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Is it possible to use Windows 8 key for Windows 8.1?

  1. #11


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Yea, capped split hours 25GB total allowance on satellite internet right here in the good ole USA. No WISP, no 4G, no cable, no fiber. We really aren't much better for rural people here than gokulnc is saying he has.

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  2. #12


    Chennai, India
    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thank you guys for your reply, but I still don't have the answer for my question.

    " Is it possible to use Windows 8 key for Windows 8.1?"

    If yes, please describe the tweak or whatever.
    Thanks again.
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  3. #13


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gokulnc View Post
    Thank you guys for your reply, but I still don't have the answer for my question.

    " Is it possible to use Windows 8 key for Windows 8.1?"

    If yes, please describe the tweak or whatever.
    Thanks again.
    You simply download it from the Store. It is a free upgrade and the 8 key will work. No ISO needed. You can download the ISO as described here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  4. #14


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


    Just a thought, is it possible that the ISO file is a compressed file? That would explain the discrepancy of the two sizes.
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  5. #15


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


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    at $212.00 cdn a month for cable tv,(with a pvr )internet and home phone, i know iam not getting what i pay for ,lol
    First off--- I cut my cable bill to bare bones.
    It was $160/month with internet.
    Now it is $50.
    I quit watching TV.
    Nothing on it but crap anyway mostly.

    To the issue---

    Just go the store & get the upgrade.
    Free.
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  6. #16


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gokulnc View Post
    Thank you guys for your reply, but I still don't have the answer for my question.

    " Is it possible to use Windows 8 key for Windows 8.1?"

    If yes, please describe the tweak or whatever.
    Thanks again.
    To do what, install activate or download? Look at post no 3 in this thread.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    the 1.5 gig iso download is only the April update to win8.1,its not the win8 update to win8.1 ,confused !!!
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  8. #18


    I wish we could save the ISO file to enable us to have a form of backup for 8.1 which we do not have.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I wish we could save the ISO file to enable us to have a form of backup for 8.1 which we do not have.
    yup ,I agree you/we should ,as a mvp I have the iso of win8 and 8.1with the update ,USA and English-United Kingdom versions ,but really don't need it ,but it will come in handy one day iam sure ,I do a bit of computer repair on the side so iam sure someone will need it from me
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You can.

    If you download from the store:

    when it shows 100% and it asks to restart, close the window and show hidden files and you should find C:\$Windows.~BT\sources\install.esd

    Copy that somewhere safe before restarting.




    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I wish we could save the ISO file
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