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Topic # 132337 18-Oct-2013 08:30
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Just wondering if anyone has a useful guide on updating from Windows 8.1 preview on surface pro to 8.1 full.

I already have it installed on my desktop (which was running 8.0) from the windows store, but the surface pro is not seeing the update (all the KBs are installed). 

Also, I generally prefer to do a fresh install, so is there somewhere I can get hold of the media or get a CD shipped from Microsoft.




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  Reply # 916848 18-Oct-2013 08:38
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You should be able to refresh your PC, doing so will take it back to Win 8 (well it did for my Envy X2), from there you should be able to upgrade fine.

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 916849 18-Oct-2013 08:42
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When you installed the 8.1 preview I am guessing you missed the warning "You will not be able to update to 8.1 release from this preview".

There is no consumer 8.1 media available yet - only volume licensing customers have access to it.

Reinstall 8.0, upgrade.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 916850 18-Oct-2013 08:44
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Ok, next question, what is the easiest way to restore to 8. It should still be on the appropriate partition.




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  Reply # 916852 18-Oct-2013 08:48
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I have tried using this tip from klathman and it is now working.
 
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=45&topicid=132336

ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade

I think if you put this into the metro IE that it will take you to the upgrade item in the store.


When I clicked download the screen returned to the windows store, but in the top right corner it said downloading windows. Clicking on that brings up the progress screen.




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