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How to upgrade Windows 8 Pro to 8.1 Pro

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We noticed that after upgrading the Windows 8 to Window 8 Pro, the version 8,1 was not installed (see below).

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How can know exactly we have 8,1?

If we done yet, how can we upgrade our computer to 8,1
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by:John Hurst
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Media Center is gone and not coming back. Try uninstalling Media Center and then try again to upgrade to Windows 8.1

To check, open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run systeminfo.

The Windows version will show there in the first several lines.
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Add the following key to the registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"PaintDesktopVersion"=dword:00000001

Open in new window


(You can save as a ".reg" file for future use...)

This will watermark the desktop with the current installed version...

Windows upgrade from 8 to 8.1

See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15288/windows-8-update-to-windows-8-1

to manually do this upgrade...

This update (as shown in the above link) is available from the Microsoft Store...
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by:rayluvs
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John,

Yes, we ran the systeminfo and our version is as the image sent.

Also, went into Control Panel to try uninstalling Media Center and there is no option.

In order to install 8.1 we have to first uninstall Media Center?

n2fc,

After the registry, it display same as our image but your tweak gave us the build "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Build 9200":

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To understand, in order to upgrade to 8.1, we have to to MS Store (your link)?

The 8.1 upgrade is not download via the Windows "Check for Update"?
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by:John Hurst
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Maybe it was a version that cannot be upgraded.

What do you see in Windows Updates when you run that?

Windows 8.1 was a different operating system to Windows 8. It was not a service pack.

Go to Microsoft Downloads and see if you can download the Windows 8.1 ISO to run on your system.
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by:rayluvs
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it's downloading as per recommendation thanx.
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by:rayluvs
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Success!! Thanx All!!
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