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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Try with test rig first install with ISO 8.1 Preview. No update in store.

    May retry later, doing OEM for now.
    Hmm I have a VM with the 8.1 Pro Preview and that doesn't have the update in the Store either, so I'm getting the same results as you.

    I have a theory... in the Tutorial, it says this:

    2. If you have not already, be sure that you have installed the KB2871389 update in Windows Update.
    NOTE: Microsoft has a typo on their site below. It should be KB2871389 and not KB2871839.

    See: Why can't I find the update in the Store? - Microsoft Windows
    But that Update doesn't seem to be installed on my 8.1 Pro Preview VM. Nor does it show up when I manually check for updates. Could that be why...?

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  2. #12


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    Just done a clean of Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with all updates, NO update in store.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Just done a clean of Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with all updates, NO update in store.
    Has it included update KB2871389?
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  4. #14


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    KB2871389 is only for Windows 8.


    Update:

    Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for the update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT

    Click image for larger version

    Update will NOT install on 8.1 Preview.
    Last edited by theog; 17 Oct 2013 at 18:32.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Just done a clean of Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with all updates, NO update in store.
    Ugh same here. No update for me either. I went from the preview to stock Windows 8 and nothing. I have no clue what to do.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    KB2871389 is only for Windows 8.
    So is there an equivalent for 8.1? I'm thinking that the missing update may be why it doesn't work?
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    The 8.1 Preview page (which seems to have been updated today) suggests you should be able to update from the Preview via the Windows Store... do you have reason to believe it won't work?

    Updating from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Windows Help
    This really ticked me off because I checked this site and others over and over before I installed the preview because I wanted to be sure I would be able to upgrade to the final version when it came out. According to that site and others you would have to reinstall your apps. I figured "No big deal, I'll just take a screenshot of the Start page before updating and use that to download the apps from the store again after the update".

    Now it appears that it's not just apps, it's all of your full programs, of which I must have hundreds installed. The other question is- if I have to reinstall all of my 3D software and such that I use for work, what happens to all the settings files for those programs?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1


    what happens to all the settings files for those programs?
    I can only assume they will be gone along with the actual programs.

    Excerpted from this article by Paut Thurott:

    If you previously upgraded from Windows 8 to the Windows 8.1 Preview, bad news: You can upgrade to the final version of Windows 8.1 for free, of course. But you will have to reinstall all of your desktop applications and Metro-style apps (the ones that don't ship as part of Windows).

    Read full article here:

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/here-comes-windows-81
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  9. #19


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    Update post 14.
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  10. #20


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    I won't have time to try it before tomorrow evening, but I saw elsewhere on the web that someone suggested opening this address in the Metro version of Internet Explorer:

    ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade
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