How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

Hello, Please let me know how to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I am trying to upgrade but having some issues while upgrading windows 8.1. Help me.

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Upgrade to Windows 8.1:

Windows 8 is the latest OS of Microsoft. In case your computer system is running on an old version of Windows and you are thinking of upgrading it to the latest version, then here in this article, you will learn how to do so. In this solution, you will get to know whether you can upgrade your Windows to the latest version or not. If yes, then how exactly you can do that.

These are a Few Things that You will Need.
  • You need a PC that has 1 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM. Moreover, you need to have at least 20 GB of hard disk space.
  • Plus, you will need an internet connection.

To check whether the processor is fast enough or not and whether the RAM is sufficient or not, these are the steps that you need to carry out.

Step 1: Select the start button

Step 2: After that, right-click on Computer

Step 3: Then, go to properties.

The properties window will open up and there you will see the RAM memory and processor details.

In Order to Determine how much space you are left with, these are the steps that you are required to perform.

Step 1: Launch the Start menu

Step 2: Select Computer

Step 3: There in the image you will be able to see remaining space in the hard disk.

How to Upgrade Windows 8?

Below mentioned are the steps that you need to carry out to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

Step 1: If your computer system has all the necessary resources, then you can continue with the upgrade process by downloading the Upgrade Assistant. This Upgrade assistant software will scan the software and hardware and determine whether it can work with Windows 8 or not.

  • Launch your internet browser and enter this link in the location bar
  • After that, click on Can my PC run on Windows 8.1?
  • After that, select the link of the Windows 8.1 upgrade assistant.
  • In case the internet browser you have opened is Internet Explorer, a yellow bar will show up at the end of the screen. Select Run.
  • The Upgrade Assistant will scan your computer system and will let you know about any issues.
  • Also, take a look at the compatibility details to check the location of potential issues.
  • If you wish to move forward and purchase Windows 8.1, then select Next.

Step 2: In the next step, the upgrade assistant will ask you about all the things that you want to keep at the time of upgrading Windows 8. In case, the only option appearing before you is nothing, then you will have to install all the files one more time.

However, it is recommended that one should keep a backup of each and every file on a DVD, memory stick or a portable hard drive prior to the upgrade and ensure that you don’t lose the back up that you have created. Select Next when you are ready for the upgrade.

Step 3: After that, two options will be presented before you and you will have to select either of them. One would be Windows 8.1 and the other one would be Windows 8.1 Pro. Click on Order right next to the option that you want to select.

Step 4: After that, the review your order Window will open up before you. This window will ask you whether you want to buy the download version or a DVD that you can use later as well for reinstallation.

Step 5: After that, you will be required to complete your billing and contact details. When all the formalities get completed and your payment gets accepted, you will find a link to download Windows 8.1.

Step 6: Now, carry out the instructions appearing on the screen for downloading and installing Windows 8.1. In case you get stuck at any particular point, then you can read out the instructions given on the main website of Microsoft and proceed with the process.

So, these are all the steps that you need to carry out to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 pro.

John Oxley 15 May 2021