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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #341


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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If anybody's interested the downloaded files are placed in a hidden ESD folder in the route of your Windows drive. Once your all done making your media you may want to delete them to free up space. I haven't figured out how to make WindowsSetupBox.exe start all over from the beginning. Now when I run it, it skips right to install Windows. If you delete the ESD folder it will still try to make the ISO but fail.

    Besides the hidden ESD folder on local drive also one in users local folder called WebSetup i believe can be deleted after you create the ISO.OOOPS see you found it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    I still keep getting "Unable to connect"
    Where are you located,connection problems ,you have been posting that for few days?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    So has anyone else done a clean install yet with this ISO? If so how did it go.
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  4. #344


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    Win 7 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    So has anyone else done a clean install yet with this ISO? If so how did it go.


    I did. It went perfectly fine. Use the installation key mentioned back on page 2 of this thread during the install process. Then use your retail Win8 key to activate after you finish.
    Last edited by acr731; 21 Oct 2013 at 15:11.
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  5. #345


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    So has anyone else done a clean install yet with this ISO? If so how did it go.

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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  6. #346


    Unfortunately, once you have done the upgrade to 8.1 this process does not work as it will not accept the 8.0 install key.

    I have two 8.0 keys. One is installed on my Desktop as Windows 8 Pro X64 and the other on my laptop as Windows 8 Pro X86. When I get to the part where it asks for the key, it will not accept either.

    So, you can't do this after the upgrade, bummer.
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  7. #347


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You need the Default key to install:

    CoreSingleLanguage=Y9NXP-XT8MV-PT9TG-97CT3-9D6TC
    Professional=XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB
    Core=334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT

    Then use your 8.0 key to activate after you have installed.
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  8. #348


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    I still keep getting "Unable to connect"
    Where are you located,connection problems ,you have been posting that for few days?
    Personaly in northern Italy, Venice region (Veneto) Belluno Province wehre the most beautiful mountain of the world, The Dolomiti, are located.
    I don't think it's matter of location at least in my case as other people have no problem downloading the files.
    At this stage it's mainly a matter of curiosity.
    Ciao
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  9. #349


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    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    I still keep getting "Unable to connect"
    your not the only one lots get it I only ever get that too Microsoft should really officially release the ISO as lots of people having problems upgrading to 8.1
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  10. #350


    Quote Originally Posted by acr731 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    So has anyone else done a clean install yet with this ISO? If so how did it go.


    I did. It went perfectly fine. Use the installation key back mentioned back on page 2 of this thread during the install process. Then use you your retail Win8 key to activate after you finish.

    As did I, see this post
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

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