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Rookie Q - USB 8.1 booting query

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    Rookie Q - USB 8.1 booting query

    I was just curious whether there was any downside from updating to 8.1 via USB rather than through the store?
    Coming from a fresh windows 8 can I simply instal 8.1 on top?
    Or must I install the windows updates that are required to instal 8.1 via store method regardless for the USB boot to work?

    Thanks in advance

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    You are better off just doing a clean install of windows 8.1 - no need to install windows 8 anymore..

    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    But to answer your question - if you have windows 8 installed and want to upgrade to windows 8.1 via setup media - just insert your 8.1 media and run the setup.exe from within windows 8
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    Brilliant, thanks!
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