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Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

  1. #31


    Okay I am extremely confuse. How do I install the 8.1 pro?... there is so many options that for real I just got lost...

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  2. #32


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    To do a in-place update from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1, with 8.1 pro DVD option two.
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  3. #33


    ... Okay but when I download the W 8.1 to install it it ask me for key. And my W8 pro key is not valid when I apply it.
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  4. #34


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    For Windows 8 Core, you need the Windows 8.1 Core download.

    For Windows 8 Pro, you need the Windows 8.1 Pro download.

    For Windows 8 Pro Preview, you need the Windows 8.1 Pro download & key.

    For Windows 8 Pro with MC, you may need to uninstall MC.
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  5. #35


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    ... Okay but when I download the W 8.1 to install it it ask me for key. And my W8 pro key is not valid when I apply it.
    Follow the instructions here:
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...n-install.html
    If you want more detail see the pdf here:
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...ows-8-1-a.html
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    For Windows 8 Core, you need the Windows 8.1 Core download.

    For Windows 8 Pro, you need the Windows 8.1 Pro download.

    For Windows 8 Pro Preview, you need the Windows 8.1 Pro download & key.

    For Windows 8 Pro with MC, you may need to uninstall MC.
    Okay

    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Yip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    ... Okay but when I download the W 8.1 to install it it ask me for key. And my W8 pro key is not valid when I apply it.
    Follow the instructions here:
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...n-install.html
    If you want more detail see the pdf here:
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...ows-8-1-a.html
    Okay
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    For Windows 8 Core, you need the Windows 8.1 Core download.

    For Windows 8 Pro, you need the Windows 8.1 Pro download.

    For Windows 8 Pro Preview, you need the Windows 8.1 Pro download & key.

    For Windows 8 Pro with MC, you may need to uninstall MC.
    Okay

    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Yip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    ... Okay but when I download the W 8.1 to install it it ask me for key. And my W8 pro key is not valid when I apply it.
    Follow the instructions here:
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...n-install.html
    If you want more detail see the pdf here:
    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...ows-8-1-a.html
    Okay
    Follow Post one.
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  8. #38


    Yes thanks. I am doing backup in this instant as soon as I finish I will let you know.
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  9. #39


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What do you do at 3:00 AM?? You install a fresh copy of Win 8.1 of course. Anyways long story short I got the ISO and followed the tips here and by golly it went flawless. Absolutely perfect. LOL. I Started the install with a sterilized drive and after updates and everything tweaked, my new base Win 8.1 image was only 4.6 gigs and took 5 minutes to create using Acronis. Fantastic

    Ya thanks guys for the tips and tricks fantastic site for and old curious bugger like me. I'll definately pass on the coodo's.
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  10. #40


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    You are Welcome.
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