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windows 8.1 download... what is it?

  1. #11

    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    thank you...

    i have virtualbox but i've never used it...
    i've heard of vmware
    is it easier, better?

    i might give both of them a try
    after i see how the install goes..

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  2. #12

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    That download will read and use embedded OEM keys, verified it myself. You just have to match the version that was installed by the OEM. If you install 8.1 Pro and your laptop came with just 8.1 (the core version) you'll get asked to enter a product code. And vise versa, install Core when it came with Pro and you'll get prompted for a key. That download will also read and use Windows 8.0 keys and let you install the matching 8.1 version.

    It's Option One here, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
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  3. #13

    Posts : 41
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You just have to match the version that was installed by the OEM.
    that's what i did...

    when i was there i felt it
    but the microsoft site was so unclear
    i came here...

    if i didn't click on the what next link
    after it burnt to dvd
    which told me the opposite...
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