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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #701


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    edit:

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you don't have an OEM computer that came with Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled. -> link

    How to transfer Windows 8/8.1 license to new computer. -> link
    Last edited by genet; 03 Jan 2015 at 19:18.

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  2. #702


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Clint View Post
    Yes, but doing what you suggest won't make it bootable. I should have elaborated more. If you copy the files from a bootable disk to a folder and then copy or burn them to a CD or DVD, that DVD won't be bootable like the original was. There is more to it than just having the files on the media.
    OK Thanks, I did not know that. I'm glad he didn't give up and got it fixed. Congratulations Mustang.
    Thanks Clint. Just glad I got it working.

    And thanks to all for their input.

    As alphanumeric pointed out, I didn't think a data disk would do it as I remembered I had tried it years ago.
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  3. #703


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


    #genet: Thanks for the link in your post #701, but as I mentioned in an earlier post in this thread I already had a disk and ISO image from the disk. I wanted to edit the disk contents and save it as an edited ISO. Which, as mentioned in an earlier post, I did using: Files > ISO option in ImgBurn; after saving the disk contents to desktop.

    My problem was I didn't know which file to choose for boot file. I worked it out by trial and error. The linked article you referred me to confirmed I had used the correct boot file.

    Cheers M
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  4. #704


    Good evening everyone,


    Me the following happens:


    I bought a notebook and do not have the same dvd player, usb inputs only.


    Operating system I had already buying Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit full. I bought an upgrade to windows 8 pro 64 bit (upgrade version), and due to limitation of my notebook in relation to not having dvd drive, I had to convert the dvds of the two operating systems for ISO.


    Then to install windows 8 pro (upgrade version), first had to install windows vista ultimate 64 bit, activate it and soon after made ​​the upgrade to windows 8 pro 64 bit.


    All this in GPT partition with safe boot and it worked for a while without problems. It turns out that this now catching a lot and am thinking of installing again, but would not want to install the previous form (windows vista ultimate install, activate and then install windows 8 pro and then upgrade to 8.1).


    I wonder if I have to download an iso diretamento windows 8.1 pro microsoft on using only the key to my windows 8 pro upgrade that I bought?


    Sorry for the English, directly from google translate.
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  5. #705


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by robsonhcosta View Post

    I wonder if I have to download an iso diretamento windows 8.1 pro microsoft on using only the key to my windows 8 pro upgrade that I bought?
    Yes you can. No problem at all. Check this link Downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8.0 key

    And welcome. If you have any problem then the best is to make a new thread.
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  6. #706


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    The process has been updated and simplified ...
    See OPTION ONE in: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  7. #707


    Posts : 15
    Win 8.1


    Hi everyone, my wife's lenovo S405 is acting up badly, windows store is claiming I must update Windows Update first, but for me to update windows update I have to apply laundry list of updates, and bad part is, updates keep failing and windows restarts says they failed and they get removed, so I am stuck with Win 8 (I did 8.1 in the past but for some reason I can't do it now)

    Is there a way for me to just download 8.1 directly and use that to go from 8 to 8.1
    Actually all I want is to get Win 10 but you can't go from 8 to 10 which is annoying. Is there an easy way to go from 8 to 10?
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  8. #708


    You can go from 8 to 10, just not via the Windows Update method. Use MediaCreationTool to create a bootable flash drive to install from.

    See here: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

    Otherwise you could download the 8.1 ISO and use it to do a clean install of 8.1 (save you data first of course) then upgrade to 10.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  9. #709


    Posts : 15
    Win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You can go from 8 to 10, just not via the Windows Update method. Use MediaCreationTool to create a bootable flash drive to install from.

    See here: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

    Otherwise you could download the 8.1 ISO and use it to do a clean install of 8.1 (save you data first of course) then upgrade to 10.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    Thanks, will I be able to use my existing (OEM) license with either 8.1 or 10 if I use the ISO?
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  10. #710


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


    Quote Originally Posted by hydeit View Post
    Thanks, will I be able to use my existing (OEM) license with either 8.1 or 10 if I use the ISO?
    Yes, either W8 or W8.1 product key will install and activate the W8.1 bootable ISO.

    Once you've got it installed, you need to download the Media Creation tool for Win 10 from this link:

    Windows 10

    When you run the Win10 Media Creation tool, save the ISO as if installing Win10 on another PC. This will give you a bootable DVD or USB ISO.

    Now run that ISO from the desktop, and it will upgrade over W8.1 to give you an activated copy of Win 10.

    The product key will be saved to the UEFI firmware of your motherboard, so if you want you can do a clean re-install of Win10 from the bootable USB ISO.

    If you want to get a copy of the product key, use the attached .exe file named ProduKey contained in the attached zip file, and run from your desktop. This can be directly used when doing a clean install instead of relying on the UEFI.

    ProduKey.zip

    Note, before doing a clean install, make sure you're happy with Win 10, because you can only roll back to Win8.1 for 30 days. And a clean install will remove this option.
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