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.
- 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.
How to obtain this update
Windows UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8||Download the package now.|
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PrerequisitesTo apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows RT.
Registry informationTo apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis 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