Fix for Windows 8.1 Preview Update Error

by HEMANTH KUMAR on June 26, 2013


Microsoft just demoed the preview of the awesome Windows 8.1 “BLUE” at Build in San Francisco today. The public preview is available now at Windows Preview. This download lets you update the Windows 8.1 via Windows Store, after install and restarting your computer with the download. Some people are lucky, but many are facing the update error, like, This computer is not eligible etc. Here is a small fix for this error.

  1. Place and rename the MSU file in an easily accessible place, e.g. C:\8preview\preview.msu
  2. open command prompt in administrator mode.
  3. Type: Expand –F:* c:\8preview\preview.msu C:\8preview\
  4. Type: DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\


The solution is surfaced in Microsoft Community, and its worked like a charm. But some people are still unlucky that the Windows Store is showing Windows 8.1 update but giving error that “Update is not yet available”. Do try your luck.

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