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    Will earlier windows 8 be updated to windows 8.1 automatically or do you have to pay for the updates?

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  2. #12

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    The answer is on the first page. It's free.

    Change that, look here... Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade Information for Windows XP, Vista Users

    If youre running Windows 8, visit the Windows Store for a free update to Windows 8.1 starting on October 17. If you're running Windows 7, your files will easily transfer. If you're running Windows Vista or earlier, qualify for the free upgrade to Windows 8.1 by purchasing Windows 8 now, the company explained.
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  3. #13

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by nolacs22 View Post
    Will earlier windows 8 be updated to windows 8.1 automatically or do you have to pay for the updates?
    Windows 8 users get a free ride via the Windows store. That is assuming your current Windows 8 install is legally activated and authentic.
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  4. #14

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I highly suspect one these updates is the ability to set another browser as default and still be able to launch IE11 in Metro UI if not then Microsoft might be screwed if Google does indeed follow through with their developer builds and launch Chrome OS as a part of Metro UI since in order to use Chrome OS in Metro UI users have to set Chrome as default browser system wide.
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