windows 8.1 Preview is download it to your laptop. Follow our step-by-step guide installing the new OS on your Windows 8 device. Just be sure to read the Windows 8.1 Preview FAQ to make sure your notebook or tablet meets the minimum requirements needed to install the preview.

How to Download and Install Windows 8.1

It's always a good thing when companies listen to customer feedback, and that's exactly what Microsoft has done with Windows 8.1. With this new operating system update, you can now boot right to the desktop and go split-screen with Modern-style apps for better multitasking. There's also a new Start button, which brings back some of the functionality Windows 7 users missed.

Windows 8.1 also offers a ton of customization options, from more tile size options to the ability to make your Start Screen and Live Tile backgrounds match. Add in a souped up Search charm and there's a lot that Windows 8.1 does better. Here's how to get started with Windows 8.1 and take advantage of everything this new and improved OS has to offer.