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Windows 8.0 upgrade options to 8.1 after April 8th

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1, 10

    Windows 8.0 upgrade options to 8.1 after April 8th


    I've not been around much lately so apologies if I missed a discussion on this elsewhere.

    I noticed this small sentence in the Windows Blog post announcing Windows 8.1 Update 1

    If you are still on Windows 8, you can get the Windows 8.1 Update via the Windows Store on April 8th as well.
    Windows blog link

    I'm guessing this means the following?
    • The option in the Windows 8 Store to upgrade to 8.1 will be replaced by an option to upgrade to 8.1 update 1.
    • The option in the Windows 8 Store to upgrade to Windows 8.1 (with no update) will disappear

    Does that sound right/ likely?

    I guess it also means that if you really want to update 8.0 to 8.1 without the update, and only have access to the Store upgrade to do it, you may be best advised to do it now?!

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    That sounds about right. Microsoft have updates all their Windows 8.1 ISO images to now include update 1. It would make sense that the Store 8.1 Update would now include update 1

    I've heard that if you don't apply update 1 to 8.1 you won't get any more security updates for 8.1. One of the updates in the update 1 package is a security update. That security update is a prerequisite for any further security updates.
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