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Windows 7: Why Have Most Windows 8 Users Not Upgraded to Windows 8.1?

18 Mar 2014   #41

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 4wd View Post
4WD, can you provide a link to the 8.1 download where I don't need to log in?
Hello, got no link, it's trough the store. Did one more 8 to 8.1 upgrade yesterday on another laptop > see attachments. As before, opened store and click the VERY large tile, no need to log in, the download \ install proceeds from there. At the last stage of the 8.1 install, the thing is to not get tricked into the ms account stuff (unless one wants to use it), and click the half-hidden 'continue using my existing account' (which on my w8 pc's were local accounts).

Hope this clarifies it or is useful to someone. As for my w8 usage, am using the 'w7 parts' (which work very well imo) and Classic Shell, and avoiding the ugly phone interface and tiles. My main work pc is an excellent w7, will never 'upgrade' that one to 8.
I can confirm that this works I just updated 8 to 8.1 without a MS account in VmWare.

Likewise Jerry, ran the 8 virtual machine last week for Tuesdays updates and clicked on the "Continue using my existing account" and it did. When I logged into the system there was a HUGE banner across the desktop telling me about the free update so I did it just for a laugh and giggles. You could not miss it, click on it takes you to the store and starts the process.

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