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How to manually trigger the Windows 8.1 download from the Windows Store

Still having issues with the upgrade to Windows 8.1? Then you can try the following. Here is a simple, but effective trick which allows you to trigger the Windows 8.1 download from the Windows Store in Windows 8!

    1. Open the Run dialog by pressing Win+R keys on the keyboard.
    2. Erase any command in the Run dialog by pressing backspace and type or copy-paste the following into the Run dialog:
      ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade

File Explorer
Press the Enter key on the keyboard.
Voila! The Windows 8 Store will appear on the screen with the download link inside!
Windows Store
This trick works even if your account is a local account and you are not signed in into the Windows Store!

Credits: Villain@Winmatrix

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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