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Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 using the free Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store or with a Windows 8.1 ISO file.
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How to Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8
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This tutorial will show you how to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 using the free Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store or with a Windows 8.1 ISO file.
How to Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8


information   Information
On October 17th 2013, Windows 8.1 rolled out as a free optional update to Windows 8 users via the Windows Store.

On October 18th, Windows 8.1 was available on new devices and as a packaged DVD product at retail locations around the world.

This tutorial will show you how to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 using the free Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store or with a Windows 8.1 ISO file.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to upgrade to Windows 8.1.


If your Windows drive is encrypted, then you will need to decrypt it before trying to update to Windows 8.1. After the update has finished, you could encrypt it again if you like.

Note   Note
Windows 8.1 System Requirements

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher with WDDM driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • Internet access for activation.
  • To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch. (more info)
  • To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
  • To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.
  • Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database
  • Some games and programs might require a graphics card compatible with DirectX 10 or higher for optimal performance
  • Microsoft account required for some features
  • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software (more info)
  • Windows Media Center license sold separately (more info)
  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)
  • BitLocker requires either Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or a USB flash drive (Windows 8 Pro only)
  • Client Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and additional 2 GB of RAM (Windows 8 Pro only)
  • A TV tuner is required to play and record live TV in Windows Media Center (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)
  • Free Internet TV content varies by geography, some content might require additional fees (Windows 8 Pro Pack and Windows 8 Media Center Pack only)

If your PC is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8 you can check to see if it meets the requirements by running the Upgrade Assistant.


Upgrading from Windows 7 (or earlier) to Windows 8.1

You could upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 first, and then install the free Windows 8.1 update via the Store.

OR

You could upgrade directly to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7 using the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant or by purchasing a retail copy of Windows 8.1 online or from a retail outlet.



Updating from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

On a retail or OEM-activated PC running any edition of Windows 8, you’ll be able to install the free Windows 8.1 update via the Windows Store. It permanently replaces the underlying operating system with Windows 8.1 and replaces the previous software license with the new terms for Windows 8.1. This is a like-for-like update: If you’re running Windows 8 Pro, you’ll be updated to Windows 8.1 Pro. If the Media Center Pack is installed, that functionality will be maintained for Windows 8.1.

When upgrading from Windows 8/Windows RT to Windows 8.1/Windows RT 8.1, you will not lose anything. All your files, settings, and apps will carry over unless you are installing Windows 8.1 in a language that's different from the language currently on your PC.

If you ever refresh or reset from the recovery partition of an OEM Windows 8 PC, you will restore the original Windows 8 image and will need to install the free Windows 8.1 update again.

If you have a PC running Windows 8, you could upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro by first installing the free Windows 8.1 update and then add the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack. You could also add the Windows 8 Pro Pack first, and then installing the free Windows 8.1 Update.

For businesses who acquired Windows 8 Enterprise through Software Assurance for Windows on a volume license agreement, the option to update through the Windows Store is not available. Administrators will find the Windows 8.1 Enterprise installation media at the Volume Licensing Service Center. Windows 8.1 can be deployed to Windows 8 computers using a software distribution tool such as System Center Configuration Manager (run setup.exe /auto:upgrade).


Upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1

If you installed Windows 8.1 Preview as an update from the Windows Store in Windows 8, you will be able to install the free Windows 8.1 update from the Windows Store.

If you installed Windows 8.1 Preview by booting from ISO media, you can update to the final version of Windows 8.1 Pro using the Windows Store, but your system won't activate until you buy a Windows 8.1 license and Product Key. You can do this by following the instructions when you activate your system, or by purchasing a DVD of Windows 8.1 Pro.

When upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview/Windows RT 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 RT, you will "Keep personal files only", but will lose your settings and have to reinstall all of your apps (desktop and Store).





OPTION ONE
Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update via Windows Store


Note   Note
On a retail or OEM-activated PC running any edition of Windows 8 or Windows RT, you’ll be able to install the free Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store.


