Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by colins, Nov 6, 2013.
Could someone please advise a simplest way to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 for a newbie? Thanks.
upgrade from windows store and watch it happen
Open the Windows Store and use the upgrade option that appears.
ah...I forgot to mention that mine is an installation using KMS pre-activation, and there is no 8.1 upgrade on the store....
so you will have to download your version and install. Activation will get lost
I don't quite get it....could you please explain?...thanks.
Like Paul said, download your version of Windblows install then use KMSpico
I found this article shared on Reddit explaining how to successfully update to Windows 8.1
I hope this would help you too
I had no issues in updating to Windows 8.1, Luckily.
upgrading to 8.1 is easy. just go to the store and the update will just flash on the screen
please read colins' comment: he is on VL and so is doesn't get the upgrade through store
Download the following DVD (I am posting just the name): MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
Extract or Mount the ISO from INSIDE windows (i prefer extracting it) and proceed with the setup. You won't lose any file whatsoever on either your C: drive or any other drive. (But don't forget to take a backup anyway as a precaution).
I have upgraded 8 PCs (and Lappies) in my home this way and they all upgraded smoothly without any problem whatsoever, or any files or settings lost in the process.
Later i used KMS Pico v9 (beta) to activate it ... which have now stopped working. You could try an alternative method and see if this works, like mentioned HERE: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...e-2013/page126?p=836683&viewfull=1#post836683
Thank you all for the suggestions....
Just a quick follow-up after 6 month....is there a new and simplest method to upgrade to 8.1 from 8.0 VL?
Is there a way to do Retail OEM upgrade directly?
Have a laptop that does only wireless & no matter how many times I tried it did not work (always errors out, all solutions point to wireless being the transport ). Works on wire (tried few times as well), but would need to get converter.
Direct download maybe?
If you have Retail OEM, you should be able to upgrade via store.
You can download the ESD & convert it to ISO so that you can update via setup.exe.
It asked for a product key, which I don't have....
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Worked perfectly. Thank you all.