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Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only

  1. #101

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    hi guys,

    i read here that in order to get the update one has to return back to Windows 8.0 which i find ridiculous.

    Am on Windows 8.1 Beta and am not going through the effort.

    But on the MS site it says one can upgrade from Beta to Preview, so which is it.


    I saw that too. They say you can do it but don't tell you how. My guess is you have to do if from an actual ISO/DVD. Then you get prompted to enter a product code. Just a guess though.

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  2. #102

    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    well, prefer a download and install instead of working with an ISO.

    I cannot get the update in the STORE.....i Always get redirected to the Belgian site......

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  3. #103

    Hafnarfjrur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    well, prefer a download and install instead of working with an ISO.

    I cannot get the update in the STORE.....i Always get redirected to the Belgian site......

    Hi there
    Should be available - try going via GOOGLE on W8.1 update and then logging on to US store or UK one - or even AUS.

    I got my download though via TechNet - US site - I prefer an ISO though.

    Try this though first

    Why can't I find the update in the Store? - Microsoft Windows Help

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  4. #104

    Posts : 79
    Windows 8

    I let it update overnight. seemed to have gone smooth. now checking out the new stuff.

    I see it changed my desktop background. probably because i was on the default theme and not something custom.

    Also noticed 2 new items in windows features turned on and not sure what they are: work folders and smb 1.0 support
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  5. #105

    Yep, I'm using the Enterprise version and that particular version will not see the update in the Windows store, so I'll have to download the ISO and try to upgrade using that process. I'll do that this weekend...
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  6. #106

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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64

    "You might need the latest updates from Windows UpdateAlthough the Windows 8.1 update is downloaded and installed from the Store, your PC needs another update, KB 2871389, before Windows 8.1 becomes available to you in the Store.
    If you’re using Windows Update to get automatic updates, KB 2871389 will be downloaded and installed automatically.
    If you’ve turned off automatic updates, or if your PC is so new that automatic updates haven't been downloaded yet, or if you’d rather not wait for Windows Update to do this automatically, you can go to Windows Update and install KB 2871389 manually.
    To install the update you need

    • Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you're using a mouse, pointing to the lower-right corner of the screen and moving the mouse pointer up), tapping or clicking Settings, tapping or clicking Change PC settings, and then tapping or clicking Update and recovery.
    • Tap or click Check now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your PC.
    • If updates are found, tap or click View details.
    • In the list of available updates, select KB 2871389, and any other updates you want to install, and then tap or click Install.


    ok JImbo, did that and after check, get the message that there are new updates, but a sec later that there are none.....and that i am set for AUTOMATIC UPDATES.

    So i am still stuck here.

    Well i have until late january 2014.....

    but thanks

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  7. #107

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It didn't give me the option to create iso. Might be iso files will not be available for the upgrade. TechNet and MSDN have the Enterprise and VL.

    If it doesn't appear for regular folk, the 8.1 rtm plus the 3 G.A. rollup updates are the same thing.

    Or, if you are quick you can grab the installation files downloaded fromm the store before they disappear, they look like this:

    Attachment 29449

    Inside the $windows~bt directory are these fellas

    Attachment 29450

    Can make an iso from that easily. EDIT - not so easily after all. Even if you manage that - it will only accept 8.1 keys - not 8.0 keys. You might be able to put the install.esd in the sources folder of 8.1RTM iso. Haven't tried it yet. Not something the average user will want to endure.
    Thanks for letting me know *after* they disappeared.
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  8. #108

    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    I've just installed 8.1 Pro Final over 8.1 Pro Preview (using the Store).

    Seems to work fairly smoothly.
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  9. #109

    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    if only i could copy your files......

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  10. #110

    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    apparently my mails yesterday to MS - US pulled a trigger. Today i can do what everybody else could, but:

    - strange install.....nothing to see in task manager no computer activity what so ever, and when i wanted to post here that once again it is not working a screen pops up to sign in on the MS account. Install finished ok.

    - strange install 2....i am asked to put in the computer password and i put in the MS password. Finally i see my fault, put in the local password and could go on.

    BUT after 2 x restart i am asked again for the MS password, but this is NOT accepted. I give up after 5 or more retrys go to the 2d computer which for the moment stands next to mine. Go to my MS account, and guess what i can put in my password.

    Weird i retry instantly on my own computer.....again, but .....again no result.

    Changed the password on the other pc and put the new in right after that on my pc and yes it works. Very strange here but not normal.

    At least i had not to go back to Windows 8.0, which i was not going to do anyway.

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