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If you are upgrading an existing Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 8.1 Update 1 through your MSDN account then you will need to find the following .zip package for x64.


After downloading it you may get frustrated by installing all the MSUs manually from the .zip file as shown below.


You have to install them in a certain order as described in the ReadMe.txt and after each one it prompts you to reboot.

There has to be an easier way:

Create a .bat file and place it in the same folder with all the .msu files with the name “InstallUpdate.bat” and place the following code inside of it:

@ECHO OFF  ECHO: Installing KB2919442  START /WAIT ./Windows8.1-KB2919442-x64.msu    ECHO: Installing KB2919355  START /WAIT ./Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu    ECHO: Installing KB2932046  START /WAIT ./Windows8.1-KB2932046-x64.msu    ECHO: Installing KB2937592  START /WAIT ./Windows8.1-KB2937592-x64.msu    ECHO: Installing KB2938439  START /WAIT ./Windows8.1-KB2938439-x64.msu     ECHO: Installing KB2949621  START /WAIT ./Windows8.1-KB2949621-v2-x64.msu    ECHO: Install complete - press any key to reboot.  Pause  shutdown.exe /r /t 00  exit

After you double click the file the update will start it will prompt  you with each file if you want to update or not. Select “yes” and don’t worry about rebooting after every update. Once this is complete reboot your machine and you will have your system up and running on Windows 8.1 Update 1. 

If everything installed correctly then you will see the following power and search buttons by your login name once restarted.


I hope this helps!