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OK, have to ask. I'll still have to got to the store and say I want the update, right? Not going be an automatic install through Windows Update right? I have limited bandwidth allowance and must manage my download amounts.

Anybody know how large of download it will be, average?
 

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From what I have read, it's 3.3 gig for Win 8 pro 64 bit.
 

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Popeye, it is not automatic, you have to go to the Store and select it.

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Popeye, it is not automatic, you have to go to the Store and select it.

Jim :cool:

There's gonna be a lot of Windows 8 users out there that don't use the store, or access this forum, that simply won't know about the update. :cry:
 
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Knowing Microsoft there will probably be a mass email sent to everyone with an email account.

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They could send a small update through Windows update to add an action center alert or even a tile to your Start Screen. I'm sure they've figured out some way to notify 8 users of the update. Just going to the Windows store may prompt you with the notification that you can update.
 

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They could send a small update through Windows update to add an action center alert or even a tile to your Start Screen. I'm sure they've figured out some way to notify 8 users of the update. Just going to the Windows store may prompt you with the notification that you can update.

They have already done that. There was an update a while back that describes an action similar to what you are describing.

I hope that since this update will be download through the store and not windows update the full download will be available and can be clean installed
 

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They could send a small update through Windows update to add an action center alert or even a tile to your Start Screen. I'm sure they've figured out some way to notify 8 users of the update. Just going to the Windows store may prompt you with the notification that you can update.

They have already done that. There was an update a while back that describes an action similar to what you are describing.

I hope that since this update will be download through the store and not windows update the full download will be available and can be clean installed

You would need to buy the FULL DOWNLOAD.
 

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what makes you think that? you could update and then do a refresh and it would produce the same results. so why would 8.1 not work the same as 8 with the option to install without saving anything
 

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[h=2]How do I download it?[/h] On October 17th, Microsoft will be providing a download link for the Windows 8.1 Update. The update is free and will be available via the Windows Store. Beginning 12:00AM on October 18th in New Zealand, or 4:00AM October 17th in Redmond, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update. You will also be able to download an ISO image of the update, so you can do a clean installation if you so choose.

Everything you need to know about the Windows 8.1 rollout, including pricing and availability | WinBeta

Just thought I should pass this on. Any thoughts on this?. Article was posted on Oct. 12th

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^ Thanks for posting, Henry! As per the article and hopefully true:

You will also be able to download an ISO image of the update, so you can do a clean installation if you so choose.

:dinesh: Hooray!! :dinesh:
 

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That's what I was hoping for.

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You made my day! :thumb:
 

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Thanks Henry for the link.
 

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Sounds like the upgrade thing from the store will be similar to the esd we had before. Should be easy to make an iso from that.

If there is also an iso available to d/l that would be better, it is more likely to contain a wim instead of the esd thing.
 

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I wonder if it will let those who have used a different server to activate Windows 8 upgrade to 8.1?
Can't wait to use it either way
 

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Sounds like the upgrade thing from the store will be similar to the esd we had before. Should be easy to make an iso from that.

If there is also an iso available to d/l that would be better, it is more likely to contain a wim instead of the esd thing.

Thanks, but please expound?
 

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^ Thanks for posting, Henry! As per the article and hopefully true:

You will also be able to download an ISO image of the update, so you can do a clean installation if you so choose.

:dinesh: Hooray!! :dinesh:

Its strange that is the only site that is saying this. If it were true it would be all over the net. I hope its true but won't make any bets as of yet.

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I really hope the ISO download option part is true. If it is its going to make a lot of people very happy campers.
 

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