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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #471


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    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
    I guess if you bought the Windows 8 pro and write the key it will download the Windows 8.1. pro?

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  2. #472


    Quote Originally Posted by theog 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 do a in-place update using the Upgrade Pro DVD, no key is need.
    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
    Yeah I try with my product key and it din't work. I will try that method.
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  3. #473


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    Windows 7 Home Premium


    So I am trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.

    I have the iso of Windows 8.1 because of Dreamspark. IS it possible to upgrade to windows 8 using DAEMON tools to mount the iso and then run setup?

    or do i have to do something else
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  4. #474


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


    Quote Originally Posted by pennybills View Post
    So I am trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.

    I have the iso of Windows 8.1 because of Dreamspark. IS it possible to upgrade to windows 8 using DAEMON tools to mount the iso and then run setup?

    or do i have to do something else
    I would use the DVD.
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  5. #475


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pennybills View Post
    So I am trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.

    I have the iso of Windows 8.1 because of Dreamspark. IS it possible to upgrade to windows 8 using DAEMON tools to mount the iso and then run setup?

    or do i have to do something else
    I would use the DVD.

    I am trying to avoid burning the iso to a DVD because I don't have a optical drive. Also does this mean mounting does not work and I will have to resort to using a flashdrive to do so?
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  6. #476


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


    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
    You can't install with a Windows 8.0 key. It will only accept a Windows 8.1 key for installation. Use the leaked key to install and then you can activate with your 8.0 key.
    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    EDIT: Ops, should have read the whole thread, it looks like you figured it out anyway.
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  7. #477


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Leinad View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    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
    I guess if you bought the Windows 8 pro and write the key it will download the Windows 8.1. pro?
    Yes, the key you enter determines which version (core or Pro) you download.
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  8. #478


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


    Quote Originally Posted by pennybills View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pennybills View Post
    So I am trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.

    I have the iso of Windows 8.1 because of Dreamspark. IS it possible to upgrade to windows 8 using DAEMON tools to mount the iso and then run setup?

    or do i have to do something else
    I would use the DVD.

    I am trying to avoid burning the iso to a DVD because I don't have a optical drive. Also does this mean mounting does not work and I will have to resort to using a flashdrive to do so?
    I do all my installs from flash drives. Its fast and convenient, well I find it convenient.
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  9. #479


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pennybills View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post

    I would use the DVD.

    I am trying to avoid burning the iso to a DVD because I don't have a optical drive. Also does this mean mounting does not work and I will have to resort to using a flashdrive to do so?
    I do all my installs from flash drives. Its fast and convenient, well I find it convenient.
    Alright thanks. I will put the iso on the flashdrive and install Windows 8.1 like that I guess.
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  10. #480


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium


    Does anyone know the size of Windows 8 ISO file size?

    I have 8.1 iso file and it's size is 3.63 GB but am confused whether if it's only the iso file for the upgrade or the whole operating system including 8 and new stuff from 8.1.

    I don't want to mess up my computer.
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