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Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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  2. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    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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  3. #12


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by WinGuest View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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  4. #13


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    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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  5. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  6. #15


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Hi Shawn.....thank your answer.....................I have a Win8 Pro Media Center.......................have tried it all
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  7. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  8. #17


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Thanks Shawn........my original laptop came with Win7......I purchased a Win 8 Pro with Media Center.....
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  9. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Just to check it off the list, check out the link below to see if anything in it may apply in your case.

    Why can't I find the update in the Store? - Microsoft Windows
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  10. #19


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    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



    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Oct 2013 at 06:37. Reason: attached uploaded imagine
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