Windows 8.1 is coming soon

Windows 8.1 will soon be available on an array of cool new hardware. Soon you'll be able to buy and download the new Windows, or get it with a new PC at online retailers and in stores. As always, you can visit the Windows Blog for the latest news.

If you need to buy Windows 8 right away, you can always get the Windows 8.1 update for free later. *

Download Windows 8

* Internet access fees may apply. Clicking Download Windows 8 installs Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which makes sure your PC can run Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro and gives you the option to purchase either. When prompted by your browser, open, save, or run Upgrade Assistant. Depending on your Internet connection, Upgrade Assistant might take several minutes to install.