Windows 8.1 comes with a truckload of improvements, many of which seem to have piqued the interest of traditional desktop users that were not really interested in upgrading to Windows 8 last year.
Well, if you are still using an older version of Windows and want to try out Windows 8.1 before shelling out the cash, Microsoft has got you covered. Users of older versions of Windows have no other option than to purchase a standalone copy — which actually starts at $119.99.
But those of you that want to try out Windows 8.1 can try out the 90-day trial of Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are ready to be taken for a spin.
As the company states on the TechNet Evaluation Center page:
“Windows 8.1 Enterprise provides IT professionals with a reliable and easy-to-manage infrastructure for today’s changing and increasingly mobile work styles. It’s the fastest and most secure OS from Microsoft for desktop, laptop, or tablet.”
Both x86 and x64 ISOs are available, and multiple languages are supported including English (United States), English (Great Britain), German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional).
All you need to do is register, and start your download.
And if you find Windows 8.1 to be your cup of tea after the 90-day trial period, you can go ahead and either download the final version online or get your boxed copy from retail outlets.