Upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

Microsoft introduced Windows 8.1 with some fixes and a more user-friendly interface.

After the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft offered the free upgrade from Windows 8 to the new OS. In order to upgrade your Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1 for free, you can initialize the process by going to Microsoft Store from within the operating system itself. When you upgrade, your files remain intact, and in some cases your personal settings on some applications are left untouched as well.

You can upgrade your Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1 online, and the method (as simplified as possible) is given below:

    ■Log on to your Window 8 PC with an administrator account.
    ■Make sure that your PC is connected to the Internet.
    ■From the Start screen, locate and click the Store tile.

    ■Once the Store opens up, click Update to Windows 8.1 for free.

    ■On the next window, click the Download button to start downloading Windows 8.1.
    ■After the downloading process is complete, from the Your PC needs to restart box, click Restart Now.
    ■On the License terms window, check the I accept the license terms checkbox from the bottom-left corner.
    ■Click Accept from the bottom-right corner to continue.
    ■Wait till the installation completes successfully, and once it does, restart the computer before you start using the Windows 8.1 on your PC normally.