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Update Win8 directly to Win8.1 update 1


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Is it possible and how it suppose to update Windows 8 directly to Windows8.1 update 1 ?

I do not understand what you mean, which is Directly update. But of course you can.

Just start installing, follow the instructions and You get the result, so that everything is retained, and even the settings can be retained.

Later, you only need to delete the old Windows. I suggest using => Wipe with CCleaner, not simply to delete.

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Is it possible and how it suppose to update Windows 8 directly to Windows8.1 update 1 ?

I would not suggest doing that. :)

It's always advisable to perform a full and clean install rather than attempting an in-place upgrade - remember the 8.1 Update is a major version release when compared to Windows 8 (it's even considered by many as a different and new OS.) :showoff:

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Is it possible and how it suppose to update Windows 8 directly to Windows8.1 update 1 ?

Clean install is right choice.

or

Update it via windows update, but it needs a high-speed internet connection.

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Update it via windows update, but it needs a high-speed internet connection.

i don't think it is possible to upgrade to 8.1 via windows update unless you're using retail license

or is it can be done?

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Windows 8.1 can be updated through the Store - not Windows Update.

Windows 8.1 Update can be updated through Windows Update.

Both the above are examples of an in-place upgrade, not a full and clean install - both the above methods can bring the User to immense grief, later on.

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Windows 8.1 can be updated through the Store - not Windows Update.

what about those with OEM-DM license?

can upgrade through Store?

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I need that method also if there's any as the OP asked. I have Win 8 Pro activated through VL phone activation. Windows store says that I can't update to 8.1 through the store. Any trick/process where I can update to 8.1/8.1 Update 1 without doing a clean install?

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I need that method also if there's any as the OP asked. I have Win 8 Pro activated through VL phone activation. Windows store says that I can't update to 8.1 through the store. Any trick/process where I can update to 8.1/8.1 Update 1 without doing a clean install?

afaik, to upgrade without using installation media, nope unless you can get the upgrade installer to try upgrading win 8 to 8.1

but because nobody actually came up with any solution even after 8.1 update 1 released, i don't think it is possible

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