Update for windows 8.1 for x64-based systems

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This upday, formerly referred to as Windows 8.1 Upday 1 and also Windows 8 Spring Update, is cost-free for all Windows 8 owners. If you're running Windows 8,1, you have to install Windows 8.1 Update if you wish to receive defense patches that were released after April 8, 2014.


Windows 8.1 Upday consists of a number of user interconfront transforms, especially for those using Windows 8 through a keyboard and/or a computer mouse.


For fundamental Windows 8 information, favor device requirements, see Windows 8: Important Facts. Check our Windows 8.1 summary for even more on Microsoft's initially major upday to Windows 8.


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Windows 8.1 Update Release Date

Windows 8.1 Upday was initially made publicly accessible on April 8, 2014 and is currently the most recent significant update to Windows 8.


Microsoft isn't planning a Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.2 update. New Windows 8 attributes, as soon as they're developed, will be offered with other updays on Patch Tuesday.


Windows 10 is the the majority of recent version of Windows available and also we recommfinish that you update to this variation of Windows if you can. Microsoft is unmost likely to improve upon Windows 8 later.


Downfill Windows 8.1 Update

To upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Upday for complimentary, visit Windows Upday and use the update named Windows 8.1 Upday (KB2919355) or Windows 8.1 Upday for x64-based Equipment (KB2919355).

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If you don't view any type of Windows 8 Update related updates in Windows Update, examine to make sure that KB2919442, first obtainable in March 2014, is mounted first. If it wasn't, you have to check out it tbelow in the list of accessible updates in Windows Upday.


While more complex, you additionally have actually the option of upgrading manually from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Upday via the downlots connected here:


The Windows 8.1 Update actually consists of 6 individual updays. Select them all after picking the Download switch. First install KB2919442 if you haven't already, complied with by the ones you just downloaded, in this order exactly: KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2959977, KB2937592, KB2938439, and then KB2934018.


If you haven't yet updated to Windows 8.1, you'll should carry out that first by means of Microsoft Store. See our How to Update to Windows 8.1 tutorial for even more help. Once that's complete, upday to Windows 8.1 Update by means of Windows Update.


Windows 8.1 Update isn't the whole operating system, only a collection of updates to the operating mechanism. If you don't presently have actually Windows 8 or 8.1, you can purchase a brand-new copy of Windows (the entire operating mechanism, not just the update). However, it's no much longer obtainable for purchase straight from Microsoft, so if you must buy Windows 8.1, you can try various other areas prefer Amazon.com or eBay.


We answer many inquiries around installing Windows 8 here: Usual Questions About Installing Windows on a COMPUTER.


Windows 8.1 Update Changes

A variety of brand-new interface alters were presented in Windows 8.1 Upday.


Adds power and also search butlots to the Start screen (on some devices).Microsoft Store apps deserve to be pinned to the Deskoptimal taskbar, simply choose standard programs.Taskbar is obtainable almost everywhere the mouse is.Title bar, consisting of cshed and minimize buttons, is available on Microsoft Store apps.Right-click food selection is accessible for Microsoft Store apps pinned on the Start screen.Microsoft Store application is pinned by default to the taskbar.A "new apps installed" notification on the Start screen after installing brand-new apps.

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More About Windows 8.1 Upday

While all of our Windows 8 tutorials were written for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.1 Update, the complying with ones might be especially valuable if you're brand-new to Windows 8 as of Windows 8.1 Update:


You have the right to discover all of our Windows 8 and 8.1 installation associated tutorials in our Windows How-To area.