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Updating your Zoostorm Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1

Installing the Windows 8.1 Update

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-8/install-latest-update-windows-8-1

Before you proceed with the update, make sure you have System Administrator permissions, Wired Connection to the internet, network cable connected, BIOS update, Application(s)/ driver(s) updated and AC Power (if mobile device is being used); also ensure all important data is backed up in case of data loss on your drives.  This step-by-step guide assumes you media backups of your hard drives and you are safe to proceed to Step: 1.

Warning: Updating operating system, without first ensuring you have backups of your current files and operating system is a big risk.  If you have no data to lose or you have backed up important data, you are ready to proceed.  YOU are responsible if you lose data.

Disclaimer: Zoostorm does not accept any liability or responsibility for any errors or damages made to your computer during, or after updating this operating system.  It is up to the user to ensure proper backups are made of important documents and files.

Step: 1 – Before updating your PC to Windows 8.1, Zoostorm recommends that you do a few things first.

Recommended app / driver updates and actions:

  1. Click here to access Updated driver or firmware download / install instructions
  2. Click here to access Updated app download / install instructions
  3. Click here to access Windows Compatibility Center, if you want to check for potential issues and recommendations

Step: 2 – Make sure your Windows 8 PC is up to date by installing the latest Windows updates

To check for updates in Windows Update

  1. Open Windows Update in Control Panel by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or, if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering Windows Update in the search box, tapping or clickingSettings, and then tapping or clicking Install Updates.
  2. In the left pane, tap or click Check for updates, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your PC.
  3. If updates are found, tap or click Install updates.

Step: 3 – Open the Windows Store and select the “Update to Windows 8.1” tile, or if you see a notification to “Update to Windows 8.1” you can select the “Go to the Store” button*

*Important Note: The Update to Windows 8.1 will not be available through Windows store until the GA Date.  You cannot get the Windows 8.1 Update until GA Date.

To update to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store

  1. From the Windows 8.1 product page, select Download.  The download and installation of Windows 8.1 may take 1-2 hours, but you can continue using your PC while downloading.
  2. If asked to take any actions, follow the onscreen instructions
  3. When prompted to reboot your PC, select the ‘Restart now’ button or wait for Windows to automatically restart
  4. After Windows restarts, follow any onscreen instructions then sign-in to Windows 8.1

Step: 4 – Welcome to Windows 8.1.  Click here to learn more.

Step: 5 – After updating your PC to Windows 8.1, Zoostorm recommends that you install a few updates.

Recommended app / driver updates and actions

  1. Click here to access Updated driver or firmware download / install instructions
  2. Click here to access Updated app download / install instructions
  3. Click here to access Windows Compatibility Center, if you want to check for potential issues and recommendations

For more information please email support@zoostorm.co.uk

Follow the Clean Installation Instructions to Windows 8.1

In addition to the step-by-step instructions; for commercial customers whose corporate environment only supports clean installation of the update, you can now click here to view Windows 8.1 Clean Installation Instructions.**

**Please note: Clean Installation Instructions are for Commercial Systems only, for example Windows 8 Pro.

How to create a Windows 8.1 recovery drive

Applies to Windows 8.1 & Windows RT 8.1. Download guide (PDF)