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    How to Upgrade from Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, or XP to Windows 8 or 8.1


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Those three are the GA rollups. Install them and 8.1rtm becomes 8.1 GA.

    I did it a few days ago. You will notice the build number changes. There is also a weird bar thing at the bottom of the children's IE version.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    I found something in the Windows Update screen on the desktop. A 230 MB update and a couple of others. I already have Windows 8.1 Pro RTM installed tho, so what exactly IS this? Well, an update will tell me, heh.

    Nah, just an update. restarts at 30%. Why is it always 30%?
    Thanks SIW. I had to look up GA..

    GA means General Availability, the Windows 8.1 version that is going out today. This is different than the RTM that I loaded from Technet.

    Here are the differences, mostly subtle:

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/ga-rollup-provides-updates-windows-81-rtm

    http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...rade-step-step
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Simon,

    I don't think the ISO option will be available until tomorrow (18th), and for when using the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.
    Shawn, the link just loads in a 4.8 MB program that brings you to the regular Windows 8.1 update menu. any other places to find a Windows 8.1 .iso? The Technet ones require a separate Serial number from Windows 8 to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Simon,

    I don't think the ISO option will be available until tomorrow (18th), and for when using the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.
    Shawn, the link just loads in a 4.8 MB program that brings you to the regular Windows 8.1 update menu. any other places to find a Windows 8.1 .iso? The Technet ones require a separate Serial number from Windows 8 to run.
    Hello John,

    Currently the only way to get a Windows 8.1 ISO is if your purchased Windows 8.1 using the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant or from an online retail outlet (ex: Microsoft Store).

    Afterwards, you'll be able to use the method in the tutorial below with your Windows 8.1 product key to get a Windows 8.1 ISO file anytime you like.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    Hope this helps.
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    Drats. I too figured that the only way to get a Windows 8.1 ISO was to purchase a standalone copy of Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 Pro. So far, I have not seen a alternative method on the web on how to build your own Windows 8.1 ISO that will allow you to use a Windows 8 license. The only method then is to do a clean install of Windows 8 with an ISO or USB stick and update to 8.1.
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    good job
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    My method to get a 100% official 8.1 iso was to just download it via BitTorrent thru a magnet link on the My Digital Life forums (another famous tech site). They also provide the hash sums for the images, so it was easy to compare those with the hashes available on MS's websites (to make sure it wasnt tampered with). Then I just installed with the publically available install-only key after I realized it wouldnt take my 8 key, and later activated via MS phone support. I'd say that's just about the easiest way to go about doing it.
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    In the Note portion of this tutorial, the following is stated:

    "If you choose to start your PC from removable media that you created when you downloaded the Windows 8 upgrade files, you won’t be able to keep your apps, Windows settings, or personal files when you upgrade."

    Does the same thing happen with Windows 8.1, too?

    I have this question because the step 5 (with a screen capture) in this article from another site:
    How to Upgrade From Windows 7 to Windows 8.1

    instructs:

    "5. Select 'Keep personal files only' and click Next. This will allow Windows 8.1 to retain your data files from the Desktop and from your Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos libraries."
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    Hello drkh,

    The quote from the note box in the tutorial here just means that you will not have all the options available at that step 5.

    The note box at the top will help show you what will be available to select at that step.
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Mar 2014 at 06:11 PM. Reason: typo
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    I see. Thank you.

    I'll be cautious when I do my upgrade from Win7 to Windows 8.1.
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    You're welcome. I would definitely back up anything that you don't want to lose first to be safe.
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