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Is windows 8.1 free with windows 8

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    Scotland
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    Windows 8.1

    Is windows 8.1 free with windows 8


    Is it also worth the upgrade? I'm a noob to windows 8, using mac and windows vista the now.

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    If you have a legit copy of Windows 8, then 8.1 is free via an update.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Meeky555 View Post
    Is it also worth the upgrade? I'm a noob to windows 8, using mac and windows vista the now.
    Definitely an improvement....Make sure you install ALL the Windows Updates in W8, before downloading W8.1 from inside the Windows Store.
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    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by dencal View Post
    Make sure you install ALL the Windows Updates in W8, before downloading W8.1 from inside the Windows Store.
    Before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, you do not need to install all Windows 8 updates from Windows Update. You only need to install KB2871389 update, then you’ll be able to install the Windows 8.1 update via the Windows Store. Download and install KB2871389 update from link or from Windows Update.

    KB2871389 (direct download link)
    - All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x86.msu
    - All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...871389-x64.msu

    But if you've opened the Windows Store and you don't see the Windows 8.1 update, then you will need to also install KB2917499 update.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Meeky555 View Post
    Is it also worth the upgrade? I'm a noob to windows 8, using mac and windows vista the now.
    As you have NO Windows 8, buy Windows 8.1, no need to buy 8 first.
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