This file is 3.63GB, so how fast it downloads will depend on your internet connection.
If you’re ready to go, click the download button in the top right and you’ll be taken to the downloads page.
The first thing you will need to do is make sure your system is completely up to date.
Windows 8 does a pretty good job of forcing updates on you or installing them when you aren’t busy, but if you’re coming from a clean install or you haven’t had your machine on in a while you’ll need the latest updates before the Microsoft Store will show you the path to 8.1.
Now, head to the start page and open the Microsoft Store.
You can ignore any apps that claim to have an update ready for you at this point.
However, you can’t simply download the software if you’re an average person with, for example, a Nokia Lumia 925 phone.
Mobiles like this will get an update, but we’re unlikely to see it until much later this year. There are ways to get Windows Phone 8.1 for your phone right now, though.You’ll see the same full screen messages in plain white text with a rotating color background that happened when you first installed Windows 8 when the process reaches completion.You may be asked to sign back in to your Microsoft account or to select your color preferences again, but these are signs that Windows 8.1 has been successfully installed. Microsoft’s information page for Windows 8.1 should now appear.It will explain that the system update will download in the background, and that you can keep working while the upgrade downloads.If you’re not running Windows 8, your experience will be different and you’ll need to follow a different set of instructions.