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Need help upgrading Win8[OEM] to Win 8.1

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    Need help upgrading Win8[OEM] to Win 8.1


    Hi,
    I have a HP laptop and i wanted to upgrade it to windows 8.1 ,i wanted to know if media creation tool will download a personalized version of "windows 8.1 single language" which is unique for my laptop or it is going to be a regular windows 8.1 single language ISO.I am asking this as my internet is too slow for downloading it in one shot,as i think it doesn't have resume capability and if its not unique if i install Windows 8.1 single language acquired from other sources ,after installation will it be like i installed from media creation tool ,will it be legit?

    Thank You
    Last edited by Lazer1911; 06 Jul 2015 at 09:23.

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    It will a regular Windows 8.1 Single Language.

    See here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    It will a regular Windows 8.1 Single Language.

    See here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    Reply isn't clear enough, will the windows activate itself if I don't use official sources for iso download? (installing win8.1 single language over preinstalled win8 single language)
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    Yes, it will.
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    Thanks alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    It will a regular Windows 8.1 Single Language.

    See here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    Reply isn't clear enough, will the windows activate itself if I don't use official sources for iso download? (installing win8.1 single language over preinstalled win8 single language)
    That is an "Official Source" by the way. The mediacreationtool is written and owned by Microsoft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    It will a regular Windows 8.1 Single Language.

    See here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    Reply isn't clear enough, will the windows activate itself if I don't use official sources for iso download? (installing win8.1 single language over preinstalled win8 single language)
    That is an "Official Source" by the way. The mediacreationtool is written and owned by Microsoft.
    I found this website will this iso work and activate it self?
    Windows 8.1 OEM Core Single Language 64 Bit Download
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    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.
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    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
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