Microsoft has just announced the new version of Windows 8 which brings few more and demanding features to the new operating system. Windows 8.1 brings improved Lockscreen, unified search tool, direct log-on to the desktop, deep integration of SkyDrive and using of up to 4 re-sizable apps at the same time.
If you are already running Windows 8, it is easy to upgrade to 8.1 by installing about 2GB update from the store. It seems Redmond based company is now following the tradition of Apple which releases new updates using the built-in updater yearly. This update is a clear indications that Microsoft is also determined to give the new updates to its users through simple process.
Here is how you can get Windows 8.1 on your currently Windows 8 running computer.
First of all back up all your data and create a recovery drive in order to go back to Windows 8 if anything goes wrong during or after the update process.
Step 1: First of all go to Windows 8.1 Preview page and click on “Get the Update”. It will install a small program which will ask you to restart your device.
Step 2: After you come back from reboot, you will be greeted with a message saying that a new update is available for your PC.
Step 3: Click on Go to Store and download the update.
Step 4: After the download is complete, the Windows 8.1 update will install. During the installation process, different compatibility checks will be carried out. In case your system fails to fulfill any requirement, the update procedure will terminate automatically.
Step 5: Congratulations! Now you have successfully install the latest version of Windows 8.1.