Upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

by Agus Kurniawan 11. September 2013 18:52

 

I have already downloaded Windows 8.1 via MSDN Subscription website. I didn’t install it directly because I’m afraid if my existing desktop applications are loss. After obtained information from any source and my friends, it is no problem for upgrading Windows 8.1. I tried to upgrade my notebook and it works!!

Now I would like to share to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

Existing Environment

My notebook was installed Windows 8 Pro x64 with dual boot (Windows and Linux)  configuration. My notebook, Lenovo Ideapad Y500,  doesn’t has DVD drive so I must build a bootable OS Windows 8.1 on Flash disk. For information about how to create a bootable OS Flash disk, you can read my article [V]. I’m sorry it is written in Indonesia language.

Upgrading

Firstly, you log on your Windows 8 After that, you insert OS Windows 8.1 DVD. Then you will obtain a dialog as below.

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Choose Download and install updates (recommended). After that, click Next button.

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Entry your Windows 8.1 product key. If success, click Next button.

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Checked I accept the license terms. The click Accept button

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Choose Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps. Click Next button.

System will collect information about settings, personal files and your apps.

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After completed, you will see a result as follows.

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Click Install button.

System will copy Windows 8.1 files and install them.

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After finished, your computer will restart.

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You see my computer is dual boot OS and it´s not change anything.

You will see new Settings for your Windows 8.1

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If success, you will see your Modern UI Windows 8.1.

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Windows 8.1 Screenshots

The following is sample Windows 8.1 screenshots.

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Things to Do after Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Basically it’s no problem to upgrade Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 included your Modern UI and desktop apps. My Office, Visual Studio 2012, Eclipse, Intellij IDEA and Matlab are working normally. It’s better to check your all applications especially non-Microsoft products.

 

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