Select the Windows Store tile to get the 8.1 update
Here's how to update Windows 8 to the new Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store
A preview of the changes in Windows 8.1 are displayed before you install
Run Windows Update manually before installing the update
File history is one tool built in to Windows 8 that allows you to back up important files and folders
Monitor the progress of the Windows 8.1 download and install
A restart is required to complete the installation of the Windows 8.1 update
Windows displays several screens while upgrading to 8.1
As always, you'll need to agree to the Microsoft terms of service
Previously installed modern apps are being fetched from the store
Windows 8.1 has been successfully upgraded from Windows 8
Run Windows Update after upgrading to ensure you have the latest bug fixes and security patches.
Windows 8 wasn't the greatest success for Microsoft, but the much anticipated update, Windows 8.1, is now available either electronically or through traditional physical discs in retail outlets. Here's a look at how to get your Windows 8 system ready and the process of upgrading to Windows 8.1 through the electronic update now available in the Windows Store.
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