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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Can I Upgrade Win 8.0 to 8.1, or Must be Win10?


    On Monday of this week, I was forced to revert back to Win 8.0 DELL OEM settings from a recent upgrade to Windows 10 (early August). I don't really want Win10; I do not intend to use new browser, I do not need voice recognition (no built-in mic), and concerned about Big Brother watching me when using Win10! (Someone told me that I should get and use a program called "Windows Destroyer" to avoid Big Brother.)

    Will my present Win8.0 automatically update to Win8.1? That is what happened here when it went to 8.1 from 8.0, i.e., w/o me requesting that it be done.

    Is there a resource installer available for updating from my present 8.0 to 8.1?

    Thanks for reading this.

    Regards,
    VinceB.


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    You can upgrade to windows 8.1 or you can clean install windows 8.1
    You can download and create windows 8.1 setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for your info, KYHI. I will take a look when I get back in front of the desktop PC.

    I will want to learn the difference "upgrade" vs. " clean install" before I continue.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by VinceB View Post
    Thanks for your info, KYHI. I will take a look when I get back in front of the desktop PC.

    I will want to learn the difference "upgrade" vs. " clean install" before I continue.
    when I returned to the desktop, I was prompted to allow a Restart and an update to Windows 8.1. It is now in that process.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Issue Resolved


    Shortly after returning to my desktop, an automatic upgrade to Windows 8.1 was shown.

    The 8.1 upgrade went smoothly .

    I presume that an offer to upgrade 8.1 to Windows 10 will be given, but I guess I will not hurry into that.

    Thanks.

    VinceB.
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