Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

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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Great news. :)
 

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

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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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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 and Win8 in dual boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    I5-2400
    Motherboard
    Asrock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3
    Memory
    2 x 4GB TeamGroup Elite DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
    Screen Resolution
    1980 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 830 128 GB
    1 x Toshiba 3 TB
    1 x Segate 3 TB
    1 x WD Green 2 TB
    1 x WD Blue 500 GB
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 500R
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO PRO M.2,
    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 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 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,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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