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I want to rebuild 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    win 8.1 PRO

    I want to rebuild 8.1


    I have same issue. I believe my system may be corrupted so I want to rebuild 8.1. I bought Win8 from Microsoft and was delivered from Arvato digital. I also bought the win 8 DVD ISO from them so I have a copy. I then upgraded to win8.1 via windows store on computer. But of course I do not KNOW what the new KEY is and cannot get a fresh download of a 8.1 ISO. This fix you suggest, unless I am doing something wrong doesn't work anymore because now if you cancel the 8 download and try to start a 8.1 download it will ask for a valid 8.1 key, which Microsoft did not give me when I upgraded from the window store. Is there a way around this situation MS has me in?? Thx in advance for the assistance!! Can I find out what my VALID assigned window store 8.1 key is?? i REALLY DO NOT WANT TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO WIN 8 AND COME FORWARD!! Please advise!!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello flowjoe,

    If you like, you can still use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 product key. It includes the older 6.3.9600.16415 version of the WindowsSetupBox.exe from Microsoft for download that allows you to. Microsoft doesn't have it available on their site anymore, but I kept a copy available for everyone.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    win 8.1 PRO


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello flowjoe,

    If you like, you can still use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 product key. It includes the older 6.3.9600.16415 version of the WindowsSetupBox.exe from Microsoft for download that allows you to. Microsoft doesn't have it available on their site anymore, but I kept a copy available for everyone.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    Thanks that will be useful I fear though that I may be hosed as I have just realized that I am running 8.1 PRO and have been running PRO at 8.0. My key is a 8.0 PRO RETAIL KEY. I don't believe Microsoft provides download support of this fashion for PRO and never did!! Oh well. IF you have any skinny on 8.1 PRO I'd be obliged...otherwise thanks anyway!! Peace,
    Joe
    PS question...are the ISO's the same just the pro stuff gets pulled if the key is valid?? Seems someone told me that in the past and I forgot!! Please advise!!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's fine. The key you enter during installation is what determines if Windows 8.1 (core) or Windows 8.1 Pro gets installed.
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