1. If you have not already, you will need to temporarily disable or uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program you have installed first to prevent it from interfering with the update to Windows 8.1. You can enable or reinstall it after the update has finished.​
2. If you have not already, be sure that you have installed the KB2871389 and KB2917499 Windows Updates. They are required to be installed for the 8.1 update to be available in the Store.​
Tip   Tip
If needed, you could also manually download the KB2871389 and KB2917499 updates at the links below to install.
3. On your Start screen, click/tap on the Store tile. (see screenshot below)​
Windows_8_1_Store_Update_Notice.jpg
Windows_8.1_Update_Store-1.jpg
4. When the Store opens, click/tap on the Update Windows tile. (see screenshot below)​
Tip   Tip
If you do not see the Windows 8.1 update available in the Store like below, then you can also enter ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade into the address bar of your browser and press Enter to reach the download page.
Store_Update_Windows_Tile.jpg
5. Read all the available information on the page. When ready to start the update to Windows 8.1, click/tap on the Download button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: The download size will vary, but expect it to be around 3.42 GB to 3.62 GB. Be sure to save and close anything you are working on first.​
Windows_8.1_Update_Store-3.jpg
6. Downloading of Windows 8.1 Update will now start. (see screenshot below)​
Tip   Tip
This may take a while to finish depending on your download rate. To check the progress of your Windows 8.1 Update installation, you can enter ms-windows-store:installprogress into your browser's address bar, and press Enter to open the Store directly to Installs.
Tip   Tip

Windows_8.1_Update_Store-4.jpg
7. Once finished downloading, the Windows 8.1 Update will now start installing. (see screenshots below)​
NOTE: This will take a while to finish. If the installation is interrupted for any reason, you can restart the update from where you left off by going back to the Store and downloading the update again.​
Windows_8.1_Update_Store-5.jpg
8. When finished, you will be prompted to click/tap on Restart Now to restart your PC. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You will only have 15 minutes before your PC will automatically restart.​
Windows_8.1_Update_Store-12.jpg
9. The PC will now restart to setup Windows 8.1 Update. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This may take a while to finish.​
Restart-1.jpg
10. When finished, click on the License terms I accept button. (see screenshot below)​
restart-2.jpg
11. From here, pick up at step 13 in Option Four of the tutorial below to finish setting up Windows 8.1 Update.​
Setup-1.jpg
Tip   Tip
If you have the "Secureboot isn't configured correctly" watermark on the bottom right corner of your desktop after updating to Windows 8.1, then it just means that you have Windows installed with UEFI and need to turn on Secure Boot in your UEFI settings. Afterwards, the watermark will be gone.






OPTION TWO
Upgrade to Windows 8.1 using ISO File


Note   Note
You can get the latest Windows 8.1 ISO file using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create


1. For how, see Option Four in the tutorial below.​






OPTION THREE
Upgrade to Windows 8.1 using Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant


Note   Note
Upgrade Assistant is a free download that scans your PC, desktop apps, and connected devices to see if they'll work with a later version of Windows, and then provides a free compatibility report. Depending on the version of Windows you're running, you can also use Upgrade Assistant to buy, download, and install Windows online.

  • If you're running Windows 7, you can use Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to get a compatibility report, and then you'll see optional steps to buy, download, and install Windows 8.1.
  • If you're running Windows 8, you can use Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to check compatibility, and then you'll be redirected to the Windows Store for the free update to Windows 8.1.
Make sure all devices like printers and monitors are connected to your PC and turned on before you run Upgrade Assistant.


You will be able to create a Windows 8.1 ISO file using this option.






That's it,
Shawn


 
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My download size is 3.42 GB
 

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Hello Jon, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

You'll need to move your user profile back to C first. After the upgrade has finished, you could move it back to where you like again.
 

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So, I'm running into a 0xc1900102 error.
Apparently windows doesn't like seeing the user folder on a second drive.
Does anyone have a fix? -like making a new user on C:\ and installing it there? Looks like this has been going on for a while: Something happened and the Windows 8.1 Preview couldn't be - Microsoft Community
I would anyhow recommend to make new, seperate user folders and include those into the library. Then you have a clear seperation of user generated data folders and system/program generated data folders. Note that many programs place folders into the user folders - especially the Documents folder.
 

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The KB number pointed out by MS for updating from the store is a typo. It should be the KB2871389, not KB2871839.
 

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LOL. Thank you Aaron.
 
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Hi, I tried the 8.1 Preview upgrading from the iso file. Do you forsee any problems with me getting the update today?

I'm a little concerned because before I left for work today, it wasn't showing in the store. It was only 35 minutes after the launch time, so maybe it just didn't arrive to me yet.

Thoughts?
 

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I would anyhow recommend to make new, seperate user folders and include those into the library. Then you have a clear seperation of user generated data folders and system/program generated data folders. Note that many programs place folders into the user folders - especially the Documents folder.
When I originally separated the drive I used this guide: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4275-user-profiles-relocate-another-partition-disk.html
Looking back at it, I'm wondering if doing this in reverse is even possible without royal screwing something up, or if it's even worth the effort (vs. backing up and reinstalling).

If anyone could recommend a method for this type of install that would be awesome.

Thanks Brink and whs for the reply
 

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Hi Shawn,

There seems to be more information on the MS website about how to install 8.1 if you have 8.1 Preview installed.

I wondered if it might be helpful to add to the Tutorial?

