OK, You bought a new Windows 8 computer and you want to update it. Microsoft makes this as clear as mud for new users! Once everything is updated in my opinion, you will have one of the best, safest and most stable operating systems available.
The Windows 8 operating system has 2 different screen views and in Windows 8 they operate almost independently of each other. The Updates, first to Windows 8.1 and then to Windows 8.1 update 1, bring these 2 screens together and make it easier to navigate on your computer especially if you don’t have touch capabilities or you prefer to use the keyboard and mouse.
Windows 8 introduced the tiles screen (some call it the Metro screen) and an app known as STORE. This is Microsoft’s link to their applications store where you can download and install new apps on your computer. Here is where Microsoft makes things ridiculously complicated. To get Windows 8.1 you get the update from the store, HOWEVER, other updates, including the update to Windows 8.1 update 1 have to be gotten by another method!
The other method: Before you can get Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 update 1 you need to have your computer up to date. To do this you move your mouse to either the upper or lower corner of your screen. Some icons will pop up on the right of the screen, the top one is search. Click on search and then you will see an empty dialogue box with a little magnifying glass and above it it says Everywhere with a little down blazon beside it. click on this blazon and a list will appear. Choose settings, then type in the blank box UPDATES, then hit the enter key on your keyboard. You will see a screen appear that says check now. click on this radio button. Within seconds you will see a list of updates. I would suggest that you make sure all of them are checked and then click on install.
You may have to do this a couple of times and some updates require that your computer has to restart in order for the updates to install. If you follow these instructions you will soon have an up to date version of Windows on your computer.
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