Few hours ago Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 Preview version to public which anyone can download. There are 2 ways by which you can download Windows 8.1 Preview. Firstly is as an update from Windows 8 Store and secondly is the clean install using Windows 8.1 ISO File.

Here, we are talking about, Installing Windows 8.1 Preview from Windows Store. To do that you just need to download and install a small update on your Windows 8 PC, so that your PC can check the availability of Windows 8.1 Preview. But there are many users who are getting an error which says, “The update is not applicable to your computer.” while they are trying to Install the updates.

Windows 8.1 Build 2013 Start Screen

It can be happen, If you are using different locale and language on your Windows 8 PC, which is presently not listed in Window 8.1 Preview allowed languages. Microsoft says that currently Windows 8.1 Preview can be installed using Arabic, English (US), Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish language. To change the locale or language of your Windows 8 PC. Follow the below steps.

  • Open Control Panel
  • Now Click on the Region Icon
  • Now it will open a dialog box which says the current system locale, language etc.
  • Just there you have to change settings to English (United States) or any other language which is mention by Microsoft in Windows 8.1 Preview.

Windows 8 Region Settings


  • Restart your PC and now try to Install the Windows 8.1 Preview update.

If it still doesn’t works for you then. leave your comments below. We will update with next tutorial to fix that.