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Updating Retail Windows 8 with 8.1 RTM

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    There is NO DVD media update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Try it and see.
    Since I'm dealing with a live install I'm rather know what to expect rather than experiment. I realize that this may be too new for anybody to actually know the answer but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Try it and see.
    Since I'm dealing with a live install I'm rather know what to expect rather than experiment. I realize that this may be too new for anybody to actually know the answer but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
    If use your new product key, it will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NCguy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Try it and see.
    Since I'm dealing with a live install I'm rather know what to expect rather than experiment. I realize that this may be too new for anybody to actually know the answer but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
    If use your new product key, it will work.
    I do get that. But what I need to know is if its going to ask for the key again since its an upgrade and if I could use the original retail key (if it asks) instead of the new technet key. I need an unexpring key for this install.
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    As far as I heard, upgrade 8.0 to 8.1 doesn't work with install media - but I don't think anyone was using new keys .

    Perhaps it will do the upgrade using a new key. No idea if you can then change it to your previous 8.0. key.
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    The new product key will expire when your MSDN subscribers/TechNet subscribers expires
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    Bit useless, then. I believe people have tried with iso, but can't recall anyone getting the thing to co operate
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Bit useless, then. I believe people have tried with iso, but can't recall anyone getting the thing to co operate
    Thanks for the info. After I read Ed Bott's remarks I thought it might be possible. Not looking good.
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    Iirc various attempts have included mucking with cversion and transferring the install.wim into the 8.0 setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Iirc various attempts have included mucking with cversion and transferring the install.wim into the 8.0 setup.
    Its sounding like its not going to be worth the attempt. I'll just wait until the official release and do it from the online store.
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