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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

  1. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatBoy View Post
    6.11.13 - I have two questions I am hoping someone might clarify.

    #1) I have a W8x64Pro.iso file and the product key that allowed me to download the file from MS. (I also have a MS DVD backup disk that clearly states the disk contains Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional.) As yet, I have not burned the .iso file to make a bootable DVD. I want to install the W8P OS with UEFI support. My motherboard supports UEFI (ASUS P8z77-v).
    The various 8F.com tutorials on W8 installation seem to suggest in order to install W8 w/UEFI the installation media must be a USB device. Q: Is my statement correct or in-correct?

    #2) Q: On the 8Fs.com installation tutorials, when discussing an upgrade for W8, is the upgrade in question an upgrade *from XP,Vista,W7 to W8; or is it an upgrade from W8 to W8 Professional?

    My objective is to install W8P with UEFI support and various productivity applications to a new SSD.
    thank you.
    Hello BigFatBoy,

    Q1) Creating a UEFI USB flash drive would be the best way to install 64-bit Windows 8 with UEFI, but you could use a DVD.
    Q2) If you like, you could do a clean install with Windows 8 instead.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Jun 2013 at 20:03. Reason: added quote

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  2. #31


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You can install in efi mode using dvd.

    Usually upgrade means from an earlier os.
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  3. #32


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    BigFatBoy,

    If you used OPTION ONE to download the ISO, then you should be able to use OPTION TWO to then be able to burn a UEFI DVD at step 8. The ISO file created in OPTION TWO can also be used in the future to burn UEFI DVDs or USBs with.

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  4. #33

    a RE-DO of my earlier post... (see below)


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatBoy View Post
    6.11.13 - I have two questions I am hoping someone might clarify.

    #1) I have a W8x64Pro.iso file and the product key that allowed me to download the file from MS. (I also have a MS DVD backup disk that clearly states the disk contains Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional.) As yet, I have not burned the .iso file to make a bootable DVD. I want to install the W8P OS with UEFI support. My motherboard supports UEFI (ASUS P8z77-v).
    The various 8F.com tutorials on W8 installation seem to suggest in order to install W8 w/UEFI the installation media must be a USB device. Q: Is my statement correct or in-correct?

    #2) Q: On the 8Fs.com installation tutorials, when discussing an upgrade for W8, is the upgrade in question an upgrade *from XP,Vista,W7 to W8; or is it an upgrade from W8 to W8 Professional?

    My objective is to install W8P with UEFI support and various productivity applications to a new SSD.
    thank you.
    Hello BigFatBoy,

    Q1) Creating a UEFI USB flash drive would be the best way to install 64-bit Windows 8 with UEFI, but you could use a DVD.
    Q2) If you like, you could do a clean install with Windows 8 instead.
    Hope this helps, :)
    Shawn
    --------------------------------------------------------

    Shawn,
    I am going to proceed by using your response to my original Q1. With that in mind;

    I again downloaded my W8Px64 Upgrade-2-W8P from Microsoft a few days ago. I then choose to create install media using a USB memory card. Next I will follow the link you provided for UEFI: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    Q2) With regards to a "Clean Install" ???
    Can I do a Clean Install using the MS_W8Px64 Upgrade above that I downloaded to a USB??
    Your earlier response (also above), "If you like, you could do a clean install with Windows 8 instead", sounded like it might be an either/or situation..

    thank you
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  5. #34


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    BigFatBoy,

    Yes, you will be able to do a clean install with the upgrade copy if you like, but just use the UEFI option in step 2.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  6. #35


    Hi Shawn,

    Used the ESD method, which wrote the file to the "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore" folder. No prob.
    I note that the ISO is not named "8.1" but "8" instead. Is it indeed the 8.1 ISO - before I go to the trouble of the install?

    Thanks, and good work! h
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  7. #36


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    Hello Borgus,

    No worries. It's for 8.1. The product key you enter determines what gets installed.

    I chose to have an ISO created, which uses the same files from ESD. When I used the ISO to install Windows 8.1 in a virtual machine to verify if it was an upgrade or full ISO, it came up as Windows 8. After entering the 8.1 product key, it did show as and install the Windows 8.1 I purchased. It was also verified that it installed a full retail version of Windows 8.1.
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  8. #37


    OK, but I have no 8.1 product key. I installed the PV over a purchased 8, so that's the only key I have. Will this do?
    I recall that 8.1 PV had a general product key. If that's needed, perhaps you could pass it on. Thanks. h
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  9. #38


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    Borgus,

    Sorry, but no.

    Since you upgraded with the free Windows 8.1 update from the Store in Window 8, you would have to reinstall Windows 8, then update to 8.1 whenever you wanted to do a clean install.
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  10. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Borgus,

    Sorry, but no.

    Since you upgraded with the free Windows 8.1 update from the Store in Window 8, you would have to reinstall Windows 8, then update to 8.1 whenever you wanted to do a clean install.
    So, if I correctly understand you, there is no way to obtain an 8.1 ISO that can be installed over 8.0 (which I can restore).
    Or, better still, be installed over 8.1 PV. The only alternative is to upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 via the STORE? Best
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