Windows 8.1 Update Officially Launched, Download Links Now Available

Microsoft has now published the download links for Windows 8.1 Update

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Microsoft was expected to launch Windows 8.1 Update later today via Windows Update, but the company has just made  the download links for all files needed to deploy the new OS version available online.

Microsoft was expected to launch Windows 8.1 Update later today via Windows Update, but the company has just made the download links for all files needed to deploy the new OS version available online.

As you can see in the list below, Microsoft has published the download links for all Windows 8.1 Update versions, so you can install it on both 32- and 64-bit devices, but also on ARM tablets such as Microsoft’s very own Surface RT and Surface 2.

Keep in mind that this manual download method could take a little bit longer, but it still lets you deploy the new Windows 8.1 Update right now if you can’t wait for the automatic method via Windows Update.

For those wondering, KB2919355 is the main package, so if you’re running a fully up-to-date Windows 8.1 installation, this is the only package that needs to be downloaded.

On the other hand, all the other KB files contain necessary files to successfully deploy Windows 8.1, so in case you’re experiencing any error during the installation process, make sure that you also get these too.

Download links for Windows 8.1 Update x86:

KB2919355

KB2919442

KB2932046

KB2937592

KB2938439

KB2949621-v2 (Windows Server 2012 R2 only)

Download links for Windows 8.1 Update x64:

KB2919355

KB2919442

KB2932046

KB2937592

KB2938439

KB2949621-v2 (Windows Server 2012 R2 only)

Download links for Windows 8.1 Update ARM:

KB2919355

KB2919442

KB2932046

KB2937592

KB2938439

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By    8 Apr 2014, 12:12 GMT