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Do i need to install the windows 8.1 update from store ?

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    windows 8 and 7

    Do i need to install the windows 8.1 update from store ?


    i have recently installed windows 8.1 on a new extended partition while keeping my windows 8 in previous partition.
    do i need to install the store windows 8.1 update ?
    as shown in another thread this looks like it has the update
    advice required pls.
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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1


    You don't get Windows 8.1 Update from the "Store". It was released through Windows Update.

    Have you checked Windows Update for new updates? If updates are listed, look for KB9219355; which is the Windows 8.1 Update. Allow Windows Update to install all the updates shown (if there are any).

    Looking at your screenshot, I don't see anything that tells me whether you have it or not. One way to tell if you already have the update, is to go to the Modern (gotta remember it's not Metro) interface and look for a power button and a search button. If you don't see either one, start typing "Windows Update" (without the quotes). If you don't see the buttons and/or can type there, you probably don't have the update.
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    Windows 10


    If you have Windows 8 installed, you get Windows 8.1 Update from the Store.

    If you have Windows 8.1 installed, you get Windows 8.1 Update from the Windows Update.

    How to know if you have Windows 8.1 Update installed? (see screenshots below)



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    windows 8 and 7


    Install the latest Windows 8.1 Update - Microsoft Windows Help

    Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update (also known as KB 2919355)
    is shown in my update history 2 times 2 different dates 12th and 17th april 2014
    and the screen shots shown there corresponds to my start screen
    the power search button are present.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by roodap View Post
    Install the latest Windows 8.1 Update - Microsoft Windows Help

    Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update (also known as KB 2919355)
    is shown in my update history 2 times 2 different dates 12th and 17th april 2014
    and the screen shots shown there corresponds to my start screen
    the power search button are present.
    Then you're good to go.

    How in the world did you install Windows 8 on one partition and Windows 8.1 on another? Are both activated, or does this "count" as one installation? Curious ferrets may not have a need to know, but they surely do want to know.
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    windows 8 and 7


    i think it is considered as upgrade i got activated automtically. i like some of the features of windows 8 and like to keep it.
    so now i have 4 systems in my laptop. windows 7 OEM windows 8 pro windows 8.1 pro and gentoo linux.
    all booted from windows 8.1 boot menu.
    only thng i did not understand is why twice the same update KB 2919355
    both say successfully installed.
    both are activated and i use same login information and account.

    i don't now how to take a snip of metro menu screen else could have posted it too.
    Last edited by roodap; 19 Apr 2014 at 12:13. Reason: more info
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    Welcome to Windows EightForums, roodap.

    Snipping Tool in Modern/Metro:

    Open Snipping Tool > Make sure it’s not in Capture mode by pressing ESC key > Go to metro screen, pop up menu, or whatever you want to capture > Hold down CTRL key and press PrintScreen > The screen becomes greyed out (capture mode) > Click, hold, and drag to capture. Press ESC key if you want to cancel or start over again.

    So the key is: CTRL+PrintScreen to enter capture mode (Screen greyed out) and ESC to get out of capture mode.

    After you upgraded to 8.1, did you then install 8 on another partition? With no problems of activation? I have been wondering if that was within the EULA, for I want to do the same.
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Welcome to Windows EightForums, roodap.

    Snipping Tool in Modern/Metro:

    Open Snipping Tool > Make sure it’s not in Capture mode by pressing ESC key > Go to metro screen, pop up menu, or whatever you want to capture > Hold down CTRL key and press PrintScreen > The screen becomes greyed out (capture mode) > Click, hold, and drag to capture. Press ESC key if you want to cancel or start over again.

    So the key is: CTRL+PrintScreen to enter capture mode (Screen greyed out) and ESC to get out of capture mode.

    After you upgraded to 8.1, did you then install 8 on another partition? With no problems of activation? I have been wondering if that was within the EULA, for I want to do the same.
    Thanks, Hippsie! I wanted to do a snip of the Metro screen too, but couldn't figure out how to do it with the snipping tool, but now I know! Thanky, thanky, thanky . . .

    It's good to know about putting Windows 8 and 8.1 on separate partitions of the HD, but I don't think I'll try it, even if it's within the EULA.
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  9. #9


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by roodap View Post
    only thng i did not understand is why twice the same update KB 2919355
    both say successfully installed.

    both are activated and i use same login information and account.

    i don't now how to take a snip of metro menu screen else could have posted it too.
    I've seen several folks say they've gotten KB2919355 two or three times; something to do with some small updates either not having been installed or needing to be installed after the initial update. At any rate, nothing to worry about; just go with it.

    I didn't know how to do the Metro screen either until Hippsie explained it. Now we know.
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  10. #10


    UK
    Posts : 150
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Good tip Hippie re: snipping and modern screen
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