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  • Hi.

    Let's say someone has a Windows 8 computer with a 1280×720 screen. Naturally, this device cannot run Windows Store or any other Metro-style app. How can he or she upgrade to Windows 8.1?

    Thanks in advance


    The greatest moment of everyone's life is the moment of positive thinking.

    Saturday, October 5, 2013 6:53 PM

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  • The Windows Store will be the only source for the standalone Windows 8.1 Update when it becomes available on October 18th.

    Carey Frisch

    Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:48 PM
  • Let's say someone has a Windows 8 computer with a 1280×720 screen. Naturally, this device cannot run Windows Store or any other Metro-style app. How can he or she upgrade to Windows 8.1?

    Attach a bigger monitor?   <eg>



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:32 AM
  • Get the ISO from MSDN/Technet, mount it, run setup.exe and select "Upgrade".

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 6:23 AM
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    --> Everything you need to know about your Windows 8.1 upgrade options


    Carey Frisch


    Thanks for that insightful article Carey.  It explains that it is OK for anyone with a Windows license to use Upgrade media to clean install onto a blank hard drive.


    I hope you'll share that knowledge with your fellow moderators here.  Maybe you'll consider revisiting some previous threads and correcting them?  (like here and here).



    (here too.  I see that abusive on A.Z. was removed.  that's a start.)


    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 3:08 AM
  • So, basically, I should either buy a new monitor, buy a retail Windows 8.1 package or an MSDN subscription? Wow! That's one expensive free upgrade.

    I wish there was a way to upgrade via Windows Update service.


    The greatest moment of everyone's life is the moment of positive thinking.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4:23 AM
  • How about standard service pack deployment vectors? Is it not available for, say, Active Directory-based or System Center-based deployment?

    This would be the first service pack not to be available via Download Center or Windows Update service.


    The greatest moment of everyone's life is the moment of positive thinking.

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:30 AM