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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #91


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Try this method:


    #32



    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Are you trying the download method, using a retail key?
    yes it accepted the key


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    I have the same issue

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  2. #92


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Try this method:


    #32



    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post

    yes it accepted the key


    Attachment 29584
    I have the same issue
    Everytime the same problem (error pls check your internet connection and retry later... )
    Seriously, what da hell ? I've try with another computer on other place ( at friend home)...
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  3. #93


    Quote Originally Posted by MrBui View Post
    it worked perfectly. thanks a lot man!!!
    Welcome!
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  4. #94


    Quote Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
    OP what is the size of the 8.1 pro iso you get finally ?
    Mine came in at 3,06 GB.
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  5. #95


    Quote Originally Posted by xstahsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mosharino View Post
    Hi all,

    I thought i'd share something i discovered quite by accident.

    This will allow you to download the official Windows 8.1 ISO from Microsoft.
    What you do with it there after is up to you.

    Note that Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is done (as far as i know) via the Windows App Store. This i find annoying as i like many of you like to perform clean installs.

    My senario went like this...

    I upgrade my Windows 8 to 8.1 via the store, i did this thinking that i could 'Reset' my PC and thus get a clean install while maintaining the activation etc.

    That did not go to plan. I received an error after clicking on the 'Reset' informing me that there are missing files, please insert media (or something like that).

    Well guess what... i don't have the media.

    So i go download the Windows 8.1 Setup and try, to no avail, to enter my Windows 8 product key.

    Follow these steps to download the Windows 8.1 ISO.

    1. Go here Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help scroll down and click on both 'Install Windows 8' and 'Install Windows 8.1'
    2. Run the Windows 8 setup and enter your retail Windows 8 key, click next and when i begins downloading, STOP it! Exit setup.
    3. Now run the the Windows 8.1 setup. It will produce and error. Exit and then run Windows 8.1 setup again.
    4. It should now be downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO. Afterwards you can save it as an ISO or create the USB media immediately.



    You can use this to 'Reset' your PC by booting into setup and choosing repair my PC. Follow the on screen prompts for resetting your PC.

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

    ##

    The above link was not added by me, as far as i can tell it explains how to download either 8 or 8.1 ISO providing you have the appropriate key.
    i.e. Windows 8 key for Windows 8 download and a Windows8.1 key for Windows 8.1 download

    This post is about a using a Windows 8 Key to get a hold of Windows 8.1


    ##

    Hope this helps.

    Tom
    I registered an account w/ eightforums.com just to say thank you! This is extremely helpful as I am unable to run the update via the Windows Store.
    You're very welcome!

    Hope it works without problems for you.
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  6. #96


    Please is there some one who can upload the ISO. I beg U. I am not able to download as it says "We can't connect at the moment" Whereas I am able to access internet. I tried this on 3 pcs. PLease some one upload the ISO. I beg U. Thanking You in Advance.
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  7. #97


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    I followed these steps. When I lauched 8.1 set up it did not show any error and it immediately started downloading
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  8. #98


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I followed these steps. When I lauched 8.1 set up it did not show any error and it immediately started downloading
    Glad that it worked for you.

    I had an error both PCs that i did this on. Maybe it depends on how long you let it download for?

    I don't know. Either way, good that it works and wasn't just my fluke!
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  9. #99


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by mosharino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    I followed these steps. When I lauched 8.1 set up it did not show any error and it immediately started downloading
    Glad that it worked for you.

    I had an error both PCs that i did this on. Maybe it depends on how long you let it download for?

    I don't know. Either way, good that it works and wasn't just my fluke!
    Thanks for this. we can use it for a refresh directly to 8.1. otherwise we had to install 8,then upgrade to 8.1
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  10. #100


    After spending whole night, it came to nothing for me, I have tried reset after upgrade through the Store, then I tried to do a clean install, failed again, both attempt resulted in an evaluation copy installed( Build No: 9600)
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