May 06, 2014

Updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

After installing Win 8 on my computer that dual boots with Win 7 I tried to update to Win 8.1 .

I did all the 100+ Windows 7 updates then updated to Win 8.1.

After a 3.2GB download (on DSL) the system spent a couple of hours installing itself.

Eventually it re-booted to a blank screen.

I Left it for a while then switched off at the power button. Switched on, still nothing, no bios boot message. blank screen but the monitor was activated (on).

I Turned it off and on at the power switch, and it booted up to bios screen (whew).

Fortunately I had a mirror of both OS's (Win 7 & Win 8) so I got the computer up and running but I seem doomed to never be able to update to Windows 8.1 on this computer.

Any ideas?


Update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8

"Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 build on Windows 8 and Windows RT, to bring you enhancements in personalization, search, apps, the Windows Store, and cloud connectivity, and has the security and reliability features you expect from Windows. It's fast and made to work on a variety of devices—especially on the new generation of touch devices.

If your PC is currently running Windows 8 or Windows RT, it's free to update to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1. And unlike previous updates to Windows, you'll get this update from the Windows Store."
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