The day has finally come! Millions of PC users who’re eagerly waiting to upgrade their Windows 8.1 systems to Windows 8.1 Update can now update to the newest version of Windows operating system via Windows Update. The first major update to Windows 8.1 can also be downloaded using these Windows 8.1 Update direct download links.
Update to Windows 8.1 is a major, free update to Windows 8.1 that attempts to fix many announces that were part of Microsoft’s touch friendly version of Windows. This mandatory update for Windows 8.1 lets users run Store apps in the desktop environment, pin apps to the taskbar, shut down and search your PC easily.
Since the download size of Windows 8.1 Update is one the higher side (~ 770 MB for x64 and 319 MB for x86), users who frequently re-install the operating system and users who want to install this version of Windows on multiple PCs might prefer downloading Windows 8.1 with Update ISO file to avoid downloading and installing the Update after performing a fresh install of Windows 8.1.
How to get Windows 8.1 with Update 1 ISO image
As of now, one can’t use the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to download and create Windows 8.1 with Update ISO image file. That is, Windows 8.1 with Update ISO image file isn’t available to download from Microsoft right now. Which means that, if you have plans to perform a clean install of Windows 8.1 Update by downloading Windows 8.1 with Update ISO image file from Microsoft, you’ll have to wait for a few more days to get your ISO file.
However, Windows 8.1 with Update ISO image file is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Users with active MSDN or TechNet subscription can head over to MSDN or TechNet to download the ISO file. As you likely know, Windows doesn’t prompt you enter a valid license key while upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Update.
Once you have the Windows 8.1 with Update ISO image, you can create a bootable USB to install Windows 8.1 with Update from USB drive.
NOTE: We will update this article once Windows 8.1 with Update ISO file is made available for download using Upgrade Assistant.