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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #191


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Professional


    Well last time I linked to my Guides on WordPress I got banned for a blogspam. So I will instead link to the Dell Community which in turn leads to WordPress: Downloading Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8.0 Product Key - Windows 8 - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
    I have wrote this fix/workaround in more detail and performed 2 clean installations after secure wipes with DBAN. I had to use the generic key to install and the actual key to activate. I can say that it works.

    The guide should help address some of the questions I see on this thread.

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  2. #192


    Posts : 3
    windows 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Yip View Post
    Well last time I linked to my Guides on WordPress I got banned for a blogspam. So I will instead link to the Dell Community which in turn leads to WordPress: Downloading Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8.0 Product Key - Windows 8 - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
    I have wrote this fix/workaround in more detail and performed 2 clean installations after secure wipes with DBAN. I had to use the generic key to install and the actual key to activate. I can say that it works.



    The guide should help address some of the questions I see on this thread.
    ty i will try when download finished..i read already your post...and there has the generic key...=)...will inform when its work..ty sir..=)
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  3. #193


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    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

    Windows 8.1 GA Build number: 9600.16404-130913-2141 (The ISO downloaded via my instructions)

    Windows 8.1 RTM Build Number: 9600.16384.130821-1623
    This is after doing a clean install of 8.1 using the ISO.



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  4. #194


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by johncarter123 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Yip View Post
    Well last time I linked to my Guides on WordPress I got banned for a blogspam. So I will instead link to the Dell Community which in turn leads to WordPress: Downloading Windows 8.1 using a Windows 8.0 Product Key - Windows 8 - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community
    I have wrote this fix/workaround in more detail and performed 2 clean installations after secure wipes with DBAN. I had to use the generic key to install and the actual key to activate. I can say that it works.



    The guide should help address some of the questions I see on this thread.
    ty i will try when download finished..i read already your post...and there has the generic key...=)...will inform when its work..ty sir..=)
    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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  5. #195


    FYI

    In my original post i explain how to download the ISO for 8.1. I also mention that i did not do a clean install, but rather used the media to do a reset.

    Well curiosity got the better of me so i backed up my install etc and performed a clean install.

    I used (as suggested in the this thread) a generic key for installation. After install i changed the product key and it activated Windows without any issues what-so-ever!
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  6. #196


    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro x64


    well..can someone please explain....why..windows 8.1 iso downloaded from this trick is 3.07GB...and upgrade from windows store is 3.42GB...???????

    thank you in advance..!!
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  7. #197


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    Your google foo must be strong grasshopper!
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  8. #198


    Quote Originally Posted by anuj kumar View Post
    well..can someone please explain....why..windows 8.1 iso downloaded from this trick is 3.07GB...and upgrade from windows store is 3.42GB...???????

    thank you in advance..!!
    Windows 8.1 (from TechNet or MSDN) has to update to very large patches, as from couple of days go. Windows 8 upgrade already has them
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  9. #199


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by anuj kumar View Post
    well..can someone please explain....why..windows 8.1 iso downloaded from this trick is 3.07GB...and upgrade from windows store is 3.42GB...???????

    thank you in advance..!!
    The downloaded Upgrade is a ESD type file.
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  10. #200


    Posts : 5
    Window 8 pro


    hi, i m currently running win 8 pro on my hp laptop. Despite all up to dating my os, window 8.1 upgrade option is not coming on window store. I tried all those ways mentioned in ur post but all failed. Kindly suggest me any alternative or if any link is there to download 8.1 iso file. Help would be much awaited
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