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8.0 upgraded to 8.1 with system restore problems

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    8.1 Pro with Media Center/ 7 Home Premium

    8.0 upgraded to 8.1 with system restore problems


    I installed 8.0 with the factory disk and for awhile the option to "refresh your pc" worked perfectly. However after the 8.1 update, I get a message stating to insert the 8.1 disk and it won't work with my regular 8.0 disk. I don't have an 8.1 disk. Is there a way to download an iso and use that to refresh the pc then use the original 8.0 key? I usually try to restore every 6 months because it's a habit I have had since 7. Usually my windows works fine but I run low on SSD space and it's easier to erase and restart everytime.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You will need to buy the DVD.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center


    If your computer came with Windows 8.0 then the only way I know is you will have to buy the DVD.
    But if you installed Windows 8.0 your self then you can go here to see how to get the DVD ISO: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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    8.1 Pro with Media Center/ 7 Home Premium


    Another unrelated question... I went back to windows 7 because of too many random driver problems and other stuff that pissed me off. I was trying to install 8 PRO with the serial I purchased from microsoft but it says this serial cant work when i try to activate. Any ideas? It takes my Media Center upgrade serial but it says i have to activate the pro version first. I'm using VMWare Workstation 10. With windows 7 there was a way to call in and re-activate. But i can't seem to find that option
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8.0 upgraded to 8.1 with system restore problems
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