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  1. #320


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I can download the windows 8 with my win8pro upgrade key. I've tried stopping at 0%, 1% even 2%. Still the 8.1 asks for a key.

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  2. #321


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    I just tested with a retail Windows 8 Pro key, and it still works for me.

    Did you use the WindowsSetupBox.exe file download from step 2?

    In step 1, you would only want to download the Windows8-Setup.exe file from the "Install Windows 8" button. The "Install Windows 8.1" option at Microsoft's site no longer will let you do OPTION ONE, so that's why I provided the older version in step 2 that still works.
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  3. #322


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    There's the step I missed! Thank you Brink, it's downloading 8.1 now.
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  4. #323


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  5. #324


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bybwn View Post
    Please help, I've tried many times, cleaned out the hidden files, and every time the 8.1 setup still asks for a key. It doesn't automatically continues with the download.
    If you started with an 8.0 key and are trying the trick to also get the 8.1 ISO, I think Microsoft killed it. To get the 8.1 ISO I think you have to actually enter an 8.1 key now.
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  6. #325


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bybwn View Post
    Please help, I've tried many times, cleaned out the hidden files, and every time the 8.1 setup still asks for a key. It doesn't automatically continues with the download.
    If you started with an 8.0 key and are trying the trick to also get the 8.1 ISO, I think Microsoft killed it. To get the 8.1 ISO I think you have to actually enter an 8.1 key now.
    Nar, Option One still works, but you have to use the old file version from step 2 for Windows 8.1 instead of the newer version at Microsoft.
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  7. #326


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bybwn View Post
    Please help, I've tried many times, cleaned out the hidden files, and every time the 8.1 setup still asks for a key. It doesn't automatically continues with the download.
    If you started with an 8.0 key and are trying the trick to also get the 8.1 ISO, I think Microsoft killed it. To get the 8.1 ISO I think you have to actually enter an 8.1 key now.
    Nar, Option One still works, but you have to use the old file version from step 2 for Windows 8.1 instead of the newer version at Microsoft.
    Ah, OK, I see a link for the old file, I didn't think you could get that anymore. The tutorial has been updated since I last looked at it. My bad.
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  8. #327


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, luckily I still had a copy of the old file.
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  9. #328


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, luckily I still had a copy of the old file.
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  10. #329


    How can I choose whether to download 32bit or 64 bit version with the first procedure?

    Please help.

    EDIT: I read that to get 64bit setup I must run this in 64bit windows. but I have 32bit windows installed. How can I get 64bit version?
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