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How to buy Windows 8.1 when already on Windows 8.1?

  1. #1


    United Kingdom
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    Windows 8 Pro

    How to buy Windows 8.1 when already on Windows 8.1?


    Hi Guys

    I live in the UK and already have Windows 8.1. I want to buy another copy of Windows 8.1 for my Mum's PC. How can I do this from my computer?

    When I navigate to buy Windows 8.1, I don't get an option to buy! All I get is "Thanks for running Windows 8.1" I have made a short screencast showing this.

    It is sooo frustrating I would greatly appreciate any help with this.

    Thank You.

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Can you use her computer to download 8.1 free from the Store ?
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  3. #3


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro


    No, she doesn't have an OS on there
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Ciwan View Post
    No, she doesn't have an OS on there
    There are others here that can help.
    They might direct you to put an ISO of 8.1 on a usb & do it that way.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    you should be able to buy it from the Microsoft store online,or go to a local Computer electronics retail outlet .
    Buy Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Store
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  7. #7


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Wait until 8.1 Update 1 comes out in April. It will be free through Windows/Microsoft Update. You will also be able to download the IT/Tech download and put on a USB Pendrive, so you can then update her computer..
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  8. #8


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Wait until 8.1 Update 1 comes out in April. It will be free through Windows/Microsoft Update. You will also be able to download the IT/Tech download and put on a USB Pendrive, so you can then update her computer..
    read OP's other post ,there is no version windows on the computer so there will be not free update to had
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  9. #9


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Wait until 8.1 Update 1 comes out in April. It will be free through Windows/Microsoft Update. You will also be able to download the IT/Tech download and put on a USB Pendrive, so you can then update her computer..
    read OP's other post ,there is no version windows on the computer so there will be not free update to had
    I see nothing in the first post about no OS on the computer. Unless there is something I am missing here, I am only seeing that the OP is trying to figure a way to purchase 8.1.

    Which tells me that the already have 8 on the computer. Nothing stated about the computer having a blank hard drive.

    Now Post #3 states it, which should have been stated in post #1. Their only choice is to purchase an OS at this point then. Or get 8.1 Update 1 when it comes out. The other option is to install Xubuntu on it, and forget about Windows, which is probably going to be the best option for his mum.
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  10. #10


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


    I want to buy another copy of Windows 8.1 for my Mum's PC.
    Here you go.
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