I have a MSDN Subscription and have installed Windows 8 Professional using my Volume License version of Windows 8.

The Windows 8.1 update does not show up in Windows Store. This is a known problem.

What is the appropriate, easiest way to upgrade this installation to Windows 8.1?

  • You get it from MSDN by clicking on Subscriber Downloads, of course. – Michael Hampton Oct 20 '13 at 16:03
  • @MichaelHampton Sure, the ISO images are there. Am I supposed to boot from one of those? I don't want to reinstall from scratch, I want an upgrade. – Klas Mellbourn Oct 20 '13 at 16:13
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    Mount it and run the setup.exe, I'd imagine. – user115145 Oct 20 '13 at 16:26

Volume License versions of Windows 8 are not able to be updated by using the Store. You must download the VL version of Windows 8.1, and can fully automate the process by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation files. This will perform an “In-place update”. This is explained further in the Springboard Series Blog’s latest post.

Hope this helps,

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