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Need help upgrading Win8[OEM] to Win 8.1

  1. #11


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    try your luck and see what you get - we all use the official MS download as we all know it works and activates..

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  2. #12


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    That link in my post has trial iso will it activate itself after upgrading?.I don't want to use Microsoft provided sources for iso download
    How would we know unless we downloaded and installed from that link? I'm not going to do it, that's for sure. almost everybody here is going to use the official link as it's the safest possible option.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Downloading from an unofficial source runs the risk of the ISO being modified or tampered with in a very bad way.
    Alright thanks
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    That link in my post has trial iso will it activate itself after upgrading?.I don't want to use Microsoft provided sources for iso download
    Why? That makes no sense at all. Why would you want to download from anywhere other then a Microsoft site?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    That link in my post has trial iso will it activate itself after upgrading?.I don't want to use Microsoft provided sources for iso download
    Why? That makes no sense at all. Why would you want to download from anywhere other then a Microsoft site?
    it takes ages to download with that media creation tool,however i still used it and it got stuck after 3 hours at 15% with no ETA
    that is the reason i am considering that direct link from getintopc, someone has recommended it here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5857470?tstart=0 and got it working.That website seems fine to me,the only doubt is will it get activated or not...I think i will give it a try
    Thanks
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  6. #16


    Is it the right version to be downloaded for windows 8 single language 64bit ? Windows 8.1 OEM Core Single Language 64 Bit Download
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  7. #17


    It worked!
    First of all i checked sha1 and md5 with the legit ISO on MSDN and it was exactly the same,so i think this iso is untouched,So I proceeded further made a bootable usb and started installing but it started asking for windows 8.1 product key.So i looked up online and found a method in which you have to make a ei.cfg in /sources,it stopped asking for key and proceeded to installing a trial, when it asked for a key on startup , I entered the OEM key which i found by using a program called "produkey" and it was activated
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  8. #18


    Way to go, glad you got it all working.
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