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  1. #20


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    Great news.

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  2. #21


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Thanks......................I was slightly disgruntled......but now a happy camper!
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  3. #22


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center X 64


    Your information is always.................................................topnotch!!!!



    Thanks again
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  4. #23


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    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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  5. #24


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    w7,w8

    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).
    Last edited by 5ggggg; 26 Jan 2014 at 05:59.
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  6. #25


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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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  7. #26


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    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by 5ggggg View Post
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by 5ggggg View Post
    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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  8. #27


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by vic6888 View Post
    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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  9. #28


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vic,

    Not that I'm aware of.
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  10. #29


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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