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You can update to Windows 8.1 now

0. phoneArena 17 Oct 2013, 07:33 posted on

Windows 8.1 is now available for download. Microsoft announced its newest version of the Windows operating system is up for grabs online…

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posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:35 10

1. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Downloading now :)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:00 2

12. fouadqr (Posts: 233; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


the store open ...then nothing happens ?!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:36

17. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


its 2 gigs I have crappy internet :(

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:15

40. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


2 gigs?, Mine is 3.42

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 03:42

41. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


that's for windows 8.1 pro

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:31 1

22. PootisMan (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


To bad it's going to take my crappy internet about 4 to 5 hours to update :,(

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:34

30. mohammed2222 (Posts: 27; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


me 10 days on f....g ooredoo !

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:46 6

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5326; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Yay! Free stuff

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:46 3

3. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Sweet... checking meow

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:31 1

14. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Nope?? Nothing yet.... where am i suppose to check, too see if i have the update?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:28 2

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Go to the Windows Store app in your start screen. There should be a big tile when you first open it telling you to update.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:48 2

4. alterecho (Posts: 935; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I read that the new update also has a universal search for apps, contact, mails, etc... like in iOS and Symbian. Hope it comes to the WP8 devices with the GDR3 too. Thats a feature i sorely i miss.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:57 1

9. noler (Posts: 152; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Not for GDR3 but for WP8.1

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 19:43

38. downphoenix (Posts: 2231; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


universal search for apps, contacts, mails, etc already existed in Windows 8. It did for the apps at least.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:49 1

5. Tommy1960i (Posts: 90; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Is there the start button?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:55 2

25. Gigabinzle (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


no, they just say it in the article

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 12:29 1

29. djmoncsko (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


well there is, but it doesn't do what you expect. for advanced features, right click the start button and it'll give you some stuff you may be looking for.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:52 1

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:52 2

7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 832; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Thanks for the info :)

Yes there will be a start button, which will bring up the start screen.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:53

8. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Downloaded and installing, time to reorganise my start screen. Hoped it would sync the layout across devices.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:57

10. fouadqr (Posts: 233; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


the store open ...then nothing happens ?!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 07:59

11. hmd74 (Posts: 219; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


WTF? I've updated my windows and now it is 8.2!!! Is it a bug?

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:54 6

24. valapsp (Posts: 441; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Well you're sometime in Spring of 2015!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 08:01 2

13. noim1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Will buy the DVD tomorrow !!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:16 1

15. taikucing (unregistered)


still happy with 7

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:18 1

16. Deaconclgi (Posts: 139; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


PA: But Microsoft has released 8.1.....You should be able to download it now....

Reader: I'm sorry?

PA: But Microsoft has released 8.1.....You should be able to download it now....

Reader: I got everything but the last part, through " you should be able ".

PA: You should be able to download it now....

Reader: Perhaps, but downloads for dummies doesn't explain that...the best approach is to torrent the download but while doing that, my computer is completely defenseless....no matter the download tactic, they all have a flaw.

PA: YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD IT NOWWWWWW!!!!!

Reader: No matter. I think I have an idea....

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 09:39

18. pongkie (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


I think it is released for download in USA the rest of the world to follow. that's why it's not showing on others windows store

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:28 1

28. amansingal14 (Posts: 276; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


nah, its up for grabs in India

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:03 2

19. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Up and running.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:16 1

20. valapsp (Posts: 441; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


damn i want to clean install. I want the ISO file!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 10:44 2

23. Razrman (Posts: 63; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Gives me something to do tonight :)

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:08 2

26. Tech_Guy9211 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


Got the update on time, installing and will be enjoying after good 6 to 7 hours :-D. Coz i m downloading 3.3 gigs with internet connection of 3.2 Mb/s or 410 KB/s.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 11:12

27. deathgod (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Meh, I've been running it on my laptop for a good while now and don't really see any reason to upgrade from windows 8. In fact there are a few reasons not to. 1) The start button just takes you back to the start screen, it doesn't work like the traditional start menu. 2) You can't just type on the start screen to search anymore. 3) They merged the library folders with the my computer folders, in explorer so now you have a longer cluttered list. I haven't really see any performance improvements tbh.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 13:56 1

32. good2great (Posts: 1033; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol its always a debbie downer that comes in and says something is lame...

so in your opinion no one should upgrade to 8.1. smh...

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 20:06

42. deathgod (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


First off I never said it was lame, I just listed some things that I personally didn't like about it compared to windows 8. Those downsides were enough off a reason to make me not upgrade my desktop from win8.

@Pancholo I'm just being a realist. I haven't noticed any improvements over win8 on my laptop, only the detriments stated in my previous post.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 02:27

39. Pancholo (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Silly you. I'm loving my 8.1 experience so far.

There's always one pessimistic comment like this!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 13:01

31. flippy (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


to all kids who cannot find update in Windows store...you need to install an update in case you haven't done it already

pls read : windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/why-can-t-fi​nd-update-store

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 13:57

33. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


is that for windows phone only or multiples platform

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 14:39

34. ThePython (Posts: 142; Member since: 08 May 2013)


That explains why my computer wants me to reboot it...

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 14:44 1

35. jeevan28111992 (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Guys can anyone post a link to download 8.1. I need the latest IsO file not the previous leaked builds.

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 16:24 2

36. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 491; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


I'm done.. The update is soooo coooool. And MS is going crazy with all this updates.. Whohooo!!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 16:54 1

37. twens (Posts: 443; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!! downloading.....i f**cking love you MS

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