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    Windows 8.1 Preview error “The update is not applicable to your computer.”

    So, I am trying to install Windows 8.1 Preview on my computer but if I am trying to open Windows Update Standalone Installer then I am getting an error message that says “The update is not applicable to your computer.” I am running Windows 8 64bit on a i5 core processor with HD 6870 video card. Thanks for any information in advance.

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    Re: Windows 8.1 Preview error “The update is not applicable to your computer.”

    The error that you are getting could happen if the language of your operating system that you have chosen at the time of setup is different than the 13 supported languages for Windows 8.1 Preview OS. You should know that non-specified language version like the English from UK and Portuguese from Portugal are not included in the supported languages. Also, if you are running Windows 8 Enterprise then the update wont work.

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    Re: Windows 8.1 Preview error “The update is not applicable to your computer.”

    If you are facing the problems mentioned in the above post, then you can try to install Windows 8.1 Preview by downloading the ISO file of the OS from this link - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-8/preview-iso. Note that, incase you have Windows RT and you are not able to install from the ISO file then you will only be able to install Windows RT 8.1 Preview only.

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    Re: Windows 8.1 Preview error “The update is not applicable to your computer.”

    I have found a solution for this problem. Simply put and rename the msu file in some place where you can access it easily, like the C:\8preview\preview.msu. After that open CMD in admin mode and then type Expand –F:* c:\8preview\preview.msu C:\8preview\. After that again type this lines - DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\Windows8-RT-KB2849636-x64.cab. Incase you have 32-bit version of Windows then you will need to replace the "x64.cab" with "x86.cab" and "arm.cab" for RT verions. Now, Windows 8.1 Preview will start to download on your pc.

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