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Updating to Win 8.1 from Win 8 . A question.

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  • X64
  • Windows 8
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March 28, 2014 4:21:13 AM

hey guys, so I am updating to 8.1 for free as I have bought win 8 pro x64. But I have many games and apps installed , so will I have to install all the games and apps again after updating to win 8.1 ? Will those games and apps get deleted after the update to 8.1 ?

Kindly help.

Thanks in advance

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a b * Windows 8
March 28, 2014 4:27:13 AM

No, they'll stay.

I think some of the apps from the store might need a reinstall (can't remember), but that's it.
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a c 1216 * Windows 8
March 28, 2014 4:28:43 AM

They'll still be there. Even though very large (~3.2GB) it's mostly like a service pack. All your stuff will still be present.

As with any major update though, it is wise to have anything absolutely irreplaceable somewhere else and offline, just in case.
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March 28, 2014 4:30:57 AM

RT 8 to 8.1
MS claims everything comes across, however i would still backup, especially important game saves.
This is even more important when your games are setup on a non-system drive (like mine all are). Many files pertaining to those games will be on your system drive that is being updated. It can issues, as it did for me.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/update-fro...
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March 28, 2014 4:34:56 AM

Thanks for the replies guys :) 
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March 28, 2014 6:30:10 AM

Just fyi after you do the install for 8.1, run disk cleanup and clean system files and it will get rid of all the temporary files it downloaded to install 8.1, which is like 4 or 5 GBs if I remember correctly
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March 28, 2014 7:51:06 AM

Guys, I started the update but its stuck at the same place for about 15 minutes. Its stuck at 64% and is saying "Applying Changes" .
How long is it gonna take and its stuck there since 15 mins.

What to do ?
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a c 1216 * Windows 8
March 28, 2014 7:56:14 AM

Aiden2k13 said:
Guys, I started the update but its stuck at the same place for about 15 minutes. Its stuck at 64% and is saying "Applying Changes" .
How long is it gonna take and its stuck there since 15 mins.

What to do ?


Leave it for a while.
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March 28, 2014 8:54:21 AM

@USAFret : Thanks it worked. :-)
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