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Win 8.1 clean install

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1.1

    Win 8.1 clean install


    Spent hours trying to access a Win 8.1 iso to enable a clean install. Tried all info noted in the forums with no luck. Finally decided to do a Win 8 clean install and upgrade through the store. So far so good with Win 8 iso, then updates, then currently downloading the 8.1 store update. Plans are to apply all of the current 8.1 updates and then save as a Macrium image. No other software or programs to be applied to the image. 4.5 hours and counting.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Excellent idea!

    4.5 hours and counting.
    Ouch!
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I upgraded through the Store & did all Windows Updates & everything worked good.
    Even 8.1.1 {8.1 update 1 & others up to date}

    No problems.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1.1


    Finished update to 8.1. Now to save image. 5.5 hours total
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  5. #5


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Will the installer recognize if the drive is completely blank with no NTFS or any sort of file system?
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