Simple and easy 8.0 Pro to 8.1 Pro upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by colins, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    Could someone please advise a simplest way to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 for a newbie? Thanks.
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    upgrade from windows store and watch it happen:popcorn:
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Open the Windows Store and use the upgrade option that appears.
     
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  4. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    ah...I forgot to mention that mine is an installation using KMS pre-activation, and there is no 8.1 upgrade on the store....o_O
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    so you will have to download your version and install. Activation will get lost
     
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  6. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    I don't quite get it....could you please explain?...thanks.
     
  7. supaduper

    supaduper MDL Member

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    Like Paul said, download your version of Windblows install then use KMSpico ;)
     
  8. faizanfateh

    faizanfateh MDL Novice

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    I found this article shared on Reddit explaining how to successfully update to Windows 8.1

    I hope this would help you too

    allpctips.jigsy.com/entries/windows-8-1/how-to-successfully-download-and-install-windows-8-1

    I had no issues in updating to Windows 8.1, Luckily.
     
  9. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

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    upgrading to 8.1 is easy. just go to the store and the update will just flash on the screen
     
  10. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    please read colins' comment: he is on VL and so is doesn't get the upgrade through store :smokecowboy:
     
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  11. abobobilly

    abobobilly MDL Novice

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    Hi

    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
     
  12. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    Thank you all for the suggestions....
     
  13. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    Just a quick follow-up after 6 month....is there a new and simplest method to upgrade to 8.1 from 8.0 VL?
     
  14. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    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?

    sebus
     
  15. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    If you have Retail OEM, you should be able to upgrade via store.
     
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    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  17. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    It asked for a product key, which I don't have....
     
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  19. colins

    colins MDL Novice

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    Worked perfectly. Thank you all.