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Windows 8.1: How Do I Update?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 8

Mark writes:

In an article, you said “You also need to do the upgrade to make sure you can receive the latest security updates from Microsoft.” I am running Win 8.1 and cannot get update. I have read there is an update (Win 8.1.1). What can I do to get update?

Mark, from the Metro screen start typing “check updates” or from the Desktop mode, open the Search Charm and type “check updates.”  Tap the icon.

Update and recovery will open. Tap check now and Windows will check for updates. If you have Automatic Update enabled, you may already have the updates. Click Update history to see which updates have already been installed.

Make sure you have applied the optional and well as the critical updates.

~ Cynthia


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2 Responses to “Windows 8.1: How Do I Update?”

  1. Mark Gentry says:

    Cynthia thanks for response. I checked for updates and was told that no updates are available. I then did a through review of update history. My update history shows a successful installation of KB2977218 on 7/24/14, a failed installation of KB2267602 on 7/10/14 through 7/24/14, a successful installation of KB890830 & KB2883030 on 7/8/14 and failed installation of KB2267602 on 6/23/14 through 7/8/14. Update history shows no updates prior to 6/23/14. I purchased my laptop with 8.0 around mid 2013 and updated to 8.1 about the last quarter of 2013. Do I have an issue with updates? What do you think I should do?

    Thanks for you help.

  2. […] There are a couple of possibilities, let’s start with the simplest ones. Make sure you have installed all of your Windows updates from Microsoft.  […]

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