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Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8


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#21
Great news. :)
 

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#22
Thanks......................I was slightly disgruntled......but now a happy camper!:cool:
 

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#23
Your information is always.................................................topnotch!!!!

:cool::D

Thanks again
 

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Great tutorial, as usual.

Just bought a Xmas laptop for my son, came with Win8, upgraded through the Store.
It appears that MS has added all the Windows updates to the upgrade, only had three updates after installing Win8.1.
Very good of them to keep it current.
 

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#25
Updating from 8.0pro to 8.1pro (keeping all settings)

- Why must all the critical updates be installed before updating or is KB2871389 the only must ?
- Why and is it really necessary when updating by iso/DVD ?
- "Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)" .. I have 5GB left from 60GB on C: (download- and temp-folders have juctions to D) ... is it enough ? if not how to proceed best (700GB on D).
 
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Hi.. I have installed all the system updates in my windows 8 Pro and I tried to update to 8.1 through the windows store.. It took a long time to download and while I was away it completed the download and started to install.. Now for the past one hour it is stuck at Applying Changes screen at 63%.. Is this normal or should I cancel the installation and retry?
 

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Why must all the critical updates be installed before updating or is KB2871389 the only must ?
You only need install KB2871389 update.

"Although the Windows 8.1 update is downloaded and installed from the Store, your PC needs a Windows Update KB2871389, before Windows 8.1 becomes available to you in the Store."

Install KB2871389 from Windows Update or from link below.

Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for the update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT

Why and is it really necessary when updating by iso/DVD ?
You only need KB2871389 if you update to Windows 8.1 from the Store.
 

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Hi.. I have installed all the system updates in my windows 8 Pro and I tried to update to 8.1 through the windows store.. It took a long time to download and while I was away it completed the download and started to install.. Now for the past one hour it is stuck at Applying Changes screen at 63%.. Is this normal or should I cancel the installation and retry?
As the context been set above I did cancel the installation process. Is there any way to install 8.1 without having to download again?
 

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Hello Vic,

Not that I'm aware of. :(
 

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Hello Vic,

Not that I'm aware of. :(
Updating through store doesn't works for me I guess.. Even for apps like music and video it takes quite sometime..
Anyways I am thinking of downloading 8.1 iso through torrent and activating it using my windows 8 key.. Hoping that this would work..
 

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I would highly advise against using an illegal torrent copy. There's no telling what (ex: malware) may also be included with it.
 

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I would highly advise against using an illegal torrent copy. There's no telling what (ex: malware) may also be included with it.
But AFAIK there isn't any official copy right? Read that Microsoft hasn't released the 8.1 iso for public download..
 

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UPDATE:

When you update Windows 8 via the Store in OPTION ONE of this tutorial, it will now upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update instead of Windows 8.1.

Just tested and confirmed. :)
 

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UPDATE:

When you update Windows 8 via the Store in OPTION ONE of this tutorial, it will now upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update instead of Windows 8.1.

Just tested and confirmed. :)
That is great to know Shawn, and as always wonderfully, detailed work!
I am one of the 'fortunate ones' who successfully updated from Win 8.1 Pro/Media Center to Windows 8.1 Pro Update/Media...I never received any 'error messages'.....had one little cosmetic glitch....have experimented too, having installed KB2919355 (Win 8.1 Update patch), from both Windows Update, and the MSDN stand-alone file...

If I feel like doing a clean install of Win 8 Pro------>then upgrade via MS Store directly to Windows 8.1 Pro Update...nice to know..thanks. Of course I will install my copy of Media Center too....reviewed a MS Engineer stating on the Windows 8 Forums, that having Media Center files (even prior to installing Windows 8.1 Pro Update....'will not compromise the KB2919355 installation at all....'
 

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UPDATE:

When you update Windows 8 via the Store in OPTION ONE of this tutorial, it will now upgrade your Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update instead of Windows 8.1.

Just tested and confirmed. :)
This inspired me to go visit my Windows 8 partition for the first time in months just to try this out. The 'proprietor' of the Store said I needed to install Windows Updates before I could do the Store Update, 107 of them!!!
I said screw it and deleted the partition.
(Wow, Windows 8 seems like a dinosaur compared to what we're playing with now!) :)
 

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LOL, I hear you Edwin. There are a lot of updates, but technically, you only needed to install the KB2871389 and KB2917499 updates to be able to update via the Store though. :)
 

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Has anyone tried doing this from the Setup with just product key only to see if they put a new image there? I remember reading earlier someone said the 30th is when they will do it.
 

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Hello Mansome, and welcome to Eight Forums.

So far, you are able to directly update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update via the Store using OPTION ONE.

I tested a few days back to download an ISO with a product key, and it wasn't the Windows 8.1 Update ISO yet.
 

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I have Win7 and Win8 in Dual Boot, each one on a different SSD. My question: if I upgrade Win8 to Win8.1 does that affect the Dual Boot, or it does not have any effect on it?

Thanks in advance for your reply

Guido
 

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