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I can't find the windows 8.1 update

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    I can't find the windows 8.1 update


    I am going round and round in circles on windows websites trying to find how to upgrade to 8,1 but none of the links actually do anything .

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Trevor,

    See if this may be able to help you to upgrade from 8 to 8.1.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html
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    Can you explain where I find the windows store - I am using classic shell and don't see the tiley thing
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    Normally pressing your Windows should take you to the Start screen to then be able to open the Store.

    "Start" Screen - Open in Windows 8

    If needed, you could also use the shortcut below to open the Store with.

    "Store" App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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    Thanks found it, been downloading 8.1 for 45 mins and the blue bar has barely moved. Also it says 8.1 pro is that right?
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    When IO finally find the store, the only option there is to install 8.1 pro - that's surely a paid for app? Isn't there a free 8.1?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you have the proper ms update, the 8.1 update should be the very first thing you see in the store.

    It's a particular MS update that brings this up, I can't remember the number but it says in the installer package
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    If you have Windows 8 Pro installed, then it would give you a update to 8.1 Pro in the Store for the same edition.

    System Information - View About your Windows 8 PC
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    If you have the proper ms update, the 8.1 update should be the very first thing you see in the store.

    It's a particular MS update that brings this up, I can't remember the number but it says in the installer package
    In addition, it would be the KB2871389 Windows Update.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't mean to butt in or anything but I posted this:

    do not see Windows 8.1 upgrade in my store

    in another thread.

    I posted it to help people find the 8.1 upgrade (free) in the Windows Store.

    Whether it is helpful to post it here remains to be seen.

    Just trying to be helpful.

    Sorry for the intrusion.
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