An update to enable an automatic update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

Applies to: Windows 8 ProWindows 8 Pro NWindows 8 More

This article describes an update that enables Windows RT to update to Windows RT 8.1 and that enables Window 8 to update to Windows 8.1. See the prerequisites before you install the update.

INTRODUCTION


If you have Automatic Updates enabled on a computer that has update 2871389 installed, this update enables automatic Windows 8.1 upgrade.

Note This update is not applicable on volume-licensed computers.

More Information


Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.

Prerequisites

To apply this update in Windows RT or Windows 8, you must have update 2871389 installed.

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces previously released update 2885699. For more information about update 2885699, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2885699 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

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


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