Method 1: Windows UpdateThis update is available from Windows Update.
Method 2: Microsoft Download CenterThe following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
|All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8||Download the package now.|
|All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012||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:
PrerequisitesTo install this update, you must have the following updates installed in Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012.
- Update is available that prepares Windows 8 and Windows RT-based computers for the update to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT
- Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 upgrade information is not displayed as expected in Windows Store
- An update to enable an automatic update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
Registry informationTo apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
Restart requirementYou may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace a previously released update.
Article ID: 3032613 - Last Review: Mar 10, 2015 - Revision: 1