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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Version Cannot Update to Windows 8.1

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Version Cannot Update to Windows 8.1


    I bought a legitimate copy of Windows 8 Pro Upgrade version about a month ago. While doing a clean install on my desktop computer, I found out that you cannot do a clean install from an upgrade version of Windows. I figured out how to do a clean install of Windows by following the steps on this website: http://lifehacker.co...an-upgrade-disc

    When I open the Windows Store App, I can't find the option that lets me update to Windows 8.1. Is there anyway I can legitimately update my copy of Windows to Windows 8.1?

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


    Take a look at those posts for more info.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks for the links. I'm currently downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO. Can I do a clean install of windows using the Windows 8.1 ISO and using my original Windows 8 product key?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can ACTIVATE with Windows 8 Product Key, but not install, use one of the key in the post.

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Version Cannot Update to Windows 8.1
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