Update is available that enables a notification to be displayed that helps you update Windows 8 or Windows RT to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 ProWindows 8 Enterprise More

Introduction


This article describes an update for Windows 8 and Windows RT. After you install this update on a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows RT, a notification that helps you update to Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 may be displayed when you unlock or log on to the computer.

Notes 
  • This notification will not appear on Volume Licensed versions of Windows 8 Professional or Windows 8 Enterprise because these editions cannot be updated to Windows 8.1 through Windows Store.
  • The notification is displayed according to a schedule and is not displayed immediately after you install this update. After you install this update, the notification is typically displayed the first time that you unlock or log on to the computer after 8:00 P.M. local time on Mondays.

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Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8Download Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows RT.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates