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Win 8 to 8.1 refresh question

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    Win 8 to 8.1 refresh question


    I upgraded win 8 to 8.1 from the metro store. Do i need to make a new recovery disk or will my previous 8.0 pro cd work? I tried a refresh with my 8.0 cd and got error saying invalid media.

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    Hello Sparhawk,

    Unfortunately, you will need to create a 8.1 recovery disk since it's treated as a different OS.
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    Thanks Brink that was my problem...along with a failing ssd.
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    Oh, the old one two punch.
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