Quick and dirty upgrade to Windows 8.1 from MS Store.

April 9th, 2015 by Andrea Matesi 742 Views


In case you missed how to get the free Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade, here's a quick rundown of what's involved:

1) Install http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40098 and restart as requested.


2) Open the Windows Store "As Administrator".

Update to Windows 8.1 for free

3) Click (or tap) on the huge "Update to Windows 8.1 for free"-tile & Select Download.


The download process will take awhile (depending on your Internet connection speed) and don't be surprised if your next Restart is slow!

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5 steps to upgrade Windows 8 x64 to Windows 8.1 x64 for free.

October 19th, 2013 by Andrea Matesi 2287 Views


Microsoft-mas gifts.

Microsoft was so happy about the Windows 8 success that they choose to gift us all with a new, improved Windows (or should I say Tileows?!) 8.1.

If you are the lucky owner of a genuine Windows 8, you are entitled to a free Windows 8.1 upgrade from the Windows Store.


Go get it now!

To upgrade your Windows 8 x64 to the new Windows 8.1 x64, proceed as follows:

1) Download & install http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40098 (Administrator permissions required - follow the prompts & Restart as requested).


Windows Store

free shopping...how good is that?!

2) Tap (or Click for us oldies) on the green "Store" tile (please note - Administrator permissions might be required).




Guess what?!

3) Select the giant purple tile named "Update to Windows 8.1 for free".



Download Windows 8.1 from Windows Store

...no more Internet for tonight :)

4) Click (or tap...) on the (violet?) "Download"-Button.

5) Brace for a 3.42GB impact.

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