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How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

  1. #81


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Not sure who you are talking to, but we are all glad you got it working.

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  2. #82


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    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Dave,

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

    Then try again
    did that and no same thing happened cant download oh well
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  3. #83


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This worked great. The Store was horrible, couldn't get 8.1 to install, it just stopped after 16%. This method was excellent, thanks!
    Oh just one question. After doing this is my copy of 8.1 still legit? I found a free key here on the forums. I put that in and then I used my key from the Windows 8 Pro that I purchased a while back to finish the installation? Am I all good?
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  4. #84


    I've another idea : Load a virtual machine and install W8 and after ( ^^ )
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  5. #85


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    As long as you used your legit 8.0 key to activate, that should be fine.


    Quote Originally Posted by budmonster View Post
    This worked great. The Store was horrible, couldn't get 8.1 to install, it just stopped after 16%. This method was excellent, thanks!
    Oh just one question. After doing this is my copy of 8.1 still legit? I found a free key here on the forums. I put that in and then I used my key from the Windows 8 Pro that I purchased a while back to finish the installation? Am I all good?
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  6. #86


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    I succeeded in making an install.wim. It is a bit of a faff. Most people will be fine with the downloaded iso as it is.
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  7. #87


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


    Just done a IN-PLACE upgrade, Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise GA, no updates need.

    ISO should work OK.
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  8. #88


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44 View Post
    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


    Attachment 29584
    I have the same issue
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  9. #89


    Nothing work for me ... Nothing
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  10. #90


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by mosharino View Post
    Hi all,

    I thought i'd share something i discovered quite by accident.

    This will allow you to download the official Windows 8.1 ISO from Microsoft.
    What you do with it there after is up to you.

    Note that Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is done (as far as i know) via the Windows App Store. This i find annoying as i like many of you like to perform clean installs.

    My senario went like this...

    I upgrade my Windows 8 to 8.1 via the store, i did this thinking that i could 'Reset' my PC and thus get a clean install while maintaining the activation etc.

    That did not go to plan. I received an error after clicking on the 'Reset' informing me that there are missing files, please insert media (or something like that).

    Well guess what... i don't have the media.

    So i go download the Windows 8.1 Setup and try, to no avail, to enter my Windows 8 product key.

    Follow these steps to download the Windows 8.1 ISO.

    1. Go here Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help scroll down and click on both 'Install Windows 8' and 'Install Windows 8.1'
    2. Run the Windows 8 setup and enter your retail Windows 8 key, click next and when i begins downloading, STOP it! Exit setup.
    3. Now run the the Windows 8.1 setup. It will produce and error. Exit and then run Windows 8.1 setup again.
    4. It should now be downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO. Afterwards you can save it as an ISO or create the USB media immediately.



    You can use this to 'Reset' your PC by booting into setup and choosing repair my PC. Follow the on screen prompts for resetting your PC.

    See also: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    ##

    The above link was not added by me, as far as i can tell it explains how to download either 8 or 8.1 ISO providing you have the appropriate key.
    i.e. Windows 8 key for Windows 8 download and a Windows8.1 key for Windows 8.1 download

    This post is about a using a Windows 8 Key to get a hold of Windows 8.1


    ##

    Hope this helps.

    Tom
    I registered an account w/ eightforums.com just to say thank you! This is extremely helpful as I am unable to run the update via the Windows Store.
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