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Vista to 8.1 via 8


conradwebster

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Hello I am upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Vista. I have bought Windows 8 Pro. Can I upgrade then download 8.1 in one go or do I have to re-install programs and updates before downloading 8.1? Thanks

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Jock1e

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Not sure with a clean install but it did recommend that all programs were updated before installing 8.1.

If upgrading to W/8 it is best not to take any programs with you and you will have a better chance of it working correctly.

It should take an hour or more just to install 8.1 so do not try and rush things.

And off course best waiting to see if someone can give you better advice.

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Jock1e

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This says you cannot go straight to W8.1

Click here

This says maybe you can.

Click here

Maybe best just installing W/8 first to see how you get on with it not a lot of difference between them both.

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