How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8
How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

Windows 8 are the newest blood line of Microsoft windows. And if like me your installed 8 on the day it came in market and now you are finding a way to upgrade your windows 8 to 8.1. As 8.1 is the latest version of windows. I myself also suggest you upgrade to 8.1 as it is more user-friendly than windows 8. As Microsoft is now competing with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS. So it is very common practice for Microsoft to update their version just like apple and android. If you are on windows 7 and want to upgrade then this post can’t work for you. But if you are using windows 8 and want to know how to upgrade to windows 8.1 then I might help you in this post.

Note: if you are wondering that you will lose your data while upgrading from windows 8 to 8.1. Then I assure you that you would not lose you data as it is just an upgrade and we are not formatting any disk space. The only changes which occur when you upgrade your windows are that start menu us back now. You PC performance is better now, it is more customizable now. 

So now we come to main business. Following are few steps to upgrade windows 8 to 8.1.

  1. If you visit windows store now. As I might think if you are reading this post you are on windows 8 and the first thing you can see in windows store is windows 8.1 update app. If you can't find it you can simply write ms windows store: windows upgrade and you will find your desired update.
  2. Log in to your Microsoft account to download that upgrade.
  3. Once you logged in to find the app and download it on your PC. As soon as downloading is finished your PC is asking you for a restart. You can simply press the restart now button on the interface of the upgrade to restart your PC and to start upgrading from windows 8 to 8.1.
  4. As computer restarts, it will show you a windows software license terms and conditions. Simply press I accept this will lead you to installation settings page. Leave settings as it is as you have plenty of time to change settings afterward.
  5. Now upgrade will proceed and once it complete. You will ask to login into your Microsoft account once again and to fill up a little personal information form.
  6. Now you are welcome to use windows 8.1.

Final Words: 
Note: installation of windows 8.1 will not take much time. The only thing which is time taking is downloading the upgrade file. As the package is somewhere near three and a half GB. So If you are suffering from the slow internet it will take some time to download the upgrade package and to update your window from 8 to 8.1. I hope this post helps you. 

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