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Windows 8 Pro install cannot update

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows 8 Pro install cannot update


    Hi everyone, I am new to these forums and new to Windows 8 and need some help.

    I purchased a Windows 8 Pro licence through a classified advert on another forum in Sept 2013 and now since Windows XP is no longer supported I decided to update my OS. I thought I got a good deal on the licence and when I went to try download an official Windows 8 file I couldn't. I contacted Microsoft who informed me my licence is a valid Windows 8 Pro VL licence. They were unable to provide me with a physical ISO to download from and told me to ask the person I purchased it from... who of course has since disappeared.

    So I downloaded the Windows 8 Pro x64 ISO from MSDN, installed great, product activated perfectly, my old pc is running and booting fast and I actually like it. However when I try to update the scroll bar just constantly scrolls left to right and the progress bar shown at 0%.

    I have googled, and deleted the folder called the DOWNLOAD folder in SoftwareDistribution following advice online, however this still does not fix the problem. Occassionally I have got the files to download after the 0% progress says different, and when it comes to install these update files, nothing happens.

    Please can anyone help? Is it because I downloaded a dodgy OS version from MSDN? it is the 915417.iso that I used.

    Also can I update to Windows 8.1? When I installed the first few times I tried to update through the Windows Store. it said I require updates. Some files might have updated, I did a "shut down and update" option once and since that the option of installing Windows 8.1 has disappeared.

    I hope this makes sense? Any advice appreciated.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Hold down your Windows Key and press Pause (Break).
    What version of windows appears? If it says 8.1 then it is installed.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 Pro


    It says Windows 8 Pro.

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  4. #4


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You can get the update from the Windows Store. See this tutorial how to proceed.

    Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro


    I solved it! the easy way. With cold hard cash

    Had to buy a new 8.1 Licence in the end.
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