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Solved How do you know if you have updated to 8.1.1 (from 8.1)?


nougart

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I can't tell from looking in Windows Update if I got the update to 8.1.1 in May, last month. I understand that if you didn't update to 8.1.1 you would not get any more windows updates.:think:
 

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The easiest way is to open your start metro start screen and look in the upper right corner for this ...

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If you see this, then you have 8.1 Update 1 installed .... if not, you don't... ;)
 

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My OS is 8.1.. I am talking about the Windows 8.1 Update 1. Microsoft set a deadline for 13 May for the Update 1 to be installed but according to what I have now heard the deadline is later this month.
 

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Hello Nougart,

That is what Tom is referring to. If you have the power and search button on your Start screen now, then you have updated to Windows 8.1 Update. :)
 

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Hello Nougart,

That is what Tom is referring to. If you have the power and search button on your Start screen now, then you have updated to Windows 8.1 Update. :)

Hi Shawn, that is the Windows 8.1 Update 1? - sorry if I am seeming silly but I just want to be clear that I have understood.:confused:
 

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A more reliable method would be to check update history to see if update KB2919355 has been installed.

On certain machines (like my Dell 8" tablet), many of the gui changes are not there in the update (no power icon on Start screen, no Title bar with X in right-corner for Metro apps) but the update has been applied. Apparently MS decided those gui changes weren't relevant on all devices.
 

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Hello Nougart,

That is what Tom is referring to. If you have the power and search button on your Start screen now, then you have updated to Windows 8.1 Update. :)

Hi Shawn, that is the Windows 8.1 Update 1? - sorry if I am seeming silly but I just want to be clear that I have understood.:confused:
No worries. Yes.

The official name is "Windows 8.1 Update" though.
 

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The official name is "Windows 8.1 Update" though
Thanks for that. :thumb: - I suppose I thought that Windows 8.1 Update meant the upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. :p
 

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A more reliable method would be to check update history to see if update KB2919355 has been installed.

On certain machines (like my Dell 8" tablet), many of the gui changes are not there in the update (no power icon on Start screen, no Title bar with X in right-corner for Metro apps) but the update has been applied. Apparently MS decided those gui changes weren't relevant on all devices.
Thanks for that as I didn't know what the number of the update was -but now know thatI have the Windows 8.1 update. :)
 

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nougart

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Originally it was an update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but since "Windows 8.1 Update" came out, it's now an update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update. :)

Thanks I get it . :D
 

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