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Windows 8.1 aka blue update faillure

  1. #1


    Posts : 87
    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP

    Windows 8.1 aka blue update faillure


    Hi everyone,

    I tried to update the latest windows 8.1. I got the installation package but when it started saying looking for updates on this computer it said that it was not applicatable on this computer..

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    How can I install it?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    download the windows 8.1 ISO (if you dont already have it), extract the files, using winrar, or 7zip. Once the files are extracted,run the setup.exe file and follow the prompts.

    Download Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
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  3. #3


    Posts : 87
    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP


    Thanks for your quick reply,
    The problem is when I install it like that I cannot turn back to windows 8.0..
    This is no problem because I like the new version better but I don't know if its limited.
    Does anyone know if its a limited preview or limited for use?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sebas,

    Windows 8.1 Preview is full use beta that expires on January 15th 2014. You will be able to either clean install to Windows 8.1 final (RTM) when released OR upgrade from Windows 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 final (RTM), but you will only be able to "Keep your files" and not any apps or settings.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Jul 2013 at 10:57. Reason: typo
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  5. #5


    Posts : 87
    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP


    Okay Thank you very much,
    They say the official full version of 8.1 releases at autumn
    When it releases can I switch to the full version for free?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 87
    Win 8.1, Win 8, Win 7, Win Vista, Win XP


    O im sorry, you already said that.
    Fine, then I get the upgrade. Cant wait
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by SebasSmits View Post
    O im sorry, you already said that.
    Fine, then I get the upgrade. Cant wait
    Hi,
    Try it on a separate partition and avoid upgrading your current stable version 8.
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  8. #8


    Keep you current installation. Dual-boot is the way to go! VMs are good but I prefer bare metal.
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