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Clean install Win 8.1 update1 on preinstalled Win 8 Laptop

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    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Single Langauge 64-bit

    Clean install Win 8.1 update1 on preinstalled Win 8 Laptop


    Intro: Hello Eight Forums! Been lurking in this forum for a long time. I haven't made an account because when I found a thread it usually solves my problem right away which shows how great this community is! But now I think I have a specific problem I want resolved so I made an account to post this. So FIRST POST! (please be gentle)

    Situation: I have a Lenovo Y410P laptop with an OEM preinstalled Windows 8 Single Language (64bit).

    Two essential questions:
    Is there any ISO I can find to do a clean installation of Windows 8.1 with Update 1 (64bit)?
    Will I be able to activate it using OEM key integrated in the laptop?

    Thank you in advance.

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  2. #2


    Yes be sure to download the Single language version. Get your system driver from the Lenovo Support website, and yes your OEM embedded key will work as long as you install the same version Core, Pro or single language (option one) Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create be sure to select the single language version.
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Single Langauge 64-bit


    Thank you for the quick reply! Does it already have the update 1 integrated though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by excel0 View Post
    Thank you for the quick reply! Does it already have the update 1 integrated though?
    yes
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Single Langauge 64-bit


    Hello again. So I tried Option One in the thread.
    I chose English (United States), Windows 8.1 Single Language and 64-bit (x64). Clicked next.
    Then ISO file and didn't change the file name. Clicked next.

    It started the download process but after a few seconds said:
    "Download did not complete successfully"
    "The download task did not complete"
    "The data is invalid"

    What entry could I have possibly entered incorrectly?
    I even downloaded the application again from Microsoft's site but it had the same error.
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  6. #6


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


    My thoughts.

    When I installed win 10 preview I just downloaded the iso & extracted it to a folder & copied the contents to a usb drive{fat32} & clicked on the setup.exe it contained.

    I didn't need a product key.

    Can this method be used with 8.1 iso ? Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

    media has to be created on a windows 7 pc or better
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Single Langauge 64-bit


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

    media has to be created on a windows 7 pc or better
    Quote Originally Posted by excel0 View Post
    Situation: I have a Lenovo Y410P laptop with an OEM preinstalled Windows 8 Single Language (64bit).
    yes
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    I just tried it (again) and it worked fine for me. I did exactly what Brink's tutorial, Option One, directed.

    English-US
    Windows 8.1 Single Language
    64 bit.
    Selected ISO

    Where were you downloading to? I'd recommend somewhere on your local hard drive, not an external or USB.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Home Single Langauge 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Where were you downloading to? I'd recommend somewhere on your local hard drive, not an external or USB.
    The Desktop.
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