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  1. #110


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Specter,

    It's still just a Windows 8.1 ISO that downloads, and not Windows 8.1 Update yet. I'll test again later today since it is still early in the day.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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  2. #111


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1 pro


    Thanks, that is great to hear. really appreciate this forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Specter, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm downloading an ISO now, and will install it in a VM to test when it's finished to see. I'll post back with the results.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Apr 2014 at 13:17. Reason: typo
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  3. #112


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1 pro


    are you running the file: WindowsSetupBox.exe for windows 8.1? I didn't see anything for downloading the 8.1 upgrade version.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Specter,

    It's still just a Windows 8.1 ISO that downloads, and not Windows 8.1 Update yet. I'll test again later today since it is still early in the day.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  4. #113


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    I was using OPTION TWO there, but it's the same.

    The Windows 8.1 Update ISO still isn't available for download using that yet though.
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  5. #114


    Posts : 1
    Win 8.1

    Boo Update


    I used this to have a flawless, pain-free repair install. A heart felt thanks!

    Spoke too soon, many updates not installed. Error 80072f78
    Last edited by Cie47; 01 Jun 2014 at 21:22. Reason: error
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  6. #115


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1 Pro


    i am getting an error after 96%, windows failed to install.
    please help.
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  7. #116


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vishal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Did it have more details in the error message?
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  8. #117


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    I know this is a massive thread, and I haven't read all the way through, but can someone just clarify for me what I need to do?
    I have Windows 8.1 installed via 1) 8.0 DVD with product key, and then 2) upgrade to 8.1 OTA.
    I need to repair my 8.1 install, but Windows keeps telling me (correctly) that my media DVD is not valid.
    What do I have to do?
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  9. #118


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello imacken,

    You would need to have the exact same installation media as what you currently have installed. That's why it's saying that your Windows 8 installation DVD will not work (invalid) with your currently installed Windows 8.1.

    If this is a retail copy of Windows, then you could download a current Windows 8.1 Update ISO using Option One below with your retail product key.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    Hope this helps for now.
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  10. #119


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks a lot, Brink.
    Sorry to be stupid here, but do I do Option One 1. 2. and 3. to get the ISO upgrade?
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