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Installation of Windows 8.1 over 8.0

by magentry01 / August 24, 2013 6:19 AM PDT

I'm currently running Windows 8. How do I install Windows 8.1 over 8.0? Will it be part of Windows Update or will I have to do something else?

Thanks for your help.

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Clarification Request
Wow, you mean it's not told by Microsoft?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:21 AM PDT

Ouch, stay clear of this one. It's not ready if they don't document how.

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Installation of Windows 8.1 over 8.0
by magentry01 / August 30, 2013 12:07 AM PDT

Thanks for your response.

All Answers

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I believe MS said the release date will be mid October
by wpgwpg / August 24, 2013 6:47 AM PDT

The only version of 8.1 that's available at the moment is a pre-release version that's only for very skilled Windows experienced people to test. The official date for the general public will be the middle of October, and it will be downloadable initially from the Windows store. Whether it will later become available through Windows update remains to be seen.

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It's been documented.
by orlbuckeye / August 27, 2013 9:55 PM PDT

it will be available through the Windows store on October 18th.

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Microsoft just released it to OEM's the
by orlbuckeye / August 27, 2013 9:59 PM PDT

other day to be installed on new systems. MS will be updating those OEM versions through updates and you will see 8.1 on new PC's the same day that it appears in the Windows Store.

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