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Where to download Windows 8.1 Pro EN-US Untouched?

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    Dubai
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Where to download Windows 8.1 Pro EN-US Untouched?


    As the question says

    When I try the setupbox, it doesn't accept my genuine key, if I try one of the default installation keys, it always says cannot connect

    where can I download an untouched Windows 8.1 preferably with the GA updates?

    I don't want no RTM or such as the ones offered on MDL

    pls help meh

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  2. #2


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    where can I download an untouched Windows 8.1 preferably with the GA updates?
    You can only download what you are entitled to. Updates are not included. See here Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    I don't want no RTM or such as the ones offered on MDL
    Why not? If you download a legitimate ISO from Microsoft then that is what you get.

    Edit: For sure you will have to run Windows update after.
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  3. #3


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    where can I download an untouched Windows 8.1 preferably with the GA updates?
    You can only download what you are entitled to. Updates are not included. See here Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    I don't want no RTM or such as the ones offered on MDL
    Why not?
    1) that doesn't have the link for the ISO, it is the same setupbox which I mentioned for me, can never connect, with my product key it says it is not a valid product key coz it's a windows 8 pro key, with the default installation key, which worked in the past to download, now the setupbox always says cannot connect check your internet

    2) because RTM meant final in the past. Seems like this has changed with Windows 8

    Example: on MDL forums, they have the RTM 8.1.1 updates. god they are so buggy

    when I installed them on a clean installed windows 8.1, right after every reboot, the system would freeze for like 1 minute before I can click anything. I'm not the only one, many users reported the same issue

    another major problem is, the icons all appear blank/white. after like 4 mins or so, they all have the icon images again

    that can in no way be an RTM (final) seems like a buggy beta to meh
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  4. #4


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    8.1.1 is not released yet. Forget it - it is not interesting really unless you are an enthusiast.

    Download the ISO (for 8.1 or 8 as you wish) from MS and then run windows update. Microsoft doesn't do rolling ISO of the latest version with patches applied. You download the RTM and then run Windows Update.

    I'd not get a dodgy download when you can get the official one direct from Microsoft assuming you have a legitimate key. If you don't have a key this is the wrong forum to ask about it.
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  5. #5


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    8.1.1 is not released yet. Forget it - it is not interesting really unless you are an enthusiast.

    Download the ISO (for 8.1 or 8 as you wish) from MS and then run windows update. Microsoft doesn't do rolling ISO of the latest version with patches applied. You download the RTM and then run Windows Update.

    I'd not get a dodgy download when you can get the official one direct from Microsoft assuming you have a legitimate key. If you don't have a key this is the wrong forum to ask about it.
    this is the whole issue I'm saying man. I have a genine key of windows 8 Pro EN-UK

    now when I enter it in the WindowsSetupBox, it says key is not valid. I figured because the key is for Windows 8 not Windows 8.1

    So I read online, and people suggest entering one of the default installation keys, when I do that, it accepts it, but then immediately tells me it cannot connect to the server, check your internet connectivity

    seems like the windows setup box is either bugged, or now only works with a retail windows 8.1 key not a windows 8 key
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    Did you look at the link above? You need the generic 8.1 key to install but not to activate.

    Of course I could be wrong as for some reason my key has somehow migrated from being OEM to retail. I initially had OEM 7 Pro then (paid for) upgrade to 7 Ultimate, then (paid for) upgrade to 8 Pro, then (free) to 8 pro + media center then clean installed 8.1.

    I'm not sure now if my Windows 8 key is retail or OEM to be honest.

    I'll have a look but I'm sure there are some threads here for OEM windows 8 users downloading 8.1 ISO.
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  7. #7


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Did you look at the link above? You need the generic 8.1 key to install but not to activate.

    Of course I could be wrong as for some reason my key has somehow migrated from being OEM to retail. I initially had OEM 7 Pro then (paid for) upgrade to 7 Ultimate, then (paid for) upgrade to 8 Pro, then (free) to 8 pro + media center then clean installed 8.1.

    I'm not sure now if my Windows 8 key is retail or OEM to be honest.

    I'll have a look but I'm sure there are some threads here for OEM windows 8 users downloading 8.1 ISO.
    my key is exactly like yours, I had 7 Pro before, then I purchased the upgrade for 14 USD

    using the Windows 8 setupbox, I am able to use that key to download Windows 8 ISO, but now with the newer setup box for Windows 8.1, it says key is not valid
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    Ah yes - you have to stop it and then restart - let me find the link...

    EDIT: This is what I used ... How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
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    There are no GA pro iso files. Even the msdn are still rtm.

    If you d/l via setupbox, that will download the installation files in .esd form, which do now contain the ga updates.

    If you have an 8.0 key, you need to run 8.0 setup first, using your 8.0 key. As soon as it starts to download, close it. Then run the 8.1 setupbox. It will continue and d/l the 8.1 installation media.You should get an option to create an iso from those files after they have downloaded.

    Apparently, there is new update coming in April. I expect that will be included in 8.1.1 or 8.2 or whatever they will call it setupbox download at some stage.
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  10. #10


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    forget it, im just gonna downloat the RTM off MDL forums

    thanks for trying to help everyone
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