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Install 8.1 Preview

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Install 8.1 Preview

    I would really like to install Windows 8.1 on my Laptop to learn more about it for work, will be a Dual Boot with Windows 7. I don't have the funds to buy it right now so was wondering if I can just install the Preview of it for 90 days or whatever. I see it at the Windows Site here but not sure this is still even valid? Or, what is a reasonable price to pay for it. Don't really want to go this route since it is a dying OS, but may have to.

    I also don't know if I can install this to my computer with components that are made for Windows 7. It's a TOSHIBA Satellite L505D-5007 Laptop. Wait, I see now that it may have came with 8.1 also. Here is the exact Model link:
    I used to have an account at Toshiba Support Forums, but just went there and can't log in. Thought I would check with those guys to see if it could be done, but no luck. Will have to create a new User I guess. I see some technical info to check out but want to be sure, because this is on my Windows 7 machine.

    Thanks, Stealth

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  2. #2

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Windows 8.1 is dirt cheap these days, google the Reddit Software Marketplace or Kinguin, you may get your pro license for 20 bucks tops..
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  3. #3

    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Hey, that works! lol. I thought for sure it was more, should have looked Doh. Not up on all this stuff so thanks for dialing me in!, Stealth
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