Windows 8 operating system update

Microsoft periodically releases updates to operating systems to improve security, as well as to correct errors and various malfunctions. Therefore, it is important to be aware of all the additional files that the company releases and install them on time. In this article, we are going to cover how to install the latest updates or how to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1.

Windows 8 operating system update.

As mentioned, you will know two types of updates: the update of Windows 8 to its final version and the simple installation of all the files you need to get started. All this is done with the usual tools of the system and does not require any additional investment.

Installing the latest updates

Downloading and installing additional system files can happen without your intervention and you won't even know it. But if for some reason this doesn't happen, you probably have automatic updates turned off.

  1. The first thing to do is open "Windows Update Center". To do this, click on the shortcut This computer. and go to "Properties".. Here in the menu on the left find the required line at the bottom and click on it.

  2. Now click on "Check for updates". in the menu on the left.

  3. When the search is complete, you will see the number of available updates. Click on the link "Important updates.".

  4. A window will open showing you all the updates that it is recommended to install on your device, as well as the amount of free space required on the system disk. You can read the description of each file simply by clicking on it: all the information will appear in the right part of the window. Click on "Install".

  5. Now wait for the update download and installation process to finish and restart your computer. This can take a long time, so be patient.

Windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade

Recently, Microsoft has announced the end of support for the Windows 8 operating system. Therefore, many users want to upgrade to the final version of the system: Windows 8.1. You will not have to buy a license again or pay more, because the Store does everything for free.

By upgrading to the new system you will keep your license, also all your personal data and applications will be kept. Make sure you have enough space on your system disk (at least 4GB) and that the latest updates are installed.

  1. In the application list, find "Windows Store"..

  2. You will see a big button that says "Free upgrade to Windows 8.1". Click on it.

  3. You will then be asked to download the system. Click on the appropriate button.

  4. Wait for the operating system to load and install, and then restart your computer. This can take a long time.

  5. Now there are only a few steps left to configure Windows 8.1. First, select the main color of your profile and enter the name of your computer.

  6. Next, select your system settings. We recommend using the standard settings as they are the most optimal for each user.

  7. The next screen will ask you to sign in to your Microsoft account. This is an optional step and if you do not want to link your account, click "Sign in without a Microsoft account." and create a local user.

After a few minutes of waiting and preparation, you will get a brand new Windows 8.1.

So we've covered how to install all eight latest updates, as well as how to upgrade to a more convenient and elaborate Windows 8.1. We hope we have helped you, and if you have any problems, write us in the comments, we will surely respond to you.

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