Windows 8.1 update is now available to download for free. This Windows upgrade fixes many of the frustrating things about Windows 8. For example, the Windows 8.1 update brings back the Start Menu and lets users boot to the desktp, bypassing the tiled Start Screen completely.
Use these simple seven steps to update your Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1. While other Windows 8 devices can update to Windows 8.1, the focus of this article is updating your Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1.
If your Windows PC (laptop for example) is running Windows 7, then you can upgrade to the standard version of Windows 8.1 for about $119.99 from the Microsoft Store (or just $109.99 from Amazon). or purchase the pro version of Windows 8.1 for approximately $200.00.
According to Microsoft, Windows 8.1 should not be installed on PC devices running Windows XP or Vista.
If your PC is using Windows Vista or earlier, you can update to Windows 8.1 for free if you purchase Windows 8.
Whether you have a desktop or laptop, these seven easy steps show you how to easily upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. In addition to a new Start Button and a way to boot directly to the desktop, upgrading to Windows 8.1 brings some other cool features—like a better browser, global search and moveable, scalable tiles. Here is a short article telling you more about the new features in the Windows 8.1 upgrade.