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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #41


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    I don't know what that has to do with reinstalling 8.1?? They aren't involved with my upgrading.

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  2. #42


    Nobody has a seedbox ?
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  3. #43


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't think you can d/l the iso using that little trick if you have an oem key - can somebody confirm that?

    ( It works fine if you got the cheap upgrade deal key, that counts as retail. )

    If that is the case, bad news for anyone who bought an oem machine with 8.0 on it.
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  4. #44


    This MS link say's you can download the 8.1 iso with your win 8 key, but I have not been able to get it to take my Win 8 key ( I have a Win 8 DVD ). Others may want to see how they do? This setup program gives a chose of making an iso.
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  5. #45


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    The first post on this thread explains how.

    A simple summary:

    Download both the install win 8 AND install win 8.1 from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...oduct-key-only

    Run windows8setup.exe, put in your win 8.0 key. As soon as it says "estimating", click the red X at top rt to close it.

    Then run windowsSetupbox.exe, you don't need to enter anything, it will immediately start to d/l 8.1 which gives the option to create an iso.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't think you can d/l the iso using that little trick if you have an oem key - can somebody confirm that?

    ( It works fine if you got the cheap upgrade deal key, that counts as retail. )

    If that is the case, bad news for anyone who bought an oem machine with 8.0 on it.
    I tried with my laptops OEM Windows 8 key and it did not work. In my original post I mentioned the need for a retail key. I used the key that I got when I took advantage of the dirt cheap upgrade deal.
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  7. #47


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    Thanks for the confirmation.

    It seems those who bought a win 8.0 machine have been left up the creek.

    Quote Originally Posted by mosharino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't think you can d/l the iso using that little trick if you have an oem key - can somebody confirm that?

    ( It works fine if you got the cheap upgrade deal key, that counts as retail. )

    If that is the case, bad news for anyone who bought an oem machine with 8.0 on it.
    I tried with my laptops OEM Windows 8 key and it did not work. In my original post I mentioned the need for a retail key. I used the key that I got when I took advantage of the dirt cheap upgrade deal.
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  8. #48


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    Any SF/EF regulars having trouble getting it?
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  9. #49


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Any SF/EF regulars having trouble getting it?
    SF/EF?

    I'm new to the Windows 8 forums. Was more of a Windows 7 forum browserer! ;-)
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  10. #50


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Thanks for the confirmation.

    It seems those who bought a win 8.0 machine have been left up the creek.

    Quote Originally Posted by mosharino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I don't think you can d/l the iso using that little trick if you have an oem key - can somebody confirm that?

    ( It works fine if you got the cheap upgrade deal key, that counts as retail. )

    If that is the case, bad news for anyone who bought an oem machine with 8.0 on it.
    I tried with my laptops OEM Windows 8 key and it did not work. In my original post I mentioned the need for a retail key. I used the key that I got when I took advantage of the dirt cheap upgrade deal.

    This makes me very, very sad.
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