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Old 11-10-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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My Windows 8 computer will not find Windows 8.1 update.


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It doesn't always update automatically, mine didn't so I did it manually which is a bit of faf around but it did work. Don't expect things to go quickly either like normal updates. 8.1 is a big download and a big install. Here are the instructions to get it from the Microsoft site.


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Where does one get the update?


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I was on the Microsoft webpage and chose to download 8.1. By choosing get the update. Hit that icon took me to the sentence the update isn't available for your PC or you. Ugh the be using an edition of windows that doesn't support updating from the store. I can visit CNET to download 8.1 from an 3 rd party web page from there the cost is 119.00. That is a scam because a note on my computer reads this is supposed to be a free upgrade.


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I was on the Microsoft webpage and chose to download 8.1. By choosing get the update. Hit that icon took me to the sentence the update isn't available for your PC or you. Ugh the be using an edition of windows that doesn't support updating from the store. I can visit CNET to download 8.1 from an 3 rd party web page from there the cost is 119.00. That is a scam because a note on my computer reads this is supposed to be a free upgrade.


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You should inform Cnet of this. Because yes, that is a scam.
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I contacted Microsoft and what I found out is the version of windows that I have is Windows pro 8 Volume license. I have no idea what that is but that is why the update is not available.

I was asked to ring up Microsoft Volume License Department and give the peep there the reference number and from there hopefully the computer can get updated.


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How to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
It shows the process working for pro. See if there is anything that you may have missed.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:24 PM   #9
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I did that before and still do not see the 8.1 update.


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I have an ISO for it but don't know if I'd be allowed to share it, Its genuine and doesn't have a product key..
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