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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #71


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    Code:
    <WIM>
      <TOTALBYTES>335122233</TOTALBYTES>
      <IMAGE INDEX="1">
        <DIRCOUNT>3140</DIRCOUNT>
        <FILECOUNT>15257</FILECOUNT>
        <TOTALBYTES>1636830545</TOTALBYTES>
        <HARDLINKBYTES>539633038</HARDLINKBYTES>
        <CREATIONTIME>
          <HIGHPART>0x01CE9F41</HIGHPART>
          <LOWPART>0x51BB3376</LOWPART>
        </CREATIONTIME>
        <LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
          <HIGHPART>0x01CECB60</HIGHPART>
          <LOWPART>0xD33A89AC</LOWPART>
        </LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
        <WINDOWS>
          <ARCH>9</ARCH>
          <PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>
          <EDITIONID>WindowsPE</EDITIONID>
          <INSTALLATIONTYPE>WindowsPE</INSTALLATIONTYPE>
          <PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>
          <PRODUCTSUITE></PRODUCTSUITE>
          <LANGUAGES>
            <LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>
            <DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>
          </LANGUAGES>
          <VERSION>
            <MAJOR>6</MAJOR>
            <MINOR>3</MINOR>
            <BUILD>9600</BUILD>
            <SPBUILD>16384</SPBUILD>
            <SPLEVEL>0</SPLEVEL>
          </VERSION>
          <SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>
        </WINDOWS>
        <NAME>Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (x64)</NAME>
        <DESCRIPTION>Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (x64)</DESCRIPTION>
      </IMAGE>
    </WIM>

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  2. #72


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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    This is very poor.

    Consumers with an oem 8.0 machine get this half assed upgrade. They will not feel disposed to buy any more MS stuff, their next tablet/phone will be something else.

    It doesn't encourage anyone to buy a preinstalled machine with any kind of windows on it.
    Yea, I don't know why OEM folks would be thrown under the bus especially when MS has decided to move on to 8.1 and leave 8 in the rear-view mirror.

    Your suggestion to make an image after the upgrade is the best suggestion I suppose as long as the upgrade goes OK. Still means us OEM trash have no way to do a direct 8.1 clean install.

    Again, not cool.

    P.S. You'd think MS would have even less of an issue with OEM software now with the key being burnt into the ROM. Go figure.
    Add to that, that The TechNet 8.1 ISO won't use the Windows 8 embedded code. It may very well read it but it won't use it. I was prompted to enter a product code when doing a clean install on my laptop that has a Windows 8 embedded code. Its not printed on the COA sticker either so most users aren't going to even know what it is. Even if you know what it is you can't use it to do the install. You have to enter a Windows 8.1 code to do the install. That means knowing the leaked install key. And then another step to enter and activate with your 8 OEM key. Dropped under the bus? Lets just put that in reverse and back just to make sure. They seem to be going out of their way to force you to use the store to update. Then leave you hanging when it goes wrong.
    I made sure to extract my OEM key from the ROM shortly after getting my laptop thanks to guidance on this forum.
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  3. #73


    When I tried to reset with the DVD, I get a message "Insert the correct media, disc is invalid"
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  4. #74


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    Really?

    Haven't tried it yet.
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  5. #75


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    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    I get it saying cant connect at moment even though my net is connected
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  6. #76


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    Are you trying the download method, using a retail key?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    I get it saying cant connect at moment even though my net is connected
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  7. #77


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Are you trying the download method, using a retail key?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    I get it saying cant connect at moment even though my net is connected
    yes it accepted the key


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  8. #78


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Really?

    Haven't tried it yet.
    It was my mistake, I should have moved to 8.1 through Store then I should have used the disc for "Reset"
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  9. #79


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    @Dave,

    You could try deleting whatever is in "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup"

    Then try again
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  10. #80


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    it worked perfectly. thanks a lot man!!!
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