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Surface RT - clean install of Windows 8.1 update 1

  1. #1


    Norway
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    Windows 8.1 PRO 64bit

    Surface RT - clean install of Windows 8.1 update 1


    Hi,

    Is it possible to get hold of an ISO or something similar to get a fresh/clean install of Windows 8.1 update 1 on my Surface RT? Via USB i.e.

    Thanks!

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  2. #2


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Not legally as far as I know, unless you have a Technet or MSDN subscription. I have seen Updated ISO's available but I wouldn't touch them with a 50 foot pole as I don't trust anything that could of potentially been compromised.
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  3. #3


    Norway
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 PRO 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Not legally as far as I know, unless you have a Technet or MSDN subscription. I have seen Updated ISO's available but I wouldn't touch them with a 50 foot pole as I don't trust anything that could of potentially been compromised.
    Agree, but would be nice to have something. As my RT has started to act a bit strange lately. But thanks for the reply anyway.
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  4. #4


    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kaieivindm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Not legally as far as I know, unless you have a Technet or MSDN subscription. I have seen Updated ISO's available but I wouldn't touch them with a 50 foot pole as I don't trust anything that could of potentially been compromised.
    Agree, but would be nice to have something. As my RT has started to act a bit strange lately. But thanks for the reply anyway.
    I agree it would be great, I have a pretty good internet connection and my PC isn't bad so updating isn't hard but having said that It's so much easyier doing it all at once, especially when down the track.
    After having windows 7 for so long, in the last 6 months of reinstalling, updates took hours there were so many.

    I did read somewhere a mention that there may be something available after April 30th, can't remember where, may of been in here from Brink?
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  5. #5


    Norway
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 PRO 64bit


    Hopefully it will be around that time. Would been great to test it and see if I could get this to run properly again.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by kaieivindm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    Not legally as far as I know, unless you have a Technet or MSDN subscription. I have seen Updated ISO's available but I wouldn't touch them with a 50 foot pole as I don't trust anything that could of potentially been compromised.
    Agree, but would be nice to have something. As my RT has started to act a bit strange lately. But thanks for the reply anyway.
    you can do a refresh. it will go back to a clean windows 8.1. then apply the 8.1 update 1.
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  7. #7


    Norway
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    Windows 8.1 PRO 64bit


    Was really to avoid all those updates I wanted this in the first place. Guess it will not be possible to "replace" the inbuilt restore version of Win 8.1?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    considering that update 1 just came out...

    if you want some kind of USB or ISO, you could wait for it.
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    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Its out on technet?
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  10. #10


    Norway
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 PRO 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by wildgoat View Post
    Its out on technet?
    Don't know if it is. Don't have access to dl from technet as I don't have paid services there.
    But probably someone will release an ISO I can put on a USB stick and install a fresh copy from, because after the 8.1 update 1 install, it's constantly freezing up during IE metro use.
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