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Windows 8.1 Free Update on Disc for Windows 8 Users?

  1. #11

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 5,565
    Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit

    Yeah, there isn't a lot of info, its 8.1 but which one RTM or GA? If it was the RTM I'd expect it to be available now. There was something mentioned in another thread about Microsoft actually making ISO's available. Microsoft Expected to Release Windows 8.1 ISOs This Month later this month? If Newegg is waiting on that release I'd expect the DVD's to be the GA release. Either way its 8.1 that you can clean install with. I would imagine its actually 2 DVD's, 1 32 bit and 1 64 bit.
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  2. #12

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 769
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    The product (Windows 8.1 Back-up Media - (Media Only)) on the Newegg site is WN7-00542. There is no further information from Newegg nor Microsoft as yet available.

    I guess if we wish to find out we should pester these two fine organizations with requests for detailed specification about the product.

    Important features would be does this support both 64- and 32-bit versions and Core, Pro and WMC installations?

    If we only have Windows 8 product license Keys, will the back-up work?

    Will the back-up work on OEM installations with embedded keys and secure boot without user entry of keys.

    Will the back-up work on a new replacement hard disk if the old one has failed?
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  3. #13

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 5,565
    Windows 8.1 Pro + MC 64 Bit

    Hopefully its Retail Windows 8.1 install media. I would think that's what most people would want. A 32 bit DVD and a 64 bit DVD, that is multi edition. Able to install Core or Pro with the option to add Media Center to Pro.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 02 Nov 2013 at 10:56.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    I second that, Alphanumeric, that would be the sensible option. Am I allowed to put the words "sensible" and "Microsoft" in the same sentence on this Forum without getting "reported"? I will check back later as we draw closer to the release date (15/11/2013).
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