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Clean install 8.1 64 bit on homebuilt machine with OEM key

  1. #11


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8 Pro


    I could never get that trick to work for me either.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    edit:

    How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link
    Last edited by genet; 11 Nov 2014 at 05:42.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Don't click on the Install Windows 8.1 and don't download the OSGS14-WindowsSetupBox-32bitand64bit-English-4141408.exe file.
    very confusing ,
    if I don't have to do this ,then I don't have another option, and all your links do is go to another tutorial ,why not post the link to the site it takes you to when you click on the correct link to put in your windows key
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  4. #14


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    edit:

    How to download Windows 8.1 installation media? -> link
    Last edited by genet; 11 Nov 2014 at 05:43.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I did to my best ,and still only get to a site to install win8,as soon as I click on to choose country ,and I don't want to install ,and I don't even need to download,i have all the iso from an old msdn acct ,just want to see how it works so I can show others ,thanks

    edit - I can get the windowssetupbox,exe to work but only if I put in a win8.1 key
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  6. #16


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    If you still have the hidden folders below on your computer from the Windows 8/8.1 Upgrade Assistant, then you will see step 7 in OPTION TWO below instead.

    You can delete these two hidden folders below to be able to enter your product key and download a new ISO file.

    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup

    AND

    C:\ESD\Windows
    And then again: 1. - 8.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    If you still have the hidden folders below on your computer from the Windows 8/8.1 Upgrade Assistant, then you will see step 7 in OPTION TWO below instead.

    You can delete these two hidden folders below to be able to enter your product key and download a new ISO file.

    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup

    AND

    C:\ESD\Windows
    And then again: 1. - 8.
    ok,
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