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Update to Windows 8.1 or not?

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    No, not at all. I had no problem upgrading my 8 - a while ago. It could be that you are missing some prerequisite updates. Run the update scan once (check for updates) and see whether it finds something.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    No, not at all. I had no problem upgrading my 8 - a while ago. It could be that you are missing some prerequisite updates. Run the update scan once (check for updates) and see whether it finds something.
    I got all the updates. it doesn't find more updates. I'm downloading Windows 8.1 enterprise ISO now from microsoft. I hope I can upgrade from that ISO without losing my files.
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Don't do it. That is no good. You have no activation key for Enterprise. And if you install it, you lose all your stuff and then you'll get stuck.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Don't do it. That is no good. You have no activation key for Enterprise. And if you install it, you lose all your stuff and then you'll get stuck.

    ahh.. ok I guess I'll have to wait a little bit longer then.
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  5. #15


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    The Enterprise trial times-out after 90 days, but can be re-armed once, giving a further 90 days (at least the Win 8 Enterprise trial could). It cannot be re-armed a second time.

    Then you have no choice but to do a clean install as it cannot be upgraded.


    Wenda.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    The Enterprise trial times-out after 90 days, but can be re-armed once, giving a further 90 days (at least the Win 8 Enterprise trial could). It cannot be re-armed a second time.

    Then you have no choice but to do a clean install as it cannot be upgraded.


    Wenda.

    But I'm sure they will bring out a 8.1 update for Windows 8 pro right?
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  7. #17


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    The update is out. It has worked for millions of people. We have to find what your problem is - but not tonight. It is after midnight.

    And don't mess with Enterprise. It will gutt all your files. And if you really want to play with it, make an image of your current system to an external disk so that you can backpaddle.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The update is out. It has worked for millions of people. We have to find what your problem is - but not tonight. It is after midnight.

    And don't mess with Enterprise. It will gutt all your files. And if you really want to play with it, make an image of your current system to an external disk so that you can backpaddle.
    I've installed every update that was available in Windows Update but alright. I'll reply once more tonight on this thread then. Thanks for your help.
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  9. #19


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Vision, I've just gone and installed a copy of Windows 8 Pro in an effort to provide some help, and the 8.1 update not only shows up in the Store, it's the first thing I see. Can't possibly miss it.

    So, it should be showing up in yours. No idea why it isn't.

    See below.


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  10. #20


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Vision, I've just gone and installed a copy of Windows 8 Pro in an effort to provide some help, and the 8.1 update not only shows up in the Store, it's the first thing I see. Can't possibly miss it.

    So, it should be showing up in yours. No idea why it isn't.

    See below.


    Wenda.Click image for larger version
    Hi there
    Tried also (via a VM) -- installed W8 PRO from scratch -- then updated to W8.1 -- worked fine

    If all else fails re-install Windows and then do the update. (Backup any USER data first BTW).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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