How to Upgrade from Windows 8
to Windows 8.1?
It’s always good to stay up to date with
technology especially when there is a free
software upgrade being offered, everybody
loves it! On 17th of October, Microsoft
officially announced the release of Windows
8.1 for its users worldwide. The consequences
have been different for various user levels.
Not everyone can upgrade to Windows 8.1 at this
moment in time. Before initiating your preparations to
upgrade, double check your eligibility otherwise you’ll
become one of the many users who had their
Quite recently users of Windows RT 8 experienced
issues while upgrading to Windows 8.1 which came
into notice resulting in the temporary removal of the
upgrade option for RT users by Microsoft. The
following notice has been put up, a few hours ago, by
Microsoft: To perform a clean installation of Windows
8.1, follow the steps highlighted here.
As highlighted earlier, having Windows 8 isn’t
a guarantee that you’ll be able to upgrade to
Windows 8.1 immediately. Here are a few prerequisites you must consider before expecting
Is Your Windows Up To Date?
Go To PC Settings and click the Windows
Update option. Then, hit on the Check For
Updates button followed by Install to actually
bring the updates to your system. Remember
to maintain a stable internet connection, make
sure that your laptop or device is plugged in,
and that you restart your system
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Have you configured your Microsoft
Without doing this, you won’t be able to initiate the upgrade from the
- Remember to create a backup of your files and folders, before you
proceed with the upgrade.
- Go to the Start Screen and click or tap the Store tile. You will see a
Windows 8.1 upgrade option in the Spotlight section.
- Or you can click the download button from Store app using this direct
- The update process will take place in the background which means
business as usual till the installation and configuration begins.
- Restart your system, and configure your Sky Drive or Microsoft
Account and License settings to begin the Windows 8.1 experience.
If you face any issues in upgrading to Windows 8.1, feel free to
mention your queries in the comments section.
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