View Full Version : 8.1 upgrade - how?

19-02-2014, 01:46 PM
I try to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 and keep being instructed to do it via the "Store" on my desktop, but there's no option to do it. Grr.

So I know this is a bit pathetic but how do I do the update?

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Go to the right of the screen, select start then store. It'd be easier if you installed something like classicshell. Then you'll have a menu

19-02-2014, 02:14 PM
Go to the right of the screen, select start then store.But that's my problem... in the Store there isn't any option to do the upgrade :confused:

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Are these 2 updates installed??

This (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2871389) and this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2917499). According to this, you may have to install these updates first (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows-8/why-can-t-find-update-store)

19-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Sometimes putting in the update patches Speedy linked to work other times they dont, not to sure why.

But what I do is open the control panel, simple way to do it on W8 - go to the tiles / start screen and simply type in control, the control panel option will appear on the right, click it, locate near the bottom Windows update - the W7 style update box will appear ( thats because it is windows 7) install the updates, after a reboot go back and check the store, it will eventually show after the updates are applied, you cant miss it, its a dirty great big purple picture relating to windows 8.1 upgrade.

19-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Got it. Had to download and install about a hundred updates. Thanks guys.

19-02-2014, 06:31 PM
I've installed the update - what a flippin rigmarole! I am sooooo learning to hate Win 8.1 with every fibre of my existence!!!!! The only single redeeming aspect is that my download speed has doubled somehow from around 8Mbs to around 16Mbps.

19-02-2014, 07:04 PM
Whats the problem ? and be precise so help can be given.

19-02-2014, 07:15 PM
I thought Windows 8.1 was supposed to be better - though I didn't see much difference when I tried it - not that I tried it much.

19-02-2014, 07:20 PM
It is mate, :) The first noticeable changes are the way tiles are handled, and the start button, which was made right click to access its options. ( dont know whose bright idea that was)

Speedy Gonzales
19-02-2014, 07:26 PM
It's fine here. Havent had a prob with it, since I installed it

19-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Whats the problem ? and be precise so help can be given.Thanks, you folks have been a great help and I'm sure I'll be asking more questions for a while. I spose that everything seems harder and unfamiliar.

19-02-2014, 07:58 PM
Wait till April,you will get Windows 8.1 Update 1