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Recent content by Nalydyenlo

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    Transferring 8.1 pro 32-bit license to new 64-bit machine

    OK. I have a question. I'm upgrading from my old 32-bit machine to a new 64-bit machine with a completely different motherboard, processor etc. What I want to know is: If I download a 64-bit ISO and go about installing it on my new PC, will I be able to simply transfer the activation over from...
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    Will 8.1 update 1 be an optional update?

    Yeah, I guess it's gonna come automatically then (for those with auto-updates fully turned on). I read somewhere that it's a ~300MB package that will possibly take up to 45 minutes to install in the background. I also read that the changes it makes aren't that profound - boot straight to desktop...
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    Will 8.1 update 1 be an optional update?

    Damn, I was hoping 'twas going to be an optional update like win 7 service pack 1. I don't like the thought of my mom going to work on her newly re-vamped pc only to have it paralyzed for an hour or more while the update installs automatically. If you're right, I'd want to call over in the mean...
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    Will 8.1 update 1 be an optional update?

    Thanks for the quick reply, Brink. That's good to know. The 8 to 8.1 update was like a whole re-install whereas this one I guess will be more like a service pack that we can install at our leisure, am I right? It's just that when I saw posts about leaked ISOs etc., I thought it was going to be a...
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    Will 8.1 update 1 be an optional update?

    I just successfully upgraded my mom's XP machine to Win 8.1 cause of Microsoft's end-of-support for the old OS. It took the best part of a day backing up her files, installing and activating and then setting up new software on the new OS. It's not something I'd want to do again in a hurry and...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    I'll still have the Vista Home Premium that the PC shipped with from the factory. I'm using it now and I kinda like it. Thread solved!:party:
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    Nah, seems a bit extreme. After all, when I think about it, I did quite well. I got two OS's for the price of one - a fully legit OEM Windows Vista and as some would argue, a not so legit Windows 8 (even though it's permanently activated and seems genuine!) Plus ,the PC's specs themselves are...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    Yeah, I've heard it's pretty sluggish. Wouldn't do any harm to put it on a second partition and have a dual boot setup though. Microsoft doesn't have any option to upgrade from Vista for free do they? Now that'd be sweet. EDIT: ...sweet, but totally unnecessary as I already have 8.1!:sarc:
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    I'm not going to return it now. I've had it for months and I'm quite happy with it. I'm just a bit miffed that I won't be able to activate a clean install of 8.1 if ever I have to. It's not a huge big deal really - I've just discovered it has a hidden vista recovery partition and that a factory...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    Are you kidding, it's got awesome specs!;)
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    I'm not trying to cheat the system. I have a valid activated copy of win 8.1 which I purchased at a shop with a PC. I remember the guy at the shop showing me that the activation was valid and permanent. I then upgraded for free from 8. I only found out a few weeks after that the key installed on...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    Which, as I admitted in my last post, I don't have!
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    I wanna come clean. I don't have a Microsoft account and there was never any e-mail with a product key. Technically, I didn't buy Windows at all - my PC is second hand and I got it with Windows 8 + wmc activated (at the local pawn shop). The sticker on the case says that Vista was the original...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    OK, thanks all. I guess that's as definitive an answer as I'm going to get. Shame! I downloaded that retail ISO for nothing. Was hoping there'd be some kind of a workaround. I can always back up my activated copy of win 8.1 anyway using disk imaging software, but it's not an ideal solution. To...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8 WMC key...

    Is this possible? I think I already asked a question like this in another thread but I couldn't get a straight answer. I know you can activate a clean install of win 8.1 with a win 8 product key but you see, I don't have one - I only have the WMC upgrade key that got installed over it when the...