How to Download Official Windows 8.1 ISO
Are you looking forward to download Windows 8.1 ISO, without having to go through the Windows Store? Thankfully, there is a trick that allows users to officially download Windows 8.1 ISO that works for both 32 Bit and 64 Bit. Re-installing or upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 can be simply done through Microsoft Store. But if you need to install or update more than one computer then it gets really inconvenient and becomes a time taking task. So, to save time it’s suggested to download Official Windows 8.1 ISO.
Before we check the tips and tricks to download official Windows 8.1 ISO, let’s first understand what is ISO file? ISO is like a box that holds all the parts together, that just requires assembly. Let’s see how to download official Windows 8.1 ISO
- After Windows Installation Media Creation Tool is downloaded; a blue pop-up window will appear asking you – ‘What kind of installation file do you want to create?
- In this window, choose the ‘language’ that you want. Select the ‘edition’ (Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro) from the drop down list and click on ‘Next’.
- Now, ‘Choose where to save the installation file’. Select ISO file and click on ‘Next’.
- This will start ‘Downloading installation file’. In this window you can also see the percentage of the tool downloaded and the estimated time remaining. The downloading process might take some time, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
(The reason behind recommending ISO file option is that, you can anytime create a bootable USB install key from the saved ISO file.)
Once the tool is downloaded, the wizard scans through and checks the integrity of the download. This process might also take couple of minutes to finish. Once the processing is done, you will be notified of the location where the ISO file is saved. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the task.
If in case you have lost the original recovery key, then you won’t be able to get another Windows 8.1 install disk; in that case you can buy another Windows 8.1. On successful completion of Windows 8.1 ISO file, it is now up to you whether you want to burn it to a DVD or you want to save it on your bootable USB stick. It’s your choice to use it the way you want to...