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To Microsoft: 8.1 ISO wanted no account via the store

  1. #21


    USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post

    just say the word ,when they come out , and im sure you will find one ,hint, hint,lol
    Don't know what the future holds but this is the sort of thing that promotes piracy.

    And no, I don't condone or support piracy, and have said so many times. I'm just pointing out that if there isn't general access to ISO's, people will be doing whatever they can to get one. And this place will be lit up with "illegal" posts asking for such files.

    Bottom line is I see no reason to not offer an ISO. But... as I said, we don't know what the future is. Hopefully it includes ISO's.
    reread it ,not one serious work in my post !
    ???? confused

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  2. #22


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Tablet OS?


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    The other issue - Which is WAY more important than the legal or Ill aspects of any ISO images, is that in order for me to repair an OS I MUST HAVE the IOS image of that exact version of Windows.

    MS not giving us what we need? Then we'll obtain it some other way, until they change this idiocy it will keep getting worse.
    Maybe it is a further indication that W8.1 is actually a tablet OS.

    Perhaps you're not supposed to repair machines with W8.1 on them.
    When they fail, you simply throw them away and buy a new one.
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  3. #23


    Not sure what's M$' beef with making ISO's available really.. was DigitalRiver that bad?

    An M$ forum's Mod's response:
    as long as you own a genuine license, which you probably should have already, then you are free to download it. The way I see it, the license takes precedence over the medium. If you bought Windows 7 retail, then it will already be accompanied with install media, if you bought it from the Microsoft Store for instance, you have the option of downloading it anytime you want or have discs shipped to you or if its a box license,
    ... the problem is will we have the ISO hashes available to be sure those leaked one's floating around are genuine?...this is a totally unnecessary irritation I must agree.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post

    Don't know what the future holds but this is the sort of thing that promotes piracy.

    And no, I don't condone or support piracy, and have said so many times. I'm just pointing out that if there isn't general access to ISO's, people will be doing whatever they can to get one. And this place will be lit up with "illegal" posts asking for such files.

    Bottom line is I see no reason to not offer an ISO. But... as I said, we don't know what the future is. Hopefully it includes ISO's.
    reread it ,not one serious work in my post !
    ???? confused
    then ill say nothing more ,we don't need everyone confuse ,lol
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  5. #25


    Seems like an ISO will be available to Technet/MSDN on 18th October...

    While our partners are preparing these exciting new devices we will continue to work closely with them as we put the finishing touches on Windows 8.1 to ensure a quality experience at general availability on October 18th. This is the date when Windows 8.1 will be broadly available for commercial customers with or without volume licensing agreements, our broad partner ecosystem, subscribers to MSDN and TechNet, as well as consumers.
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  6. #26


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Not sure what's M$' beef with making ISO's available really.. was DigitalRiver that bad?

    An M$ forum's Mod's response:
    as long as you own a genuine license, which you probably should have already, then you are free to download it. The way I see it, the license takes precedence over the medium. If you bought Windows 7 retail, then it will already be accompanied with install media, if you bought it from the Microsoft Store for instance, you have the option of downloading it anytime you want or have discs shipped to you or if its a box license,
    ... the problem is will we have the ISO hashes available to be sure those leaked one's floating around are genuine?...this is a totally unnecessary irritation I must agree.
    You can view the hash codes on TechNet and MSDN without having a subscription. You won't get prompted for your login ID until you click a download button. at least that's the way it was. Once 8.1 ISO's show up on TechNet or MSDN the hash codes will show up in the wild and ISO's will start showing up on bit torrent etc. The trick then becomes finding the ones with no "bonus extra's" added.

    A fair number of people don't want pirated versions, they just want the install media the OEM wouldn't include with their PC. That and they don't want the recovery media loaded with bloat ware. Most OEM's aren't in a big hurry to let you skip the bloat ware so often times you won't get what you want from them. Even when you can there is often a fee attached. It's no surprise then when people start looking online for ISO's. Being able to get the real deal somewhere would be a good deal for a lot of people. The ISO's are going to get out there anyway so I don't see the logic in Microsoft being stingy with them.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 27 Aug 2013 at 09:56.
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  7. #27


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Seems like an ISO will be available to Technet/MSDN on 18th October...

    While our partners are preparing these exciting new devices we will continue to work closely with them as we put the finishing touches on Windows 8.1 to ensure a quality experience at general availability on October 18th. This is the date when Windows 8.1 will be broadly available for commercial customers with or without volume licensing agreements, our broad partner ecosystem, subscribers to MSDN and TechNet, as well as consumers.
    Source
    I didn't see the word ISO mentioned any where, but that doesn't mean it won't be available on TechNet/MSDN. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't. As far as the "as well as consumers" part goes, its anybody's guess what they get? They could offer up an executable (from windows 8) upgrade only version at first. There is so much speculation now that its hard to tell what's fact and what's fiction. Microsoft being so vague doesn't help.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    I didn't see the word ISO mentioned any where, but that doesn't mean it won't be available on TechNet/MSDN. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't. As far as the "as well as consumers" part goes, its anybody's guess what they get? They could offer up an executable (from windows 8) upgrade only version at first. There is so much speculation now that its hard to tell what's fact and what's fiction. Microsoft being so vague doesn't help.
    Yes, I'm assuming an ISO.. like in the past...the rest of consumers will probably have to go through the store.

    BTW checked a leaked Enterprise 9600 build... all Retail and OEM keys from windows 8 are accepted by that versions' pkeyconfig.xrm-ms - thus again I assume 'old' keys should be good on new installations of 8.1.
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  9. #29


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    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A fair number of people don't want pirated versions, they just want the install media the OEM wouldn't include with their PC. That and they don't want the recovery media loaded with bloat ware. Most OEM's aren't in a big hurry to let you skip the bloat ware so often times you won't get what you want from them. Even when you can there is often a fee attached. It's no surprise then when people start looking online for ISO's. Being able to get the real deal somewhere would be a good deal for a lot of people. The ISO's are going to get out there anyway so I don't see the logic in Microsoft being stingy with them.
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    There is so much speculation now that its hard to tell what's fact and what's fiction. Microsoft being so vague doesn't help.
    Exactly

    +1
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  10. #30


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    as long as you own a genuine license, which you probably should have already, then you are free to download it. The way I see it, the license takes precedence over the medium. If you bought Windows 7 retail, then it will already be accompanied with install media, if you bought it from the Microsoft Store for instance, you have the option of downloading it anytime you want or have discs shipped to you or if its a box license,
    CACK! That's pure CACK!

    The MEDIUM is always the MOST IMPORTANT THING. Licences can be used then lost then re-bought, MEDIUM is ALWAYS needed, not to mention is required for certain kinds of errors.

    Where was that idiotic post from anyway, I wanna go ram my foot up that guys A-Hole!
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