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Create Installation Media for Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    windows 8

    Create Installation Media for Windows 8.1


    I want to create a bootable flash drive after upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1.

    Instructions say you need a Windows 8.1 product key. I downloaded 8.1 from the
    MS Store. Will using my original Windows 8 product key work?

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  2. #2


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


    You can find your OEM & Installed key with this vbs script---

    ShowKey v1.3.vbs

    Try both.
    One ought to work.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by terry67 View Post
    I want to create a bootable flash drive after upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1.

    Instructions say you need a Windows 8.1 product key. I downloaded 8.1 from the
    MS Store. Will using my original Windows 8 product key work?
    Did you save the downloaded media as an iso file?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    See here: How to Create a Recovery USB Flash Drive in Windows 8 and 8.1

    Option Three shows you how to create an ISO using the ESD-ISO tools after you did a store upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1.
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