Windows 8.1 on Surface Pro

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  1. Buzza

    Buzza New Member

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    Does anyone know how/if the Pro will be updated to Windows 8.1?

    I'm hoping it's just through Windows update?
     
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    Anything running Windows 8 both RT and Pro. Yes through the Windows Update.
     
  3. jnjroach

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    The Windows Update part makes it available in the Store, the actual upgrade is handled through the Store. You install the optional update first then you will see the bits offered through the store.
     
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    Any idea when the 8.1 will be avaiable?
     
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    Keep in mind it's just a preview version and you'll probably have to do a clean Windows 8 install, you probably won't be able to just upgrade your current Windows 8 through the Windows Store anytime soon.
     
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    yep that is the only caveat making me wait to install on my SP
     
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    I have my SP coming Thursday evening from eBay so will I be able to install 8.1 or is 8.1 for beta testers only?
     
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    From what I understand, I believe anyone can install it as long as you are willing to reinstall everything again when it is formally released later in the year.
     
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    I plan on doing a dirty dirty install.

    I read that 8.1 will actually increase our screens to 11.6 inches and make the kickstand adjustable.

    * Seriously though, I'm curious to see if they have fixed the zoom bug for external monitors.
     
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    I just installed Win 8.1. It took about an hour and all is well. I changed my lock screen on my Surface Pro to be the desktop picture I use on the desktop. It looks good, fast, and I have yet to figure out how to boot directly to the desktop. One of the few complaints I have for Win 8 is that I find the apps don't function as well as on standard Win 7 applications. I'm referring specifically to Kindle, Evernote, and any file search apps or picture display apps, at least as far as I can tell up to now.
     

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