Hey all. Over the next few days I will be putting together a guide on how to create a customized recovery image that will allow one to reinstall Windows 8.1 via Recovery, but still have all apps and data intact. I think you will find it to be super useful! I am thinking through the problems users might encounter and realized there is something I don't know that is pretty critical. Here's my question: If you are on Windows 8.1 and you do a clean reinstall through Recovery>Reinstall, is your computer still on 8.1 or does it revert back to Windows 8 and need to be upgraded to 8.1 again? And a follow up question: If so, does Windows update itself through Windows Update to 8.1 or are more complex procedures required? I always use an 8.1 image and no longer have my 8 image to test this out. So can anyone share their experience to help me out?