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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #601


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Quote Originally Posted by snoxer View Post
    >.< it accepts the key then says we can't connect right now.. i uninstalled my virus app and turned firewall off.. loaded a website to make sure the net was working.. this is messed up.
    That's my experience exactly.

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  2. #602


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by snoxer View Post
    >.< it accepts the key then says we can't connect right now.. i uninstalled my virus app and turned firewall off.. loaded a website to make sure the net was working.. this is messed up.
    That's my experience exactly.
    Your specs say, Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM.

    You need a Retail Product Key to download the ISO.
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  3. #603


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    I have a retail disc for Windows8 with a legit key, but it won't run using this key.

    When I put the key shown earlier in this post it accepts the key, but when I try to download it says can't connect.
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  4. #604


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


    The generic keys can only be used to install Windows 8.1 & not ACTIVATE or to download the Windows 8.1 ISO .
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  5. #605


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I can't figure out who's trying to do what here; can you bring me up to speed?
    (please )
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  6. #606


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Well my retail Win8 Pro key won't work to download the ISO for either W8 or W8.1. But the generic key does work to allow me to download Windows8SetupBox. But when I go to the next step to get the ISO download it says check your internet connection.

    The key is not the problem ... it's the internet connection that's the problem. This happens even when I've got the Microsoft web site open in IE11.

    I've even uninstalled both ZA firewall and Avast AV, and still shows no internet connection.
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  7. #607


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


    If you use a NON-RETAIL Product Key, you will recieve "check your internet connection".
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  8. #608


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    OK so since my legit Win8 retail key won't work to download either W8 or 8.1, on either my main machine with Win8.1; or on backup machine with Win7, then I guess I'm cooked!
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  9. #609


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


    Order Backup Disc.
    https://www7.media.microsoftstore.co...?culture=en-GB
    or
    from your email from MS Windows Store.
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  10. #610


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Tried the link to download from MS that you provided, and message came up: No disc available for this serial key ... that being the product key that came with my disc when I purchased it from PLE Computers at a price of $149.

    I don't have an email from the MS store, because as stated above, I bought it from a retail store.

    I can't understand why I can't get anything to download from that key??? I mean if the disc was accidentally damaged or lost, surely I should be able to download the software for Win8 Pro OEM????
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