What to do before installing Windows 8.1 preview + download link

In this video I will explain what you should do before installing Windows 8.1 Preview. Please watch the entire video to make sure you didn’t miss anything. E…

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  1. Thanks for this video it helps alot, just one question. I have windows 8
    pro. will i be able to install windows 8.1 without losing anything, if i
    dont backup the drive or go back to windows 8 pro. Is that possible?

  2. You need to create a recovery USB the way I showed in the video. I’m using
    a clean version of Windows (it did not come with my PC), but if you have a
    OEM version of Windows you may need a larger USB drive. If you don’t do
    this before installing Windows 8.1 Preview, you can’t get back to normal
    Windows 8 later on! You also need to install Windows 8.1 Preview in the
    same language as your current installation if you want to keep your
    programs and settings. And always make a backup when using betas!

  3. The expiration date of the Preview version is January 15th, 2014. If you
    want to keep it forever, you should have a computer running Windows 8.
    After it’s released commercially, you can download Windows 8.1 from the
    Windows Store and keep it forever (it will be free for people who have
    Windows 8 if I’m right). You can’t get the full version yet, so you’ll have
    to wait for that because you can’t keep the preview forever, but it should
    come out before the preview expires 😉

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