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The Windows 8.1 upgrade download is slow today. It starts out and has taken me almost 2 hours to download and I have a really fast connection.

So you start out in the Windows Store and see the screen below..

Upgrading Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

Then you click to update for free..


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Then you start downloading


And there you have it folks…

Still downloading.

It seems like there are a lot of people downloading this right now (to state the obvious)…

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In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  1. Well instead of doing a download of a couple hours just wait a couple hours and try again

  2. Or do it in the wee hours….

  3. Robert Christopher Hayes / October 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm /Reply

    My entire download/install process took about 2.5 hours. Maybe about half of that was the download.

  4. Leonardo Jr Flojo / October 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm /Reply

    I think instead of downloading right now I’ll wait the ISO image tomorrow

  5. DUH! how many people is trying to download at the same time?

  6. Or…, come over to Africa and live with the fact that it will be a slow download by default. Really guys, perhaps commenting on the actual product would be better, yes its slow but we all cant have everything now can we.

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