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Downloading Windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Downloading Windows 8.1


    I tried to download and create boot-able media for Windows 8.1 much like I did for Windows 8 a number of times in different environments but got the following every time!:
    Attachment 36699
    Attachment 36700
    Attachment 36701
    Anyone explain that?!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Use a Retail Key.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Use a Retail Key.
    Tried, didn't work.
    What puzzles me is: "Your key checks out"/"We can't connect right now" ???
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  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Use a Retail Key.
    Tried, didn't work.
    What puzzles me is: "Your key checks out"/"We can't connect right now" ???
    Only for Installing from the DVD/USB disk.

    Note   Note
    Note that although you may previously purchase a legit Windows 8 product key, the product key is unlikely able to be used to install or upgrade to Windows 8.1. Hence you will need the following product key to initiate the install or upgrade:



    Windows 8 (core): 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT


    Windows 8 PRO: XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB



    The keys above will let you install 8.1, but that's all it does. After installation is complete, you will still have to activate with your own Windows 8 key.
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