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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #461


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Just a quick question...

    I have a Windows 8 Pro system builder key (from the DVD I bought) and didn't work on the first step of this process.

    So I managed to download the 8.1 ISO by using a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key which I bought for my partners laptop which I upgraded from Windows 7.

    Now that I have the ISO I have burned it on to disk, will my Windows 8 Pro system builder key work?

    Thanks
    If you bought the disk then I think yes.

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  2. #462


    Better yet, where is the link for the Windows 8.1 pro?.... does windows do the same with the 8.1 pro or is only with the normal 8.1?
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  3. #463


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Just a quick question...

    I have a Windows 8 Pro system builder key (from the DVD I bought) and didn't work on the first step of this process.

    So I managed to download the 8.1 ISO by using a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key which I bought for my partners laptop which I upgraded from Windows 7.

    Now that I have the ISO I have burned it on to disk, will my Windows 8 Pro system builder key work?

    Thanks
    If you bought the disk then I think yes.
    I just ran set up and put in my key...it didn't work, would not accept it
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  4. #464


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Just a quick question...

    I have a Windows 8 Pro system builder key (from the DVD I bought) and didn't work on the first step of this process.

    So I managed to download the 8.1 ISO by using a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key which I bought for my partners laptop which I upgraded from Windows 7.

    Now that I have the ISO I have burned it on to disk, will my Windows 8 Pro system builder key work?

    Thanks
    If you bought the disk then I think yes.
    I just ran set up and put in my key...it didn't work, would not accept it
    Ok homie, here https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    If this do not work then contact them or better yet call W8 I am trying to figure out if I can do this same process, but with Windows 8.1 pro.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Oct 2013 at 13:25. Reason: updated link for the same here
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  5. #465


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post

    If you bought the disk then I think yes.
    I just ran set up and put in my key...it didn't work, would not accept it
    Ok homie, here https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    If this do not work then contact them or better yet call W8 I am trying to figure out if I can do this same process, but with Windows 8.1 pro.
    I am already on 8.1 Pro (used the Windows store method). I was just trying this ISO trick out to see if I can use my original Win 8 Pro system builder DVD key (in case I need to re-install in the future) and it didn't work.
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  6. #466


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post

    I just ran set up and put in my key...it didn't work, would not accept it
    Ok homie, here https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    If this do not work then contact them or better yet call W8 I am trying to figure out if I can do this same process, but with Windows 8.1 pro.
    I am already on 8.1 Pro (used the Windows store method). I was just trying this ISO trick out to see if I can use my original Win 8 Pro system builder DVD key (in case I need to re-install in the future) and it didn't work.
    Can I upgrade to W8.1. and then to pro?!
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  7. #467


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post

    Ok homie, here https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

    If this do not work then contact them or better yet call W8 I am trying to figure out if I can do this same process, but with Windows 8.1 pro.
    I am already on 8.1 Pro (used the Windows store method). I was just trying this ISO trick out to see if I can use my original Win 8 Pro system builder DVD key (in case I need to re-install in the future) and it didn't work.
    Can I upgrade to W8.1. and then to pro?!
    I am not sure mate, I was already on Pro.
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  8. #468


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post

    I am already on 8.1 Pro (used the Windows store method). I was just trying this ISO trick out to see if I can use my original Win 8 Pro system builder DVD key (in case I need to re-install in the future) and it didn't work.
    Can I upgrade to W8.1. and then to pro?!
    I am not sure mate, I was already on Pro.
    Confused here... but you bought the pro? Because I was told by the company that the only way to obtain the W 8.1 pro is buying it.
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  9. #469


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Ah I just realised what I was doing wrong... I had to use one of the generic keys from the net.

    So if I use one of these generic keys install do I then activate later using my Pro 8 dvd key?

    God this is complicated lol.... I hate Microsoft for putting us through this
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  10. #470


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


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Just a quick question...

    I have a Windows 8 Pro system builder key (from the DVD I bought) and didn't work on the first step of this process.

    So I managed to download the 8.1 ISO by using a Windows 8 Pro upgrade key which I bought for my partners laptop which I upgraded from Windows 7.

    Now that I have the ISO I have burned it on to disk, will my Windows 8 Pro system builder key work?

    Thanks
    If you do a in-place update using the Upgrade Pro DVD, no key is need.
    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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