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Updating a Win8 Pro to Win8.1 Pro with a Legal Upgrad disc

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro - Updated to 8.1

    Updating a Win8 Pro to Win8.1 Pro with a Legal Upgrad disc


    I've a windows 8 Pro package that require me to install it as follows: Upgrade eligibility requirements apply. I had no problems here, I've upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Also I've had no problem having done the update through the Windows Store to Windows 8.1. I'm happy. My question though is thus:

    Can I, with my legal Windows 8 Pro Upgrade-key-package download the Windows 8.1 Pro ISO and use that instead of the Windows Store feature to update my system to Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Fiji
    Posts : 77
    7HP x64/7 Ultimate x32


    Hi

    Welcome To Eight Forums

    Check out this thread:

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    Hope this helps
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro - Updated to 8.1

    Updating a Win8 Pro to Win8.1 Pro with a Legal Upgrad disc


    Thank you Lomai.

    I'm going to try this when the time is right. Can I ask where will I be able to download the correct ISO?

    Thank you.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro - Updated to 8.1

    Updating a Win8 Pro to Win8.1 Pro with a Legal Upgrad disc


    Thank you for the link.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Has anybody been able to do that a second time?

    It is not allowing me to do it now. The old "we can't connect right now" nonsense.

    However, it will allow me to use a different product key to d/l.
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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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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jjstccean View Post
    Thank you Lomai.

    I'm going to try this when the time is right. Can I ask where will I be able to download the correct ISO?

    Thank you.
    FYI, 32 bit or 64 bit is determined by the PC you download it on. If Windows is 64 bit you get 64 bit ISO and vice versa. The key you enter determines what version you get. Enter a Core key and you get core, enter a Pro key and you get Pro. Keep in mind that when you do the install Pro won't except a Core key and Core won't except a Pro key. If you have multiple PC's with different versions you may have to download more than once to get what you need to do all the installs.
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    I was able to get it to work by using the Win 8 Pro key from my laptop. Had no luck at all using the default key(s0.
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I was able to get it to work by using the Win 8 Pro key from my laptop. Had no luck at all using the default key(s0.
    The download? If yes, I do believe the leaked install keys are blocked from use for the download. OEM keys are blocked too. I used my TechNet Retail keys as a test and they worked fine.
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