Windows 8 is the latest version of the Microsoft’s line of operating system. Unlike before, this operating system version is not only geared toward personal computers, but it is also made for mobile devices like tablets. It directly rivals Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS. And in case you have already installed Windows 8 system, it is highly suggested that you Upgrade to Windows 8.1. Fortunately, it is not that complicated to do. And this article will teach you how to do that.
Steps to Upgrade to Windows 8.1
If you are a bit skeptical about the changes that the upgrade will do to your system, do not. Your files and programs will not be affected by the update, so you will not need to create a Backup or reinstall your programs after the upgrade. On the other hand, if you are curious about the things that will change once you upgrade, here is a quick list:
- The Windows start button will be back
- The operating system’s performance will improve
- The system will become more customizable
- The SkyDrive integration will improve
1.The first thing to do is to visit the Windows Store. If you have not updated your operating system yet, the first thing you will see in the store is the Windows 8.1 upgrade app. However, if you do not, you might need to access it manually. To do that, type or paste “ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade” to your browser’s address box (without the quotes).
3.Once those things are done, all you need to do now is access the app and download it. If the download is finished, the upgrade might ask you to restart your computer, which you can easily do by just pressing the Restart Now button on the upgrade interface.
4.If the computer finishes the restart, you will be shown the Windows Software License Terms. You can read the terms, and accept it by pressing the I Accept button. You will be then redirected to the installation/upgrade settings page. You have the choice to customize it or just leave it as is. It is recommended that you choose the Express Settings if you are unfamiliar with the settings shown to you.
5.The upgrade will proceed after those things. Once it is done, you will be asked to login using your Microsoft account, and to provide some personal information. And that is everything to it.
6.By the way, the installation will not take a lot of time, and it is possible that downloading the upgrade will be the longest part of the process. The installation package is around 3.5GB big, so if you have a poor and unreliable internet connection, it will take one hour up to one day downloading it. Unfortunately, you can expect that the download time will become longer since the release of this update is very recent (because many Windows users are also downloading the package from Microsoft’s servers).