The Windows 8.1 upgrade download is slow as…..

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..


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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  • Ray C

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

    • Onuora Amobi

      Its done now..


  • The_Norseman

    Or do it in the wee hours….

  • Robert Christopher Hayes

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

  • Leonardo Jr Flojo

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

  • colphoenix

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

  • Ben Symington

    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.