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Do I have Windows 8.1

  1. #1

    Do I have Windows 8.1


    I have recently purchased a Windows 8 Touchscreen laptop.
    I was told if I do not have Windows 8.1 I can upload a free version.
    My question is how do I know if I have 8.1 and also if I do not know which web site can I get it from without being inundated with fixit flashes and other people wanting money from me.

    Also as a side line how can I stop these noisy adverts appearing on this forum ?

    I would appreciate your help.
    Many thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Stattovic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could check using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to see if says "Windows 8.1" in your System window.

    System Information - View About your Windows 8 PC

    If not, then you can use the method in the tutorial below to update to Windows 8.1 via the Store.

    Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

    When finished, double check to make sure that you have all of your Windows Updates installed. You may need to check after each time to make sure that no more available.

    Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Many thanks.
    I do have Windows 8.1 I will now post another question on the forum.
    Thanks,
    Vic
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Vic.

    When you are logged in to the site, you will not see any ads.
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