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

  1. #11


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    It looks like its starting to show up on TechNet. I see some Enterprise and Pro VL dated 10/17/2013. Everything except the one I actually want though?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 64-bit


    Anyone with Windows 8.1 Pro Preview seeing it yet? I don't in my Store as of now.
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  3. #13


    If you're not seeing it in the store, you may have to reset it. Close the store, run wsreset.exe and try reopening the store.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Attachment 29398


    Here in the UK.
    theog, you have 17 other updates to tend to.
    Using a clean install of Windows 8 with NO update installed.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Eglo Romant View Post
    Anyone with Windows 8.1 Pro Preview seeing it yet? I don't in my Store as of now.
    Did you do an official upgrade to 8.1 PRO or did you just do a clean install from the ISO with the common key that was provided to all for testing? I'm wondering if one used the latter if they will ever get a prompt to upgrade because the inherent 8.0 install can't be validated. Also, since that unauthenticated Preview version is good until Jan 2014, that may come into play as well.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Using a clean install of Windows 8 with NO update installed.
    I figured so. Just funning with you. I assume you have multiple test machines. Sometimes I wonder how you keep up with them!

    I commend you on being one of the "King of installs" here. :thumbup:
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Attachment 29398


    Here in the UK.
    Do read jimbo tips:

    Tip when installing Windows 8.1 Pro from ISO

    Download & Install in about 1 hour.
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    If you're not seeing it in the store, you may have to reset it. Close the store, run wsreset.exe and try reopening the store.
    Did this, but no dice.


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eglo Romant View Post
    Anyone with Windows 8.1 Pro Preview seeing it yet? I don't in my Store as of now.


    Did you do an official upgrade to 8.1 PRO or did you just do a clean install from the ISO with the common key that was provided to all for testing? I'm wondering if one used the latter if they will ever get a prompt to upgrade because the inherent 8.0 install can't be validated. Also, since that unauthenticated Preview version is good until Jan 2014, that may come into play as well.
    This is a direct upgrade from a Windows 8 Pro install with a validated key. i.e. if I factory reset it, it would go back to Windows 8.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eglo Romant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    If you're not seeing it in the store, you may have to reset it. Close the store, run wsreset.exe and try reopening the store.
    Did this, but no dice.


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Eglo Romant View Post
    Anyone with Windows 8.1 Pro Preview seeing it yet? I don't in my Store as of now.


    Did you do an official upgrade to 8.1 PRO or did you just do a clean install from the ISO with the common key that was provided to all for testing? I'm wondering if one used the latter if they will ever get a prompt to upgrade because the inherent 8.0 install can't be validated. Also, since that unauthenticated Preview version is good until Jan 2014, that may come into play as well.
    This is a direct upgrade from a Windows 8 Pro install with a validated key. i.e. if I factory reset it, it would go back to Windows 8.
    Windows 8.1 Pro Preview is not updateable. Reinstall Windows 8 than update.
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    Check for updates take about 25 mins to run.
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