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Nervous about attmpting Win. 8.1 upgrade

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I am not talking about hidden updates. When you go to Windows Update in the Control Panel and then Check for updates, how many are there?
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    the hidden update allows auto update to 8.1 - i wasn't ready so i didn't allow it to install ....today i had 10...all regarding 'security' plus ''net-frame; flash-player & removal-tool - as of tonite no more to download - just the 10 day ... no more ...but i don't have the other two 'pre-requistes' i listed above ...wish i could offer more information but that's all i have .. hopefully when i try to update to 8.1 it will install the necessary 'prerequisits' ... this is getting overwhelming for me - LOL - sorry - i appreciate you trying to help.

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  2. #12


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Install those 10 updates, reboot when requested then check for updates again. If there are no more updates then you can update to Windows 8.1 either through Windows Update or through the Store.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Install those 10 updates, reboot when requested then check for updates again. If there are no more updates then you can update to Windows 8.1 either through Windows Update or through the Store.
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    just checked for any more updates - there are none ...so are you saying that even tho a 'prerequsite (sp) is sitting 'hidden' i should let it 'stay' there because when i go to the 'store' and click to upgrade that 'any' required updates i don't have to allow the update to work will be included in the 'download' to 8.1 ? thanks again....PS - went to 'store' - Win Update to 8.1 'AP' is no longer available !
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  4. #14


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Either unhide the update and install or go through the Store.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Either unhide the update and install or go through the Store.
    well, the store no longer offers me (on my computer) the update to 8.1....are you saying if i 'install' the hidden update (that allows for 'auto install of win 8.1)...that's all i have to do to get 8.1 -what happened to the store-offer of it - wow my head is spinning.
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  6. #16


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Install the hidden update, that's all you have to do. It no longer appears in the Store because it is in the Updates ready to go. Grab a cup of coffee then do it.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Install the hidden update, that's all you have to do. It no longer appears in the Store because it is in the Updates ready to go. Grab a cup of coffee then do it.
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    ah now i understand ... well it's late where i live - i'm calling it a night - i won't 'cope' if anything goes wrong tonite, nor will i sleep if anything goes wrong ! - so i'll do this tomorrow but i understand what your saying now ...i'm sure i'm making a mountain out of a molehill ... but as i said earlier i'm reading about many frustrated people with unsuccessful attempts at 8/1///and a computer that will no longer work after trying to do this update... you've been very gracious and patient and i think you so very much ! Edythe
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I just went to windows Update & got all the available updates.

    Then went to the store & downloaded 8.1 Pro & installed it.

    Simple as pie.

    Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Windows Help
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I just went to windows Update & got all the available updates.

    Then went to the store & downloaded 8.1 Pro & installed it.

    Simple as pie.

    Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 - Windows Help
    The one update i have 'hidden' would install 8.1 (so i was told) ...it's kb 3008273. At time i rec'd this i wasnt sure i wanted to attempt the 8.1 upgrade.... as posted above your reply it was suggested i install this
    "hidden" (my choice) update and let it do its job which according to it's description, would auto install 8.1.
    Also, earlier today, i couldn't find 8.1 in Store - now it's appearing there and also when i clicked on your above 'link' a banner appeared at the bottom to go ahead and install win 8... Bottom line question is if i click for the 8.1 update (above) if im missing any other required updates will that be taken care of automatically and the udate to 8.1 will start ?
    Also it is stated under 'help' to turn-off my Internet Security Program...i was under impression that is a dangerous step since my PC would be vulnerable . (i know i have lots of questions)
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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