I currently run Windows Vista or XP on my computer. Can I upgrade to Windows 8.1?

Windows Vista, Windows XP, and other earlier versions of Windows cannot be upgraded to Windows 8.1

Windows Vista/XP users must first order and install the full version of Windows 8, then visit for your free upgrade to Windows 8.1.

Note You will lose all Windows settings, apps and personal files during the installation of Windows 8. Be sure that your computer meets all necessary system requirements.

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