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Unable to Download Win 8 Media via Upgrade Key

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 x64

    Unable to Download Win 8 Media via Upgrade Key


    Scenario:
    Seeking to implement Clean Win 8 install on new SSD Drive, have Win 8 (Purchased) Upgrade License key and receive the following error when attemtpting to Dowload Media for installation via USB via the Windows 8 setup utility .


    Click image for larger version[The Product Key that you entered is an upgrade key and can't be used to install Windows 8]

    Can anyone point to a solution/workaround or is the only solution to firstly install Win 7 and then upgrade ?

    Very Much Appreciated : )

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Your spec's read Windows 8 x64, to upgrade Windows 8, you need to Pro Pack, not Pro upgrade.

    To upgrade Windows 8 core, you need to use the Pro Pack.

    To upgrade to Pro Pack
    No install files needed.
    Only the Upgrade key is need.

    Add Features to Windows 8
    or
    use the Windows 8 Pro OEM full version.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rabbitok, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    See if the tutorial below may be able to help. For Windows 8, be sure that you are using a Windows 8 product key, and not a Windows 8 Pro pack or Media Center key.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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