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Clean install of Windows 8.1?

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Clean install of Windows 8.1?


    I have a Win 8 Pro with MC license. I would like to start cleanly by formatting and installing 8.1. Is the ISO available officially for DL? Also will my Win 8 Pro key work with 8.1?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Wildgoat,

    You're Windows 8 Pro key would only work if you upgraded to Windows 8.1 from within the activated Windows 8 Pro. You would have to have a Windows 8.1 product key to clean install Windows 8.1 directly.

    Currently, the Windows 8.1 ISO file is only available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers. We'll know more tomorrow (18th) when full versions of Windows 8.1 will be available in retail outlets.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Thank you Shawn!
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    So when the ISO is out will we who bought Windows 8 w/free upgrade to 8.1 be able to download the ISO and clean install 8.1 ?
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    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome wildgoat.


    We shall see JC.
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