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How to Correctly Install Windows 8.1 Preview

  1. #31


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
    So it looks like no 8.1 until it gets released
    You could use the ISO to run Windows 8.1 Preview in a virtual machine (ex: VMware Player) if you like to be able to play with it without losing your current installation of Windows 8.

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
    So it looks like no 8.1 until it gets released
    You could use the ISO to run Windows 8.1 Preview in a virtual machine (ex: VMware Player) if you like to be able to play with it without losing your current installation of Windows 8.
    I installed the Preview from a non-activated copy of Windows 8 (upgrade) and inserted the TechNet key to activate it !

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  3. #33


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
    My download through the MS store has just been sitting there saying "Pending" for the last 30 minutes. Guess we'll try this again.
    That may be because of the number of people downloading all at once. I didn't time it but mine took a while.
    Maybe, although I just came back after 2 hours, woke my computer up from sleep, and that apparently stopped the download. Now I'm back to Pending with 0% downloaded. Guess I'll just try to get it downloaded tonight and give it a shot.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Mine failed the first time I updated from the store, I got a 0x8020002e error. I eventually rebooted and tried again and it worked. The system screen now reads Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center. Anybody else noticed that there is no WEI score now?
    hello, you should have gotten a mvp email with link to site for download ,and lots of info on what to do and not to do ,I had a quick look yesterday ,and when i get a chance i will be installing win8 in duel boot to try 8.1 on
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  5. #35


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


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Mine failed the first time I updated from the store, I got a 0x8020002e error. I eventually rebooted and tried again and it worked. The system screen now reads Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center. Anybody else noticed that there is no WEI score now?
    hello, you should have gotten a mvp email with link to site for download ,and lots of info on what to do and not to do ,I had a quick look yesterday ,and when i get a chance i will be installing win8 in duel boot to try 8.1 on
    I got the e-mail and have downloaded the 64 bit ISO off of TechNet. I plan on doing a clean install from the final ISO image when its released. I had already decided I was going to try the preview and not wait for the final release. I just updated though the store as it should be faster and I wouldn't have to reinstall anything this time around. My only PC with 8 on it is my laptop. If I hadn't resolved my install issue I would have had a go at it using the ISO image I downloaded. It's up and running now so we'll just see how it goes.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=alphanumeric;248633][QUOTE=caperjack;248628]
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    got the e-mail and have downloaded the 64 bit ISO off of TechNet. .
    .
    i never checked technet yet ,didn't realize it was up yet ,will check later ,thanks
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  7. #37


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8 Pro and RT


    Yesterday after my install my performance was terrible. My I/O was sporadic to the point that my desktop microphone recorded in chops and spurts. I looked this morning at any third party software I had left on before the upgrade. I had forgotten to uninstall Norton. Sure enough, the install was hosed. It showed up in control panel, but did not appear in memory or the menu. Like it was deactivated but still there. I have uninstalled it. I would recommend though, if you have a third party A/V, or third party anything, uninstall before upgrading to the Preview.
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  8. #38


    So, is there a place to download ISO file. There's some on torrents but how genuine and safe they are is a BIG question mark. I was not going to install it on the main drive (even as I have a backup of it) but have a W8 on a spare drive. All I'm worried about if it would install cleanly without ruining everything. On that spare drive is just a clean version of Win8 pro without any third party stuff except drivers. On MS site, MSDN and Technet there's no iso of it.
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  9. #39


    Avoid the torrents.

    Get from TechNet/MSDN. If you don't have a subscription wait for the public availability later today.
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  10. #40


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Waiting and looking forward to the official download later today...
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