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  1. #380


    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This is the download to have IMHO.
    Okay, that's the confirmation for me

    Pro is a Windows 8.1 add-on feature isn't it? I read in the tutorials given for clean install that it can only be added as a feature.

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  2. #381


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    This is the download to have IMHO.
    Okay, that's the confirmation for me

    Pro is a Windows 8.1 add-on feature isn't it? I read in the tutorials given for clean install that it can only be added as a feature.
    No, you can clean install Pro or Core. Media Center can only be added though Add Features though. I normally clean install 8.1 Pro using my TechNet ISO and Pro TechNet key. The TechNet ISO's are multi edition and can install Core or Pro depending on what key you enter. If you enter a Pro key you get Pro, enter a Core key and you get Core. As near as I can tell Retail DVD's work the same way. My TechNet keys are listed as retail keys.

    Core can be upgraded to Pro though Add Features without having to have a DVD. The files are already there, the Pro features are installed and unlocked when you enter the Pro key. No download needed, as far as I know. You can only add Media Center to Pro. That's why I ended up upgrading to Pro and then adding Media Center this time around.

    I have custom install thumb drives for each PC. I add a PID.txt file so that 8.1 Pro is installed without me having to enter a key. I also add the OEM info and logo for the System screen.
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  3. #382


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Got it cleared, Kerry

    Thanks a lot!
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  4. #383


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It wouldn't use my Sandisk thumb drive though. I think its because they are set as fixed disk instead of removable media. It was a 8 GB thumb drive. I then tried one of my 4 GB Kingstone drives but it reported it as too small. I ended up using an 8 GB Kinstone Dat Traveler drive.
    One more doubt , was 4gb not enough for creating bootable flash drive, should I get a 8gb stick instead?
    Also, how come removable pen drive became fixed drive , is that something that can be changed manually from Windows?
    Last edited by visruth; 07 Nov 2014 at 16:35.
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  5. #384


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


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It wouldn't use my Sandisk thumb drive though. I think its because they are set as fixed disk instead of removable media. It was a 8 GB thumb drive. I then tried one of my 4 GB Kingstone drives but it reported it as too small. I ended up using an 8 GB Kinstone Dat Traveler drive.
    One more doubt to be cleared, I could make out that for you, 4gb was not enough for creating bootable flash drive?
    Also, how come removable pen drive became fixed drive all of a sudden, is that something that can be changed manually from Windows?
    Yes, it wouldn't let me use a 4 GB drive, I've seen that before. 8.0 fits on a 4 GB drive but 8.1 won't. You need to go to the next size up 8 GB or bigger.

    So far its only my new Sandisk thumb drives that show up as fixed. I have no idea why Sandisk did this though. There is a bit set in the thumb drives firmware. I haven't found a way to change it. The Windows 7 DVD download tool won't use them either because of this. My Kingston drives show up as removable media and work fine.
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  6. #385


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Okay I'll go ahead and try downloading the ISO and create a bootable flash drive. I'll have to get 8gb one.
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  7. #386


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


    Some of them may fit on a 4 GB drive. Looking at the file sizes I would have thought they all would fit on a 4 GB drive? The 32 bit ISO's are only about 2.6 GB and the 64 bit ISO's are a little under 3.4 GB. The one I created shows 3.19 GB used, so its a mystery to me why a 4 GB drive wasn't big enough? The message I got was that a 4 GB or bigger drive was required, try another drive. The formatted capacity would have been a little under 4 GB. The ones I usually use for my installs are 16 GB anyway so I haven't worried about it much. With 16 GB I can add all my drivers and some other programs like Office etc.
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  8. #387


    India
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    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Ok Kerry, I'll try with 8gb , also I can download, save all the drivers from my HP support site on to it too. Thank you
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  9. #388


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    I read in this article that you'll need to choose the same language when you install Windows 8.1, I can't find English-India language in the drop-down menu, which English should I select then, any idea?

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  10. #389


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Ok Kerry, I'll try with 8gb , also I can download, save all the drivers from my HP support site on to it too. Thank you
    If it has the room yes. I just put a drivers folder on mine and put them in that folder. For my PC's its only one or two drivers. The stock drivers are fine for most of my hardware.
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