In case you aren’t aware of, Windows 8.1 update is now available to the public. Last night, actually. The update is quite a huge one (around 3 GB) so the best way is to download it overnight and leave your computer running. After the download is complete, the update will run automatically and restart your computer a few times.
Not sure how to get the Windows 8.1 update? Easy, just follow these super simple steps.
How to update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
- Go to your Windows 8 Start Menu (by pressing the Start key on your keyboard)
- Go to Store
- You should see a big “Update to Windows 8.1 for free” app/icon on your screen. You can’t miss it.
- Click on it and just follow the instructions
Your files, settings, Windows 8 apps, and any other software installed in your computer should still be retained. Everything should still be like how you leave it before the update.
Should you be upgrading/updating to Windows 8.1? Well, why not? It has some number of changes under the hood, bug fixes, and improvements here & there. And oh, the Windows start button is back as well, in case you miss it or have been trolling about it for months. Me? I just wish I can make that extra icon go away (you can never make everyone happy, right?).
A full blown Windows 8.1 review can be read at The Verge.