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installing Windows 8.1 Pro

  1. #11


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


    And then you made full system backup so you don't have ever to go thru all that again if system goes belly up.
    2 actually.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    Download any version and use your windows 8 product key
    That download will let you install and activate Windows 8.1 with Windows 8.0 or 8.1 keys. No need to install 8.0 and upgrade. Just download and install 8.1 Pro and activate with your 8.0 key or 8.1 key. I'd use the 8.0 key. Then save the 8.1 key for another PC.
    Thanks to alphanumeric and all of you for your help !!! You were all helpful in me finally installing and activating Windows 8.1 Pro successfully on my PC! Ive read so may post on several sites that made it seem like their was or is a couple hundred ways to get from point A to B downloading, installing and activating Windows 8 Pro on my PC and then upgrading to Windows 8.1 Pro!! It all got very confusing until I got to this thread and thanks to the comments from you guys all of a sudden it got clear and simple that I installed it still thinking its not going to work cant be that simple changed the product key to my Retail key hit activate and and excuse my language Ill be damn it worked! Up and running! LOL! I guess it all depends on how something as simple as someones wording can make all the difference in the world! PS To be honest to all you here Ive had 2 Brain Surgeries that unfortunately had an effect on my ability to process things so thats on me but I want to say thanks to you guys here helping me see through the maze! Now Ill work on a full system backup make a recovery disk so I wont have to go though setting up everything again like the OS, Drivers personal settings and such! Thanks again Bill B
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Your very welcome..
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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  5. #15


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Glad we could help.
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  6. #16


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


    Glad you got it resolved.

    Ive had 2 Brain Surgeries that unfortunately had an effect on my ability to process things
    Sorry about your brain.

    I'm on medication that affects my memory.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Glad you got it resolved.

    Ive had 2 Brain Surgeries that unfortunately had an effect on my ability to process things
    Sorry about your brain.

    I'm on medication that affects my memory.
    After 2 brain surgeries I get a lot of that memory loss too and it gets intimidating! Thanks again for your help its up and running and activated! I m a big fan of Windows 7 so it will stay on my other Rig, but Ill be checking out Windows 10 Preview soon already got my curiosity going on it! Happy New Year to all! Bill B
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  8. #18


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I suffer from chronic pain and years of taking various pain meds have impacted my thinking process. Even more so when I'm taking them regularly. Even when I'm not taking them I have short term memory issues. To do lists in my pocket are the norm now. If my wife sends me out for errands I have to make a list or I will forget something. I'm only 56. Not really looking forward to my golden years.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I suffer from chronic pain and years of taking various pain meds have impacted my thinking process. Even more so when I'm taking them regularly. Even when I'm not taking them I have short term memory issues. To do lists in my pocket are the norm now. If my wife sends me out for errands I have to make a list or I will forget something. I'm only 56. Not really looking forward to my golden years.

    I can honestly Feel your Pain! I deal with the pain everyday from the 2 brain surgeries and of course anything you have Brain surgery much less 3 one aneurism the 12 days later a blood clot formed the size of a tennis ball!! No exzaduration the it actually smash down on my brain on the right side because it had no where to go and it was very intimidating to see that image on a Catscan seriously pushed it down about 4inches or more so that had to take and open my brain back up and suck the clot out, took 6 months for it to epand to its original form but the damage was done by then so its affected my cognitive thinking skills in several was thinking forgetfulness everything! Physically as well balance, symptoms of Parkinson desease balance this is been going on for 9 years now and unfortunayly everything started going wrong ! I guess when you F with your brain of couse your body is under its control so its pretty much took my health! Very humbling considering this happened at age 50 now Im 59 andhanging on! Now they found things like Diverticulitus, Celiacs disease, Had 3 strokes, one heart attack and back from the starting gate they found 6 new aneurism,s 5 in my abdomen and one or my aorta in my neck and 2 of them are borderline dangerous because of their size! I know this is not a medical forum in the middle of a forum for Computer system,s hardware and software dicussiong so sorry for the Rant " But just for respect I posted this to make anyone see,e my post and the content and discussion I post seems confusing coming from me if you have read this post you can understand how I can be confusing to you guys explaining my computer and software related problems! So thanks for your help Im hard headed so Ill be back if I need some help! LOL Happy New Year! PS Brain Surgery can make you a little stupid but Ill take stupid over DEAD any day!
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    There are some days that I just won't go online to any forums. I tend to get short tempered and irritable if I've had high pain levels for an extended period. That's when I may reply to something that I would normally just bite my tongue and ignore. Then I end up having to apologize for something I said out of character. I hate it when that happens.
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