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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #181


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Well i am downloading it now,first step worked for me,plus fiber optics speeds make it quick,let you know how it goes. 10 min. or so total time All downloaded and burned to ISO,Time will tell.Wait till tomorrow to try this out ,, gettin late here.
    Last edited by jds63; 20 Oct 2013 at 00:02.

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  2. #182


    Quote Originally Posted by DJG View Post
    jds63: Do not buy, you don't need to!

    The ISO you get following the OP's simple process gets you the RTM ISO! I used it to upgrade both my workstation and convertible tablet using their official 8.0 keys to activate them. Everything is legit. We're just getting a round-about way of getting the RTM ISO. So you have the ISO for insurance later, just use a generic key to install (I used XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB for 8.1 x64 Pro) and your official 8.0 key to activate 8.1.

    My workstation is a quite elaborate installation and it migrated everything without a hitch. Make sure you have Win 8 up-to-date.
    To clarify. This gets you the GA ISO not the RTM. The builds numbers are different. I'm not near my PC to get them.

    Can someone provide please?
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  3. #183


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What about cleanup?

    I've created ISO successfully using this method to make a recovery disk - thanks - but still have C:\ESD\Windows which is not deleted. This is not removed by disk cleanup.

    Does anything else need deleting or just this directory? Or is there some point in keeping this directory as well as the ISO generated?
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  4. #184


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    What about cleanup?

    I've created ISO successfully using this method to make a recovery disk - thanks - but still have C:\ESD\Windows which is not deleted. This is not removed by disk cleanup.

    Does anything else need deleting or just this directory? Or is there some point in keeping this directory as well as the ISO generated?
    Even I have to clean up the downloaded file.
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  5. #185


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by mosharino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJG View Post
    jds63: Do not buy, you don't need to!

    The ISO you get following the OP's simple process gets you the RTM ISO! I used it to upgrade both my workstation and convertible tablet using their official 8.0 keys to activate them. Everything is legit. We're just getting a round-about way of getting the RTM ISO. So you have the ISO for insurance later, just use a generic key to install (I used XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB for 8.1 x64 Pro) and your official 8.0 key to activate 8.1.

    My workstation is a quite elaborate installation and it migrated everything without a hitch. Make sure you have Win 8 up-to-date.
    To clarify. This gets you the GA ISO not the RTM. The builds numbers are different. I'm not near my PC to get them.

    Can someone provide please?
    The build numbers are the same
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  6. #186


    Hi from Italy.
    Since Yesterday i try to "do the trick" but the only answer I have is "Unable to connect to internet try again later on"
    Any sugestion?
    Ciao Renato
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  7. #187


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro with WMC, Win 8.1 Pro with WMC


    same here. I get Check your internet connection. My internet connection is working fine.
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  8. #188


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1 pro


    can i use that image to reset my os i upgraded to 8.1 using windows store
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  9. #189


    Quote Originally Posted by vinee37 View Post
    can i use that image to reset my os i upgraded to 8.1 using windows store
    Yes you can. That is what I did.

    People have also had success using my instructions to get the ISO and then do a clean install using a generic key for install and then the Windows 8 retail key they have for activation.
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  10. #190


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro


    hi MOSHARINO...im now is downloading the windows 8.1..i follow your steps which is as below.
    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.


    but when im finished download??what i should do??run the iso??and i had read the other commend said that need generic key??how can i get that key???i only have retail key windows 8...but i now downloading windows 8.1....help me please..ty...
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