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Never thought I'd need win8.1 again - but...


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109
#1
Hi All,

Some months back I installed Ubuntu on my faithful old Acer V5, formerly win8.1-x64.

I now need to install 8.1 as some commercial software I use about twice a year only comes in windows flavor.

I have shrunk up the Partitions and made an 80G hole for windows, but now I cannot find an **official** download link for an 8.1 .iso. The only stuff I can find on msoft site uses the Media Creation tool for 8.1 and that also does not run under Wine. No real surprises there.

I have searched for about 40-minutes and found nothing for a genuine download. The few links I did find are all now dead.

So, can anyone help with a link to the .iso win8.1 download from the real microsoft site? I do not want to have to buy a cheap laptop just to run the windows software a few times a year.

As nothing has changed on the hardware side, a clean install should Activate OK. NOPE! Do NOT want win10. :D

Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V5
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Hard Drives
    240GB Sandisk SSD
    Internet Speed
    4G/LTE

KYHI

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#4
Thank You..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB
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109
#5
Download Official MS Windows & MS Office ISO's From TechBench
Thanks, but it will not run in Wine either.

I'll see if I can do the download at the local Library. It will mean sitting at the almost static screen for 1-1/2 hours.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V5
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    6GB
    Hard Drives
    240GB Sandisk SSD
    Internet Speed
    4G/LTE

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