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How to Update and Install Windows 8.1

Oct. 22, 2013 11:32 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Windows Tips
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A year after Windows 8, the Windows 8.1 update is finally available on October 17 as a free update for users already running Windows 8 and on October 18 for retail purchase in the form of installer discs or software downloads from the Microsoft Store.

how to install windows 8.1

The new update returns the Start button. It also gives users a better SkyDrive cloud storage integration and a new, more-standards-compliant browser version, Internet Explorer 11. There are 2 options available: $119.99 for Windows 8.1 and $199.99 for Windows 8.1 Pro.

For those who happen to forget their Windows password and can't login to Windows, there's no way to install Windows 8.1. However, you can use Windows Password Reset software to get back Windows password and then update your OS to Windows 8.1.


Microsoft lists the minimum system requirements for Windows 8.1. Make sure your system meets the following requirements.

Besides, backup important files before update, especially for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users. Because changing to a new operating system would cause them losing all data on current system disk.

How to download and install Windows 8.1 if you already have Windows 8

If you've already using Windows 8, you can update to Windows 8.1 for free.

How to upgrade from Windows 7/Vista/XP to Windows 8.1

But if you're on an earlier Windows OS or no OS, you'll have to burn a DVD or create a bootable USB thumb drive for the installation. Make sure the installer you get conforms to the flavor of the OS you want: 32-bit or 64-bit, regular or Pro.

You have leant how to install Windows 8.1 with the above paragraphs. If this is the first time you're with Windows 8 you'll get tips at the corners on how to use the Charms and new Start button and more. Read these tips and you can then start your journey with Windows 8.

Tenorshare, the leading PC utility and multimedia software provider said that all its Windows-based software tools have been upgraded to support Windows 8.1. You can check the post Tenorshare Windows-based Software Products Support Windows 8.1 Now for details.

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