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Why do I get a message asking me to instal Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro

    Why do I get a message asking me to instal Windows 8.1


    Although I already have Windows 8.1 installed on my computer, why does a message crop up every now and again when I am on the internet telling me that I have Windows 8 and I need to go to the Microsoft Store to download Windows 8.1?

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  2. #2


    Thailand
    Posts : 13
    windows 8.1 pro,ubuntu 14.04


    i really dont know why you get that message but you can check to make sure if you have 8.1 put cursor on right side of screen till settings pops out click on pc info ans se if it says 8.1
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by rbrick49 View Post
    i really dont know why you get that message but you can check to make sure if you have 8.1 put cursor on right side of screen till settings pops out click on pc info ans se if it says 8.1
    Thanks for the prompt response. I have checked and I definitely have Windows 8.1. Strangely it is only when I access Microsoft's website that the message pops up every now and again. Very strange indeed. Should I download Windows 8.1 all over again from the Microsoft Store or would that serve no purpose whatsoever? Would that re-instate any missing files? When I try to refresh, it says that I have some missing files?
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'd run Windows Update to make sure you are fully patched. There is at least one update to update 1, or maybe you don't have update 1.
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