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Will 8.1 update be removed from 'store' soon?

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    Will 8.1 update be removed from 'store' soon?


    don't remember where/when i heard this but is 8.1 update going to be taken out of the Windows 'Store'' where it now sits and is available to be installed on my computer ? If this is true where would one then find 8.1 update to eventually install it ? thanks

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    Hello Edythe,

    If you like, you could download a Windows 8.1 ISO file to create a Windows 8.1 USB with, and use the USB to clean install Windows 8.1 anytime you like. You would just enter your Windows 8 key to activate.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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    Quote Originally Posted by brink View Post
    hello edythe,

    if you like, you could download a windows 8.1 iso file to create a windows 8.1 usb with, and use the usb to clean install windows 8.1 anytime you like. You would just enter your windows 8 key to activate.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    don't know how to find my 'key' !!! Any truth to 8.1 being pulled from windows 'store' ? Tried posting this -won't 'take' !!! (popup states i'm 3 characters short' ??)
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    I haven't heard anything about that, so I can't say if it's true or not.

    Personally, I would prefer the latest ISO file to help save some time from updates.

    OPTION SIX in the tutorial below is a good one to use to find your product key.

    Product Key - Find for Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I haven't heard anything about that, so I can't say if it's true or not.
    Personally, I would prefer the latest ISO file to help save some time from updates.
    OPTION SIX in the tutorial below is a good one to use to find your product key.
    Product Key - Find for Windows 8
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    ok hopefully win 8.1 will remain in store who knows - insofar as doing and iso - it's way over my head ...thanks anyway
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Not sure if 8.1 will remain on the store until the actual date stated in the policy as it is still considered, by Microsoft, as Service Pack for windows 8

    Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023. With the General Availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 have 2 years, until January 12, 2016, to move to Windows 8.1 in order to remain supported.
    Source

    So it could be as soon as January 12, 2016 if the date of the Service pack expiry is used or as late as January 10, 2023 if the official end of life is used
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Not sure if 8.1 will remain on the store until the actual date stated in the policy as it is still considered, by Microsoft, as Service Pack for windows 8
    Windows 8.1 falls under the same lifecycle policy as Windows 8, and will reach end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023. With the General Availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 have 2 years, until January 12, 2016, to move to Windows 8.1 in order to remain supported.
    Source
    So it could be as soon as January 12, 2016 if the date of the Service pack expiry is used or as late as January 10, 2023 if the official end of life is used
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    this is the OP: Lenov PC, 64bit.. i have not done the 8.1 update 'yet (from 8) .and i'm not sure if i'm making too much out of a 'simple' update !! but read of failures, etc. Before doing the update to 8.1 i would make sure i have all Win updates/empty recycle bin/run av full scan plus maleware scan/turn off McAvee scanning (is it necessary to turn-off mcAfee firewall?)/ do a disk cleanup/defrag/restart computer / BIG QUESTION: should i disconnect printer from PC tower and also my WiFi used for tablet useage thruout house? ... my download speed is 15mg... is that 'fast enough' for the program... thanks so much for any input.
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