Windows 8.1 Collection

Yesterday, Microsoft took the wraps off of the much discussed Windows 8.1 “preview edition” for your current Surface Pro, 32 or 64 bit system. The process was supposed to be simple, with a downloaded file and a trip to the Store. Indeed, the installation was easy, but the line for the server was getting hammered on early in the day.

Here at mobile HQ for Windows Phone Central, myself and Sam Sabri updated no less than five devices to Windows 8.1, because hey, we’re excited. From the Acer R7, to the little 8-inch Iconia to two Surface Pros we plowed through the process. (Build attendees were given USB flash drivers with the installation files onboard, making the process super simple).

Windows 8.1 Installation

We’re quite smitten with the 8.1 preview and new features, specifically the new Store (which is way better now) and Xbox Music, that really make the effort worth it. (Later on today, we’ll do a quick preview of 8.1 on an 8.1 tablet to show you how that works).

Question for you: Did you update to Windows 8.1 yet? Are you planning on it? Take our poll and sound off in comments on your experience! (Poll embed fixed, sorry folks!)