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can i make an iso from an upgraded 8.1 installation?

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    [QUOTE=netverse;458116]
    Quote Originally Posted by neelakantanr View Post
    hi all!

    I originally had windows 8 prowmc licensed (I have the iso image for that in case I need to reinstall); I upgraded /updated from store free update; now I have a valid licensed 8.1 running; but I don't have an iso; and if I have to re-install, I have to install 8, activate it and again do a 3.5 gb download to update;

    I read from DISM that I can make a install.wim image from the existing hdd OS partition; so is it possible to create an image for the existing 8.1 OS?

    regards
    neelakantan[/QUOTE

    Did you ever get your DVD/USB windows 8.1 setup disk? If not, let me know, and I can give you a link for creating one directly from MICROSOFT for free and no download key needed.
    Hey netverse. I was reading this thread when I saw your post. Could you post the link you mentioned? I am trying to learn more about 8.

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  2. #12


    [QUOTE=netverse;458116]
    Quote Originally Posted by neelakantanr View Post
    hi all!

    I originally had windows 8 prowmc licensed (I have the iso image for that in case I need to reinstall); I upgraded /updated from store free update; now I have a valid licensed 8.1 running; but I don't have an iso; and if I have to re-install, I have to install 8, activate it and again do a 3.5 gb download to update;

    I read from DISM that I can make a install.wim image from the existing hdd OS partition; so is it possible to create an image for the existing 8.1 OS?

    regards
    neelakantan[/QUOTE

    Did you ever get your DVD/USB windows 8.1 setup disk? If not, let me know, and I can give you a link for creating one directly from MICROSOFT for free and no download key needed.
    A better choice would be to use the MS Mediacreationtool to download and create a Windows 8.1 ISO for future use. See here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  4. #14


    Thanks for the link.
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