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  1. #1


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Quick query


    I have two machines I upgraded from 7 to 8 at about the same time within a week of each other. Now yesterday I had a pop up message from Microsoft to say that I could download / upgrade to the 8.1 for free. So I checked the site and it was genuine so downloaded and installed the 8.1 and reinstated the Classic Shell and it is up and running fine.

    Now the laptop has had no such message and I am wondering if anyone knows why I should be offered the 8.1 on one machine yet not the other??

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  3. #3


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Yes theog that is the very first thing I did yesterday - but I have just checked System now and it has downloaded auto although I have my updates set to show and ask first. I don't remember it doing it as the other machine took a very long time to download and install too.

    Thanks for the heads up I just didn't think of checking there because of my settings.
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