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Old 04-21-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Right now, I've found an upgrade option in the store from windows 8 to 8.1.
It says downloaded package will be 3.5 GB, but no information about where it is being saved in hard drive.

My question is where it is being saved in case I need it later on to avoid re-download it once again.
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It saves all over the hard drive. It installs many different new updates to Windows.

There is not a single 3.5GB file that sits on the drive.
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Do you have a folder on your C: drive called ESD? The Windows 8.1 installation files end up there once the upgrade is done ..or they did when I did it. Before that, I believe the download does into the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution directory and the upgrade is installed from there.
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