How to fix “The Windows 8.1 Preview isn’t available right now” error

Recently Microsoft released the preview version of the 8.1 update of Windows 8 with lot of much awaited changes and fixes. Unfortunately the preview version is only available for the copies where the base language is “En-US” and you might see the error “The Windows 8.1 Preview isn’t available right now”

To fix this error, follow these steps :

1. Press Win +X to bring up the system menu. Select Control Panel.

Select Control Panel from the system menu

Select Control Panel from the system menu

2. Switch to View by “Small Icons”.

3. Select “Language” and click on “Add Language”.

Select Languages option from the control panel

Select Languages option from the control panel

Click on the "Add Language"

Click on the “Add Language”

4. Now choose English and then “English US”.

Select English (United States)

Select English (United States)

5. It might take a while to download, depending on your internet connection.

6. Now open the registry editor by opening “Run” (Win + R) and then typing “regedit”.

Open registry editor from the RUN

Open registry editor from the RUN

7. Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > NIs > Language

8. Scroll down the right pane and find a key called InstallLanguage. Right Click on it, select modify and then enter the new value 0409

Change the InstallLanguage to 0409

Change the InstallLanguage to 0409

9. Now close the registry editor and restart your computer.

10. You should now be able to install the Windows 8.1 preview from the Windows Store without any trouble.

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One Response to “How to fix “The Windows 8.1 Preview isn’t available right now” error”
  1. Gerculy Robert

    Perfect ! Thank you.

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