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  1. #230


    Wolves, England
    Posts : 143
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64


    Hi Shawn,

    Just wondering if you could give me a bit of guidance here, if there's a way around this. I downloaded the 8 Pro x64 ISO using the 'Upgrade with just a product key' method and installed 8 Pro on a VM. I was having trouble getting Update 1 installed after upgrading to 8.1 and finally decided to do away with the VM and install 8 on my SSD as a dual boot with my 7 x64 Pro install.

    I decided to use the SetupBox method to get UPdate 1 rolled in, but now when I run the 'Upgrade with just a product key' Setup it takes me straight to the 'Create bootable media' page, presumably because I've already downloaded it. Of course, I don't have the option of stopping the download at 0% and then running SetupBox as a result.

    If there's no workaround for this I'll just install 8 Pro to my SSD and upgrade the long way!

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  2. #231


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Boozad, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yep, that would be from your previous ISO download.

    You can delete these two hidden folders below to be able to start fresh and enter your product key to download a new ISO file.

    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup

    AND

    C:\ESD\Windows

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #232


    Wolves, England
    Posts : 143
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64


    Thanks as always Shawn, I'll do this tonight when I'm back from work and report back.
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  4. #233


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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  5. #234


    Wolves, England
    Posts : 143
    Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 VM | Win 10TP x64


    It worked of course Shawn. Thanks once again mate, 8.1 Update downloading now and the dual boot should be set up soon.
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  6. #235


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Boozad.
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  7. #236


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Confirmed! The aforementioned ISO installs ver. 17031 and the 'Tuesday Patches' brings the kernel ver. to 17085.
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  8. #237


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Interesting. It won't let me d/l using 8.0 key setupbox thing.
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  9. #238


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Simon,

    Are you using the Windows8-Setup.exe file for it?

    I've noticed some of the folks had their Windows 8 key blocked for whatever reason (ex: needed phone activation), and had to use a different one.
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  10. #239


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Update:
    - Clean install seems to go smoother and faster every time,
    - Updates install faster,
    - Extended Disk Cleanup goes quicker.
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