Upgrading to Windows 8.1 is fast and easy

Windows 8.1 Upgrade

windows-8-upgradeLast week I asked if anyone had upgraded to Windows 8.1. Most said no, and one person stated the he was going to upgrade to Mac OS X Mavrick. At the time I had not upgraded either.

On Thursday I upgraded 2 machines, one from Windows 8.0 and the other from Windows 7. In both cases the process was smooth and uneventful with the exception that on the Windows 8.0 to 8.1 upgrade I had to contact Microsoft to validate the Product Key. That was no big deal. I called the automated help line, entered a very long string of numbers and then entered the responding numeric code.

When I ran the upgrade on the Windows 7 box I chose to upgrade the OS only and therefore did not have to reinstall my apps. Aside from taking a couple of hours the process was otherwise painless. Don’t forget to run the Windows Update Tool. It takes a long time but is worth the trouble to keep your software up to date.

If you are still waiting to do the upgrade, I have included some links below to assist you with the process.

How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free – Digital Trends

http://www.digitaltrends.com Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:52:23 GMT

Microsoft Windows 8.1 has finally arrived. Check out our guide on how to download and install Windows 8.1 for free to access the OS’ latest features.

Can’t Find The Windows 8.1 Update? Here’s How To Get It 

http://techcrunch.com Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:21:11 GMT

Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 8.1, the successor to its controversial Windows 8 operating system. From what I can tell, most folks appear to be..

How to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from earlier versions of  – CNET

http://howto.cnet.com Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:40:02 GMT

Microsoft’s latest operating system brings a handful of new features and improvements to the Windows platform. Here’s how to get it. Read this article by Dan Graziano on CNET.