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Solved Where is the download stored of windows 8.1


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Hi I have downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 using the App store. Everything went well, no problems. During the install one of the messages said that you could backup the download.But I can't find where it has been stored. Does this mean that if I need to do a re-install I would have to use the Windows 8 DVD and then re download 8.1 ?
 

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TimK

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I would also like to know if the download is saveable. I'm on a limited download connection and have 2 windows 8 licences so I would like to only do this the once, and know where it is before I start.
 

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thiagobs

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I just finished downloading it from Windows Store and got the message that I need to restart my computer..
Looks like the installer is saved on C:\$Windows.~BT
 

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Dirty Butter

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I just finished downloading it from Windows Store and got the message that I need to restart my computer..
Looks like the installer is saved on C:\$Windows.~BT
I upgraded to 8.1 without issues, but tried the setup.exe in the $Window.~BT folder to see if I would be able to use that directory for a future re-install, if needed.

The setup opened to the blue Windows rectangle, but after a few moments I had an error message saying the install could not continue and to try rebooting and try again. So I won't be fooling with this again for fear of messing up my good install.
 

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