Will Windows 8.1 Preview automatically update to Windows 8.1 (full release version)?


  • Hi All,

    Does anyone know if Windows 8.1 Preview will automatically be updated to the full released version of 8.1 once it becomes available?

    Many thanks,


    Monday, August 05, 2013 10:19 AM


All replies

  • Yes, it will. Please see the Springboard Series blog post about it:

    Note: "It’s also important to note that while computers running Windows 8.1 Preview can be updated to the final Windows 8.1 release, this update process will only migrate the data on the device. All applications (from the Windows Store or desktop applications) will need to be reinstalled as part of this process"

    You will have to install all your apps, Windows will keep just data.

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    • Marked as answer by Grantypap Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:53 AM
    Monday, August 05, 2013 2:19 PM
  • Yes, you can upgrade from Windows 8.1 Preview to the rtm version, but not automatically. You have to do it manually. Thanks !

    Hi All,

    Monday, August 05, 2013 2:56 PM
  • thanks for your help guys.
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:53 AM
  • yes
    • Proposed as answer by colakid Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:53 PM
    • Edited by colakid Wednesday, August 28, 2013 1:33 AM
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:50 PM