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Windows Surface RT upgrade to Windows 8.1

Having seen the comments regarding the removal of the RT upgrade to Windows 8.1 from the Windows app store I was surprised to see it had re-appeared last night. 

Late this morning I started the upgrade. Its a 2GB+ download so make sure your Surface is plugged into the mains!

The download wasn’t a speedy affair but it progressed and immediately cut into the upgrade.  Everything seemed to go well – usual questions regarding accepting T&Cs and configuration. Express seems to work OK.

The usual Windows.old is left behind (2GB+) so used Disk Cleanup to delete that through the Clean up System Files button and selecting to remove previous windows installations -  see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/how-remove-windows-old-folder

The apps that I had installed appear to be preserved and at the moment everything looks good. A painless upgrade for me. Hopefully the earlier reported issues are all resolved.

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