Last week Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Preview (see my review) and I was really looking forward to trying it on my Surface RT however the preview wasn’t available for Windows 8 devices with the UK language pack installed. There were a few work-arounds but wait no more as Microsoft have issued a fix to the preview so that it can now be installed on a UK device. TDL Show host Jason Coombes installed Windows 8.1 Preview on his Surface RT tonight and said it installed fine.
I installed Windows 8.1 Preview on my tablet PC and performed a clear install on another machine today and have to say I was impressed with the install process. When I installed it on my 2nd machine today Windows asked me if I wanted to copy my settings from the other machine which I selected and it set up apps so I didn’t even have to log back in to apps like Twitter.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.