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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create


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Thanks.

And yes, I let the installer create the partitions it needed.

QUESTION: Was the file supossed to weight 3.31GB?? Because other users downloaded a 3.61 GB ISO.. This has me a little bit worried to be honest. The computer works fine, except at first for a problem with the brightness settings, I couldn't turn the brightness up or down (but it fix itself a few minutes ago, weird).
 

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The size of the ISO file will vary depending on included languages and if it's 32-bit or 64-bit. :)
 

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I know, mine is 64-bit Single Language in Spanish. I guess the language has something to do with it. I'll just accept it, the computer works fine anyway..

My last thanks, this thread saved my ***.
 

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leexgx

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ok this tool is very useful to bad they don't slipstream the updates into the file windows 8.1 download (still 122 ish updates)

if the drive is say 1TB it can be good idea to spit it 50/50 so your OS stays at the faster part of the disk (own preference really
 

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ok this tool is very useful to bad they don't slipstream the updates into the file windows 8.1 download (still 122 ish updates)

if the drive is say 1TB it can be good idea to spit it 50/50 so your OS stays at the faster part of the disk (own preference really
They do update it periodically. They used to call them service packs, but now they call them Update. The current download included the Nov Update. When a new "update" package comes out it will likely be rolled into this download.
 

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leexgx

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ok this tool is very useful to bad they don't slipstream the updates into the file windows 8.1 download (still 122 ish updates)

if the drive is say 1TB it can be good idea to spit it 50/50 so your OS stays at the faster part of the disk (own preference really
They do update it periodically. They used to call them service packs, but now they call them Update. The current download included the Nov Update. When a new "update" package comes out it will likely be rolled into this download.
when i did a windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade (as that's what it is) all the updates was part of the ISO/ESD download install only had to do less then 2-3 updates
this one was 120 updates (makes sense as the ISO i norm get a close to , its ok on this system as it was a i5 8GB of ram but on annoying systems like AMD E to A6 it can take forever to do the updates more so the .net framework updates

i should have a look a slip streaming but need to maintain the auto activate thing as all system i deal with are UEFI keyed (not meet anyone mad enough to pay £100-170 for a retail windows 8-8.1 key)
 

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reden

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Hi peeps ! :D
Help I have a problem activating my windows 10.? but I'm planning to revert it back to my old OS. btw my computer is ASUS desktop pc M11AA with a pre installed window 8 SL. Is it ok to clean install directly to 8,1 or back to win 8 ? then use my product key ? And btw is there will be a problem if I use windows 8/8.1 or should still use window 8/8.1 single language ..hope you can help me on this
 

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Hi peeps ! :D
Help I have a problem activating my windows 10.? but I'm planning to revert it back to my old OS. btw my computer is ASUS desktop pc M11AA with a pre installed window 8 SL. Is it ok to clean install directly to 8,1 or back to win 8 ? then use my product key ? And btw is there will be a problem if I use windows 8/8.1 or should still use window 8/8.1 single language ..hope you can help me on this
If its the Single Language version you need to install the SL version or your key will be rejected. You can skip the installing 8.0 and upgrading to 8.1. Just install 8.1 SL, it will use your 8.0 SL key.
 

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reden

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thanks alphanumeric! question again! do you have recommended software to know my product key? i did download some but still not sure if its legit ! Thanks in advance :)
 

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View attachment 64455


so what do you think here is my key that is installed on my device ?
It looks like it just the regular Core version, not the Single Language version. Windows 8.1 (not Pro) should work. You'll now its the correct version when you don't get prompted for a key.
 

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reden

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but i checked my receipt where i bought the unit it says that the window is "8-SL" . I guess I'll have to call them tomorrow to verify from them. because right now i'm downloading the file for win 8-SL and its still 3%
 

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No need to verify, the info you posted is very specific, Windows 8 RTM Core, not SL.
 

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but i checked my receipt where i bought the unit it says that the window is "8-SL" . I guess I'll have to call them tomorrow to verify from them. because right now i'm downloading the file for win 8-SL and its still 3%
Ask Superfly, PM him or post in the showkey thread as see what he says?
 

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    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
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    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
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    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
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    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
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    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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Alpha and Ztruker are correct - the embedded key is standard Win 8 (Core) - The receipt you have may refer to a different key or it was issued incorrectly.

Had you had SL it would have shown this: Win 8 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM
 

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:thumb: Thank you for confirming.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
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Ztruker

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And thanks for a great tool!!!!
 

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    HP h2207
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    [email protected]
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    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
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    IBM
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    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives