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How to if you have Windows 8.1 update 1 installed

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    How to if you have Windows 8.1 update 1 installed


    I updated Win 7 Pro X64 to Win 8.
    After applying all updates, I updated Win 8 Pro X64 to Windows 8.1.

    When I look in the store now I don't see Update 1 nor do I see it in Windows Update.

    I think I got update 1 when I did the 8.1 update but how do I tell for sure?

    On the metro desktop, top right I have my account name, a power and a search icon.
    I don't know if they are part of 8.1 or 8.1 update 1.

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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Launch one of those full screen apps. Then kick the cursor into the top of the screen. If the red X appears on the top right, then you are in 8.1.1.

    Also, behind the tiles of the start screen, you should see your desktop picture - unless you finagled that already in 8.1.
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    Can't use Apps as I have UAC completely disabled.
    Classic shell is installed.
    No desktop pic on the metro desktop.
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    I just read where pressing Windows key + T brings up the Taskbar in the metro/modern desktop if 8.1 update 1 is installed.
    Tried it and sure enough, I get the Taskbar so I guess update 1 is integrated into the Windows 8.1 update now.

    Edit: Link to the article: Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever ? The Register
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, you are a tough customer with all those tweaks, LOL. I always run my systems vanilla. Avoids confusion.
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    Go to start screen, if there is the search icon in the upper right and the power button in the upper right, you have update 1 for 8.1.
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    Or just check update history (Installed updates)
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    Windows 10


    (I tested this today)

    How to install Windows 8 and then upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Update?

    1. Install Windows 8.

    2. You do not need to install all updates from Windows Update. You only need install KB2871389 update. Download and install KB2871389 update from link or from Windows Update.

    Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for the update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT

    3. Install Windows 8.1 from Store.

    4. You now have Windows 8.1 Update installed (see screenshots below).


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    Last edited by genet; 12 Apr 2014 at 05:57.
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    So, that's what KB2871389 is for !!!
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Yeah, you get a shopping bag in your taskbar,
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