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  1. #1

    upgrade to windows 8.1


    hi everyone

    I am trying to upgrade to 8.1 and i have manually tried to download update KB2917499 which is missing in my updates, I have KB2871389 already installed.

    When I try to download KB2917499 it tells me this (see attached) can anyone please help.

    regards calmatClick image for larger version

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    I assume you trying to upgrade windows 8 to windows 8.1 ??

    there is no longer any need to install windows 8 - just opt to install windows 8.1
    Windows 8.1 will activate using windows 8 or 8.1 keys..

    you can download and create windows 8.1 media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    to upgrade windows 8 or clean install windows 8.1
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  3. #3


    hello KYHI

    thanks for reply.

    I still do not understand how to download 8.1, when I try to download it from the store it is telling me

    WINDOWS 8.1 THIS APPLICATION WASN`T INSTALLED

    how do I create my own installation media.

    regards calmat
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  4. #4


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by calmat View Post
    hello KYHI

    thanks for reply.

    I still do not understand how to download 8.1, when I try to download it from the store it is telling me

    WINDOWS 8.1 THIS APPLICATION WASN`T INSTALLED

    how do I create my own installation media.

    regards calmat
    Go to here Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help and select Create Media and follow the instructions.
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  5. #5


    hi walter
    I have found how to create media, does this mean this will create a copy of windows 8.1 which i can install on my machine.

    regards calmat
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  6. #6


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by calmat View Post
    hi walter
    I have found how to create media, does this mean this will create a copy of windows 8.1 which i can install on my machine.

    regards calmat
    AS far as I am aware yes, don't forget you need to burn a image to a DVD or a USB flash drive.
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  7. #7


    hi everyone

    thank you all very much for your help, very much appreciated

    regards calmat
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  8. #8


    hi everyone

    I have now used create media to create a copy of windows 8.1, it has now finished downloading on to a flash drive and is saying that it is ready, but the problem is that it is saying that i need a PRODUCT KEY. Does this mean that i cannot use this
    download of 8.1.

    regards calmat
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  9. #9


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


    Post a screenshot please.

    edit-

    It should read the key embedded in the bios.
    To the best of my knowledge.
    It has always read mine.
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  10. #10


    hello david

    what would you like to see a screenshot of,
    everything is now on flash drive

    regards calmat
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