Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #421


    Posts : 10
    windows 8 pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    ESD-TO-ISO will work with 8.1. But only if you downloaded the whole thing and just forgot to make an iso. It won't work with just the files just downloaded for upgrade - they are different.

    but the tutorial saying ..you can make iso if u downloaded from windows store...and windwos store is just for upgrade to windows 8.1.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #422


    Posts : 1
    windows 8 pro 64bit


    hi guys! I'm trying to download the Windows 8.1 ISO, but i Always receive "we can't connect right now" error. i only want it to refresh my pc. i'm just running Windows 8.1. Can somebody send me his ISO file? my system is Windows 8.1 pro with media center.
    Thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #423


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It has changed since win 8.0. That used to offer to make an iso after downloading the files. People would sometimes forget to make the iso. That is why I made the little ESD-TO-ISO program for them.

    Now it is different. The 8.1 store upgrade downloads the files, does the upgrade, but does not offer to make an iso. There is something missing from the files it downloads so it is difficult to make it yourself ( no boot.wim) .

    There is a workaround where you can download a different ( but very similar ) set of files, which will offer to make an iso.

    That workaround is explained on the first post of this thread.

    I am not surprised people are getting confused.




    Quote Originally Posted by anuj kumar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    ESD-TO-ISO will work with 8.1. But only if you downloaded the whole thing and just forgot to make an iso. It won't work with just the files just downloaded for upgrade - they are different.

    but the tutorial saying ..you can make iso if u downloaded from windows store...and windwos store is just for upgrade to windows 8.1.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #424


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It has changed since win 8.0. That used to offer to make an iso after downloading the files. People would sometimes forget to make the iso. That is why I made the little ESD-TO-ISO program for them.

    Now it is different. The 8.1 store upgrade downloads the files, does the upgrade, but does not offer to make an iso. There is something missing from the files it downloads so it is difficult to make it yourself ( no boot.wim) .

    There is a workaround where you can download a different ( but very similar ) set of files, which will offer to make an iso.

    That workaround is explained on the first post of this thread.

    I am not surprised people are getting confused.




    Quote Originally Posted by anuj kumar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    ESD-TO-ISO will work with 8.1. But only if you downloaded the whole thing and just forgot to make an iso. It won't work with just the files just downloaded for upgrade - they are different.

    but the tutorial saying ..you can make iso if u downloaded from windows store...and windwos store is just for upgrade to windows 8.1.
    O.K. but is there any difference between doing it from first post and your ESD-TO-ISO program with a clean install of Windows 8.1
    Just to clear my confusion of why some are trying to create it from those folders afterwards.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #425


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    If did the full iso download trick, it will offer to create an iso anyway. ESD -TO-ISO will work for that also.

    If you did the upgrade download thing only - then you cannot make a working iso because boot.wim is missing from downloaded files. You could probably use another boot.wim, from the RTM, or possibly 8.0 and pop it in the sources folder. Haven't tried that. It might also be possible to use winre.wim, if it was flagged correctly.


    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #426


    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Had to try all this. Needed this code along the way. Created media > USB flash, did a test install on a spare disk, activated fine using a 8 Pro code (was one of the cheap upgrades licenses). Desktop watermark went away after a restart. All well.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #427


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I found a link to very similar instructions on the answers.microsoft.com site
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #428


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #429


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Doesn't need to be on the desktop, but needs to be on the same drive.
    Ah ha. I ran it from a different drive! Thanks for the info.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #430


    Had a friend do the upgrade from the store for Windows 8 Pro X64. He does not have the ESD folder in the root of the boot drive. Any idea why not. I did the exact same thing for Windows 8 Pro X86 and the ESD folder is there.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 43 of 72 FirstFirst ... 33414243444553 ... LastLast
How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
Related Threads
Okay, i have a key to activate my copy of windows 8.1 but i can't find where to download the stock iso. If anyone could link me that would be great
Solved Need Windows 8.1 ISO download in Installation & Setup
Where can I get, resume-able, legitimate copy of the ISO? I have poor connection and there's zero percent of success without resume-able download function. This is what I hate about digital purchase. Only giving a key and end of story. /gg
so i was downloading a game on steam and i had 800kb download then i went into chrome tried to save a picture and i had 30 kb even when steam was completly closed :confused:
Twice now, I have clicked on the download button in the App Store (used a link obtained from the Verge article). My screen just jumps to the main App Store screen, and I see no indication that anything is downloading or in progress. How can I verify that a download is in progress? Do I have...
Hello. Iím running Windows 8 Pro 32-bit and need some assistance upgrading to the 64-bit version. When Windows 8 first came out, I purchased the $40 version via download. I was under the impression (and still am) that my product key will work for both the 32-bit versions and the 64-bit...
Solved Windows 8 Download in General Support
Hi guys, I am a student and have access to the MSDNAA for my University, i have started downloading Windows 8 and has stuck at 90% and am in desperate need of Windows 8 to do some testing. Just wondering if there was an active link for the Windows 8 BETA? as i could do with it soon rather than...
windows 8 download help in General Support
hi all, sorry if this i a noob question but i have not long built a new computer and installed windows 8 release preview, from what i have read i need system builder license, where can i buy and download this as i cant seem to find it, thanks jason
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook