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Looking for an easier way to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Looking for an easier way to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1


    Hi Everyone,

    I am interested in upgrading many computers to Windows 8.1 (from Windows 8). Ideally I would like to create an upgrade DVD, which is 'self running' and contains the required update files - Download Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based Systems (KB2919355) from Official Microsoft Download Center

    According to Microsoft (previous link) it is necessary to download several update files, and install them in a particular order. I would like to do away with this tedious method...

    Does anybody know if there is a disk that can simplify the upgrade?

    Thanks

    Davo

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can use the Windows 8.1 DVD to upgrade Windows 8.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi theog,

    Unfortunately the Windows 8.1 DVD method does not work with OEM computers - laptops in particular. The reason for this is that the license key is not written on OEM computers at all anymore. Instead the license is encrypted in the computers BIOS, so it is impossible to retrieve short of (possibly) calling the OEM (e.g.: Dell, HP, etc).

    Kind Regards,

    Davo
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    use the Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help to get the media you seek..
    And yes it works with your embedded oem key

    you can choose a "custom" clean install or "upgrade" your existing version
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  5. #5


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks KYHI, on it now. Your method is going to save me a lot of Bandwidth!
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