Update Win 8 before install Win 8.1 or not

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  1. djg05

    djg05 Registered Member

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    I have had to re-install Win 8 and want to know if it is necessary to update Win 8 before doing so. It will involve some 890 MB and am on a slow connection so would prefer not to do this.

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  2. Banzi

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    As far as I'm aware the Windows 8.1 update only shows in the store if you have installed all the updates for Windows 8.
     
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    Thanks - I'll check that out.
     
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    Looks like you are correct. It seems it needs KB 2871389 before it will list the upgrade, but that is not listed currently, so will have to d/l a gig of updates before it will list the next lot of updates. Why can't MS list them all together??

    Got a dodgy connection here with all high winds - so that is going to be fun.
     
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    Yeah there nothing worse than installing Windows & then finding out there a shed load of updates that then have to be installed :)
     
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    The best way i think is to grab a Windows 8.1 iso, which get the same version of your windows 8.

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