Note this seems to confirm that, for 8.1 Preview users, the 8.1 install won't (currently at least) show up in the front page of the Windows Store and you have to use a link to locate it.

Update from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Windows Help
You can download the update for free from the Windows Store. You'll be able to keep your personal files, but you'll need to reinstall your apps. Make sure you have any original installation media that might be required for apps that were not installed from the Windows Store.

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Store to open the Windows Store. Doing this first will allow you to see the progress of the installation once it starts.
  2. After opening the Store, return to this page.
  3. Download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store.
    (You can also enter ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade into the address bar of your browser to reach the download page.)

Note
 

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You'll need to move your user profile back to C first. After the upgrade has finished, you could move it back to where you like again.

Hi, Brink, new user here. I am in the same boat as everybody else: moved my Users folder from the C:\ SSD to my D:\ HD and when I try to upgrade to 8.1, it says I can keep "Nothing" in my upgrade :(. When you suggest "moving" the Users folder back to C:\, is it as easy as just copying it from D:\ to C:\ (I still have enough space on C:\ to do this)? Or, do you imply that I would need to reset some environment variables and/or registry entries to point to C:\ as well before I do the update to 8.1? Sorry for the newbie question.
 

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Hi Shawn,

There seems to be more information on the MS website about how to install 8.1 if you have 8.1 Preview installed.

I wondered if it might be helpful to add to the Tutorial?

Note this seems to confirm that, for 8.1 Preview users, the 8.1 install won't (currently at least) show up in the front page of the Windows Store and you have to use a link to locate it.

Update from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Windows Help
You can download the update for free from the Windows Store. You'll be able to keep your personal files, but you'll need to reinstall your apps. Make sure you have any original installation media that might be required for apps that were not installed from the Windows Store.

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Store to open the Windows Store. Doing this first will allow you to see the progress of the installation once it starts.
  2. After opening the Store, return to this page.
  3. Download Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store.
    (You can also enter ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade into the address bar of your browser to reach the download page.)

Note
  • Before updating, make sure you run Windows Update and install all available updates. To find out more, see Windows Update: Frequently Asked Questions.
  • To check the progress of your Windows 8.1 installation, see Installs in Windows Store.
Thank you David. Added. :)
 

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You'll need to move your user profile back to C first. After the upgrade has finished, you could move it back to where you like again.

Hi, Brink, new user here. I am in the same boat as everybody else: moved my Users folder from the C:\ SSD to my D:\ HD and when I try to upgrade to 8.1, it says I can keep "Nothing" in my upgrade :(. When you suggest "moving" the Users folder back to C:\, is it as easy as just copying it from D:\ to C:\ (I still have enough space on C:\ to do this)? Or, do you imply that I would need to reset some environment variables and/or registry entries to point to C:\ as well before I do the update to 8.1? Sorry for the newbie question.
Hello WinGuest, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry, but no, you will not be able to just copy and paste the user folders back to C to move them. Instead, you would have to use the same method that you used to move them to D, but do it in reverse to move them back to your C:\Users folder.

If you install with the keep nothing option to start from scratch, you would be able to copy and past any files (ex: Music, etc..) you wanted from the old D: location back into your new user folders on C though.
 

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Hey Shawn....

I have researched a ton......presently....as always all Windows 8 Pro Media Center....absolutely no Windows 8.1 from the Store.....Ran clear MS Store Cache...DISM_Restore Health......USA?

Thanks
 

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Hello Gahbmwm,

Was your PC originally activated with a "retail" Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro product key, then you added MC with a MC key?

If so, then you should be able update to Windows 8.1 via the Store if you have your Windows Updates installed as per step 2 in Option One.
 

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Hi Shawn.....thank your answer.....................I have a Win8 Pro Media Center.......................have tried it all
 

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    Intel i5 3rd Generation
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    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800
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Sorry, but that didn't answer my question. I'm trying to figure out if you added MC to your Windows 8 Pro, if it originally came with Windows 8 Pro MC installed, or if you used some sort of workaround with the MC.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Thanks Shawn........my original laptop came with Win7......I purchased a Win 8 Pro with Media Center.....
 

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    CPU
    Intel i5 3rd Generation
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800
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    Intel HD4000
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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Hey Shawn....thanks m8! I found a direct link to Windows 8.1 page.....thanks, now I'm set!!

:)


Tried to attach a .jpeg.....?

P.S.S----->found the link on Microsoft Answer Forums....posted by MS MVP......would love to post link....if any of our collective membership would also need it.......just can't find the link again....lol

:(

Windows 8.1 Pro Media.jpg
 
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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus K55A
    CPU
    Intel i5 3rd Generation
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 (WXGA)