CaptKirkrm1
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When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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I've got an XPS 8700 SE Dell, running Windows Pro 8.0, about 1 month old. When should I expect to see the 8.1 upgrade/update?

Capt Kirk

XPS 8700 SE

XPS 9100

Inspiron E1705

Dimension XPS Gen 4

XPS 420

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kirkd
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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Look in the Metro Apps Store. Should be the first entry.

CaptnKirk9

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

mpo
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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For now, you have to search out for the 8.1 update, either through the Metro tile or the Microsoft Store web site. 

Microsoft has stated they are not going to push the update like service packs from prior OSes, ie, it won't appear in updates on its own.

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CaptKirkrm1
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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Thanks for that info. Greatly appreciated.

Capt Kirk

XPS 8700 SE

XPS 9100

Inspiron E1705

Dimension XPS Gen 4

XPS 420

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kirkd
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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Look in the Metro Apps Store. Should be the first entry.

CaptnKirk9

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

mpo
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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For now, you have to search out for the 8.1 update, either through the Metro tile or the Microsoft Store web site. 

Microsoft has stated they are not going to push the update like service packs from prior OSes, ie, it won't appear in updates on its own.

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CaptKirkrm1
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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Thanks for that info. Greatly appreciated.

Capt Kirk

XPS 8700 SE

XPS 9100

Inspiron E1705

Dimension XPS Gen 4

XPS 420

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CaptKirkrm1
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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Thanks for that info & your time. Greatly appreciated.

Capt Kirk

XPS 8700 SE

XPS 9100

Inspiron E1705

Dimension XPS Gen 4

XPS 420

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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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I see the Windows 8.1 Pro update available in Windows Store, but it never fully downloads.  For the past 2 weeks I've tried to download it.  It gets to ~ 45% complete, then stops and starts over.  I've rebooted the pc many times.  Anyone with same frustrations?

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spitball
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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I am not sure what the Metro tile is?

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spitball
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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I have an XPS 8500 with windows 8.0 and I get the same problem with downloading Windows 8.1 Upgrade from the Microsoft store.

I get 48% and the download restarts over again.

I would think Dell would provide the Windows 8.1 upgrade since Dell installed Windows 8.0 on my PC.

Windows 8.1 is free, so Dell should support the upgrade. At least that's my thinking. Maybe I'm asking to much.

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spitball
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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I found the Product windows 8.1 pro  which Dell is selling for $99.99.  This is great. Microsoft is giving it away for free. That is if you can download the complete Windows 8.1 update.
 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Pack (Win 8.1 to Win 8.1 Pro Upgrade)
Usually Ships Within 1 business day
Manufacturer Part# 5VR-00139
Dell Part# A7217789
License Type: Product upgrade license
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Philip_Yip
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RE: When will I see the Windows Pro 8.1 upgrade?

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Microsoft are letting you upgrade from Windows 8.0 (Core) to Windows 8.1 (Core) for free. They will charge the same to go from Windows 8.0 Core to Windows 8.1 Pro.

Dr Philip Yip
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