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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #151


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Yes, there is only one image.

    The rollup is included. You also get the new boot.wim and winre.wim with 16415 version boot files.

    Unfortunately it is an install.esd, that bit is the same you get from the store upgrade thing.

    I wouldn't use an os unless I had the proper installation media.



    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It looks like the final (GA) version was finished on 30/9/13.
    I have TechNet so I haven't bothered trying this trick out. I've been watching with keen interest though. If you can spare a minute I have a question or two to ask.
    It looks like the install media you end up with is Core or Pro, not multi? Depending on the key you enter to download yes?
    Is there actually anything added that isn't in the TechNet ISO, such as the rollup update?
    I do have a Windows 7 PC to try this out on but I'm just wondering if I should bother. If I didn't have TechNet I would have already bit the bullet and done it.
    I had a go and downloaded it on my Windows 7 PC. My 7 PC is my media PC and uses our big screen TV as a monitor. My wife is watching her cooking shows so I've been doing things during the commercials. I'm just copying the ISO over to this PC to have a look at it. I'll likely just make a bootable thumb drive.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 19 Oct 2013 at 12:02.

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  2. #152


    Microsoft doesn't do torrents...
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  3. #153


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Microsoft doesn't do torrents...
    Yeah. I know. Has no one uploaded his/her ISO file obtained this way to a torrent site or any other hosting site?
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  4. #154


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    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Microsoft doesn't do torrents...
    Yeah. I know. Has no one uploaded his/her ISO file obtained this way to a torrent site or any other hosting site?
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

    4) No discussion of piracy or anything illegal is allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations.
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  5. #155


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Microsoft doesn't do torrents...
    Yeah. I know. Has no one uploaded his/her ISO file obtained this way to a torrent site or any other hosting site?
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

    4) No discussion of piracy or anything illegal is allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations.
    No. This is a misunderstanding. I'm asking for the LEGAL ISO from Microsoft. Not pirated torrents. I respect your rules.
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  6. #156


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    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
    Yeah. I know. Has no one uploaded his/her ISO file obtained this way to a torrent site or any other hosting site?
    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ease-read.html

    4) No discussion of piracy or anything illegal is allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations.
    No. This is a misunderstanding. I'm asking for the LEGAL ISO from Microsoft. Not pirated torrents. I respect your rules.
    It would be illegal for us to torrent the ISO in the first place as per the EULA.
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  7. #157


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
    No. This is a misunderstanding. I'm asking for the LEGAL ISO from Microsoft. Not pirated torrents. I respect your rules.
    It would be illegal for us to torrent the ISO in the first place as per the EULA.
    Oh! I didn't know that. Sorry.
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  8. #158


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    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nishadrox View Post

    No. This is a misunderstanding. I'm asking for the LEGAL ISO from Microsoft. Not pirated torrents. I respect your rules.
    It would be illegal for us to torrent the ISO in the first place as per the EULA.
    Oh! I didn't know that. Sorry.
    Your not allowed to redistribute the media. People do it anyway. Even so posting a link to an anonymous upload would get you in trouble with the mods here.
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  9. #159


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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Well I just made a bootable thumb drive and booted from it. Went as far as language selection and bailed out. Both of my Windows 8.1 PCs are running just fine so I'm in no hurry to redo them. I may test it on my wife's laptop, its still running its factory Windows 8.0. I've upgraded it to Pro + MC but that's about all. It might be a while before I actually do it though. I'll have to back up some of her stuff first. If this works OK it may be my new install image as I only ever install Pro anyway.
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  10. #160


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    hey all so managed to download iso install went successful until it asks for critical updates it rebooted and now just shows a black screen after which hdd activity goes into idle safe mode says it cannot continue installation startup repair is unsuccessful sfc scan says their is a pending operation,anyone else experiencing this and are there any solutions
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