Like it or not, there usually are perquisites for success in certain areas of life. Likewise, if you want installation success for Windows 8.1 Update 1 there are some things that you will need to arrange for.

Some things, as in, all official rollups for the RTM version of Windows 8.1.

But you probably knew that already! Since this upcoming version is actually a bona fide upgrade, and not a completely new operating system, it is built on top of certain elements — certain elements that are in the various updates Microsoft has released for Windows 8.1 up until now.

These include Rollup A, Rollup B and the November, December and January rollups.

According to the newest information from AngelWZR, users that want to install Windows 8.1 Update 1 will need to be running a PC or device with all rollups that Redmond has released in the prior months.

Sure, there is a chance that many of you have already deployed these updates and patches, but if for one reason or another you have the Windows Update functionality turned off on your computer, then you might want to turn it on or manually install these updates before going for Windows 8.1 Update 1.

If you need more information about these updates, you can do so at their official links:

Here is the page for Rollup A, Rollup B, November Rollup, December Rollup and January Rollup.

Maybe Microsoft will be in generous mood by the time of release and up an ISO file for those that want to go in with a fresh install. For the time being, though, just make sure you have everything installed and ready to go before April if you want to run Windows 8.1 Update 1.

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