How to update Lenovo’s Microsoft Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro Preload to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store APP


Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update does not appear upon launch of the Windows Store. 



Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre
  • ThinkStation
  • ThinkPad
  • Idea Tablet
  • IdeaPad
  • IdeaCentre


Affected systems:

  • All

System is configured with:

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Preload


Applies To
  • Microsoft Windows 8



The user should run Microsoft Windows Update until all updates are installed.  Next, follow the on-screen prompts regarding reboots.  Then, re-launch the Windows Store and select the Microsoft Windows 8.1 update. 

If Microsoft Windows 8 Preview is installed, follow the instructions in the URL below:

Update from Windows 8.1 Preview toWindows 8.1



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  • Alias ID: SF13-T0139
  • Document ID: HT079828
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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