How To Install Windows 8 Or 8

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Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 via Windows Store on Thursday. If you have several machines lớn install it on, here’s how lớn install it from a flash drive.

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Update: Mainstream tư vấn for Windows 8.1 has ended. Here is the official lifecycle statement from Microsoft: “Windows 8.1 reached the end of Mainstream tư vấn on January 9, 2018, & will reach kết thúc of Extended tư vấn on January 10, 2023. With the general availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 had until January 12, 2016, to move khổng lồ Windows 8.1 to lớn remain supported.”


Thanks khổng lồ our readers, I’ve learned that this process won’t work using your Windows 8 key. Why Microsoft gives us the option to create an ISO of the 8.1 update but doesn’t allow the use of our existing Windows 8 key (it’s a không tính phí upgrade after all) I am not sure. Microsoft’s own page states:  “If you bought a Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 product key, you can download and install Windows from this page. You’ll have the option to lớn install Windows now, later, or using media with an ISO file.”

One thing I was able to lớn confirm is that using a Windows 8.1 key from TechNet or MSDN, the install goes off without a hitch. From what I’ve read, there are issues with this upgrade depending on the scenario, and this is definitely one of them. Hopefully, Microsoft will fix this issue. There are some workarounds you might want khổng lồ try that our readers have pointed out in the comments below. I will continue khổng lồ keep this post updated as we find out more.
The Windows 8.1 update was made available on Thursday this week, & for most Windows 8 users, the easiest way khổng lồ install it is via the Windows Store. But if you have more than one system khổng lồ update, it’s easier to create physical truyền thông media to install it. This helps because you don’t have to lớn worry about downloading a 3.5 GB file each time you update a different machine.

Install Windows 8.1 from Flash Drive

First head over khổng lồ this Microsoft page và click the Install Windows 8.1.

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Conclusion

When going from Windows 8 khổng lồ 8.1, you can keep all of your settings & apps. Remember, if you want to upgrade from the 8.1 Preview lớn the final version, you’ll thua all of your apps & desktop programs — for what reason, only Microsoft knows. When installing from the Preview though, all of your modern tiện ích tiles will display, with a download arrow. So, you just need lớn go through và click each tile of the modern ứng dụng you want to lớn get back.

If you don’t want khổng lồ create a flash drive from this wizard, at the beginning select to download the ISO file. Then you can burn it lớn DVD or make a USB flash drive later by following this article.

The update process got off khổng lồ a rough start yesterday, so you might want lớn hold off updating for a few days. Just like when táo khuyết gets a new tiện ích ios update, downloading it khổng lồ your device is a long arduous process because everyone is nailing the servers at once.

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There are several other upgrade paths you can take to lớn Windows 8.1 from XP SP3, Vista, và Windows 7. I will be running tests for each of these scenarios, so make sure to kiểm tra back here often.