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Just noticed this after installing 8.1

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    Just noticed this after installing 8.1


    Hello! I've got a question about windows 8.1, so I thought I would post it here. Yesterday I realized that my computer doesn't seem to know which edition of Windows its using. It's activated and seems to be working fine otherwise. Is this normal?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How did you upgrade to Windows 8.1 Preview?
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you acquired trhe install disk or upgrade from some non-microsoft source, it may have been altered. You get it from the Store?
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Never seen this one so far but after upgrading I've seen some weird things as well.
    I never trust upgrades completely.

    Try some programs out, see how it goes.
    If everything works normally then you have nothing to worry about.
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    No, I definitely downloaded it directly from the store (not the iso file). The only changes I made to the software were from a tutorial on getting rid of the watermark that comes with 8.1. It was from here:

    How to Remove Windows 8.1 Preview Watermark | MyTechBlog

    Maybe that caused it?
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    If you upgrade from the store on a ACTIVATED Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, there is no Watermark.

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    I can't find 8.1 preview in the store.
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    Here's the link I used to the non ISO download. I should have just downloaded it and burned it onto a disk, but I was thinking the msu file would be quicker.

    Download Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows

    And theog, you might be right, but mine was activated AND I got a watermark. I think I'm going to do a system restore to try and put it back to when this first happened. I'll see about getting a screen shot too of the activated watermark Windows 8.1.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    If you upgrade from the store on a ACTIVATED Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, there is no Watermark.

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    Then you are running OEM version: key is also kept to 8.1 preview.

    Without OEM version but you still have valid key provided, a watermark can appear even after activation.

    Also using OEM version here but what I remember is that the first updates of 8.1 removed the watermark.
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