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Preinstalled Windows 8.1 but installed windows 8

  1. #41


    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Those KB files are not running

    it says "The update is not appicable to your computer"
    Did you install the updates listed in the install instructions on the link I provided first?
    yeah i have just gone through it it says system req : win 8.1 ?

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  3. #43


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Maybe someone else can answer if OEM version is different from Core version and if the key will work. I have never had to go through this myself and honestly don't know.

    OEM license is built in BIOS right? so it has nothing to do with hard disk wipe?
    Right, the license key is there, just have to get 8.1 installed and it should see it.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Those KB files are not running

    it says "The update is not appicable to your computer"
    Did you install the updates listed in the install instructions on the link I provided first?
    yeah i have just gone through it it says system req : win 8.1 ?
    No, under the install instructions it list specifically some updates you must apply to Windows 8, before you can upgrade to 8.1. This is also why the 8.1 upgrade is not showing up in the store. After you install those updates, proceed to upgrade from the store, or from the file you downloaded manually from the link.
    The KB in step 3 specifically, installing KB2919442 before anything else:



      1. To start the download, click the Download button and then do one of the following, or select another language from Change Language and then click Change.
        • Click Run to start the installation immediately.
        • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.

      2. These KB's must be installed in the following order: clearcompressionflag.exe, KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2959977, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2934018.
      3. KB2919442 is a prerequisite for Windows 8.1 Update and should be installed before attempting to install KB2919355

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  5. #45


    Option : 2 - Failed

    i have to get image file of win 8.1 core now
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  6. #46


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Option : 2 - Failed

    i have to get image file of win 8.1 core now
    Did you install KB2919442 first?
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  7. #47


    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post

    Did you install the updates listed in the install instructions on the link I provided first?
    yeah i have just gone through it it says system req : win 8.1 ?
    Click image for larger version

    No, under the install instructions it list specifically some updates you must apply to Windows 8, before you can upgrade to 8.1. This is also why the 8.1 upgrade is not showing up in the store. After you install those updates, proceed to upgrade from the store, or from the file you downloaded manually from the link.
    The KB in step 3 specifically, installing KB2919442 before anything else:



      1. To start the download, click the Download button and then do one of the following, or select another language from Change Language and then click Change.
        • Click Run to start the installation immediately.
        • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.

      2. These KB's must be installed in the following order: clearcompressionflag.exe, KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2959977, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2934018.
      3. KB2919442 is a prerequisite for Windows 8.1 Update and should be installed before attempting to install KB2919355

    Click image for larger version
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  8. #48


    Quote Originally Posted by lastof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ravitejabhukya View Post
    Option : 2 - Failed

    i have to get image file of win 8.1 core now
    Did you install KB2919442 first?
    Click image for larger version
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  9. #49


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Yea, you have to go through the upgrade process from 8 or else get ISO. Nobody here can or will recommend torrent. Again, the people you bought it from should provide that. I would scream bloody murder until they did.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 151
    Win8 Pro


    I'm sorry, my mistake, this is a Win 8.1 update, and I'm not sure which update to Window 8, allows you to successfully upgrade to 8.1

    So, instead, allow Windows 8 to install all of its updates automatically through Windows update. After 8 is fully updated, you should then be able to proceed with upgrading to 8.1, and those updates should make the 8.1 upgrade appear in the store, or via windows update. The link and downloads I supplied seem to be targeted at a pre-existing 8.1 installation, and I apologize, for in my haste to help, I didn't put 2 and 2 together until now.

    Allow Win 8 to update completely - this is required. Then upgrade to 8.1. Use your product key when prompted for activation.
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