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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #321


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by DJG View Post
    OK, I was trying 7-zip 9.22 and 9.20, but only 9.25 and later do the WIMs. Although doing the Notepad search for "9 6 0 0" in boot.wim yielded only four 16384 build numbers, the properties on the extracted winload.exe using 7-zip 9.25 do proclaim a 16415 build.

    I do show two updates for win x64 (KB2884846 and KB2895219) as well as a camera codec, flash and IE 11 updates since installation. I thought the GA would already have those in it. Or are these post-GA updates?
    KB2884846 is the Oct 2013 Rollup which came out on the 17th. If you look at this picture the RED is the 3 that are part of the GA Rollup and the BLUE is the 2 that makeup the Oct 2013 Rollup. So probably your ISO had the GA Rollup but not the Oct Rollup. Look at Installed Updates and see what you show.

    Click image for larger version

    Jim

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  2. #322


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Dave, Check your pm.

    You can't download it on Vista.

    If you have key stored in bios ( oem preinstall ) you can't use that to download 8.1. GA either. Oem users have been left up the creek.

    What you can do is install it with default key, then activate with oem key - pretty sure the activation will be fine.

    You just need to get hold of the iso.
    I cant get the new iso sadly always get cant connect at moment I used a retail key I found online to try download iso it accepted key just get cant connect error least I got the rtm iso I guess
    Here too! I dont' know what i am doing wrong....
    Ciao
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  3. #323


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Dave44

    What are you using right now?

    Is it the 8.1 x64 RTM Pro that has been floating around?


    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
    RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2013
    BUILD: 6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623
    FILE: Windows_8.1_EN-US_x64.ISO SIZE: 3,899,295,744 byte
    SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B





    Check the iso hash to be sure,
    yes im using 8.1 rtm wzt might try installing 7 see if it will work
    I use seven but no success.
    Ciao
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  4. #324


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Thanks to the OP. This trick worked beautifully and I got the ISO yesterday, actually 2. Let me explain.

    The installer/ISO is language specific. For e.g. if your original Win 8 DVD was En-US then the assistant will download the En-US version of the DVD.

    Using another DVD for e.g. en-UK, will not give you the Keep everything option i.e. keeping your applications, personal data. I had to download 2 versions - the en-US for my Dell laptop and en-UK versions for my home desktop machines.

    Use AIDA64 to determine which one you used to install Win 8.
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  5. #325


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post

    I know. I was just offering a suggestion. ok. I am for the time being, anyway, doing just fine with server.
    At least it is one way to get ISO 8.1 TODAY (free) if you can. (no product key required)

    Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation
    What are you going to do when the 90 days runs out?
    Sorry for being out of sequence with the flow,

    well... I am not using windows 8 (or 8.1) at the moment. Server has metro and it does what I need.
    In any event, when Stardock gets Deskscapes to work on the start screen properly in their upcoming new release, I may upgrade 8 to 8.1...but for Enterprise 90 day trial, I would gladly reinstall... I don't seem to be having install issues... It only takes about 7 or 8 minutes to reinstall to default configuration.
    ...and being the bored geek that I am, choose to pass the time reinstalling stuff.

    It's still a nice freebie to get it and not have to use a product key.
    That's fine but its a time limited 90 trial. That's why you don't need a key, it stops working after the 90 days runs out. You can't enter a Retail key either, it will only except an Enterprise key. It's a nice option to have a look see but most here are looking for a more permanent solution. That and they are already running 8.1 and need the install media.
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  6. #326


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post

    People who buy one of these upgrades will be doing a download though?
    Windows 8 - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store
    Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

    Are you saying that the download is the same for both and the Core Product Key disables the Pro features?
    The upgrade Product key will only download Pro.
    Yes but if you buy a Core Product Key from one of those links in the Microsoft Store (which is an Upgrade in the case of 8.0 and Upgrade+anything else for 8.1) , then you'll get a Core Product Key and presumably somewhere to download it from.
    I used an 8 Core retail key and my download was Core not Pro.
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  7. #327


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Question: you're telling me they would put out a new build over couple of days of Windows 8.1 being out, or is it that there is just the one in microsoft store and the technet one leaked over internet?This is getting confusing
    The one you get though the Store is a new build. Its being referred to as the GA build. General Availability. The leaked TechNet ISO was the RTM build. Release To Manufacture. The GA build is newer and has updates not found in the RTM build. If your doing a clean install you want the GA build. Microsoft has not put the Retail GA build up on TechNet. It wasn't there the last time I checked, so the only way to get it is with this download work around.
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  8. #328


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1 pro


    Hey
    How to download en-us or Other language version of Windows 8.1 pro?
    Changed everything Time Location Language en-us
    Down language us uk
    I have upgraded laptop Windows 8 pro us uk
    Please help
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  9. #329


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It looks like the files downloaded are saved somewhere on your PC even if you make the ISO. If you run it again it skips right to the install part without downloading. You can then select the bootable USB option. You can make an ISO and a bootable thumb drive without having to download twice.
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  10. #330


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1 pro


    How can I download en-us or Other language Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade installation / ISO?
    Please help
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