How to download Windows 8.1 Update manually

Windows 8.1 update

Although Windows 8.1 Update isn’t a major update, it really feels like it as Microsoft is adding a bunch of new tweaks and improvements. However users still heavily attach to the keyboard and mouse (like me) are the ones who will actually see the difference with the new update.

The update is finally ready for download and you can either wait until Windows Update downloads and installs the new files for you automatically, or you can download and install Windows 8.1 Update yourself.

Windows 8.1 Update one package installer

The three direct download links below correspond to a single installer package for 64-bit, 32-bit, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Once updating your PC, you can then copy the update to a USB drive and update your friend’s and family’s computers too.

Windows 8.1 Update .msu files installation

If you prefer you can download the .msu files and install the update one-by-one. The direct download links are listed below for every platform.

Windows 8.1 Update x64 download links:

Windows 8.1 Update x86 download links:

Windows 8.1 Update ARM download links:

Need help installing the .msu files? Here are the instructions.

If you want to know more about this new update, check my previous write-up detailing the facts about the new update.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].