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How to Correctly Install Windows 8.1 Preview

  1. #81


    Hi,

    I have external USB hard disk with running Win8 Preview. When Win8 released, I install it to main hard disk. Now I want to try Win8.1 from that USB hard disk instead of main disk.

    I boot from USB want to upgrade via apps store. Ops it's not supported anymore. I install KB2849636 but still I cannot update from apps store.

    I download iso and boot from DVD, but setup refuse to install to USB disc.

    I don't remember I have issue when upgrade from Win7 running from USB disc to Win8 Preview.

    Any idea of work around?

    Cheers,
    Nugroho

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    So, I gave up. Cancelled. That thing never moved again and never showed the progress anymore.

    Bravo Microsoft. The habit of making shoddy stuff seems to be strong as always. The company's motto. We make junk, you buy it.
    I gave up because microsoft left english (uk) off the support
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  3. #83


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Nugroho View Post
    Hi,

    I have external USB hard disk with running Win8 Preview. When Win8 released, I install it to main hard disk. Now I want to try Win8.1 from that USB hard disk instead of main disk.

    I boot from USB want to upgrade via apps store. Ops it's not supported anymore. I install KB2849636 but still I cannot update from apps store.

    I download iso and boot from DVD, but setup refuse to install to USB disc.

    I don't remember I have issue when upgrade from Win7 running from USB disc to Win8 Preview.

    Any idea of work around?

    Cheers,
    Nugroho
    Only Windows 8 Enterprise will install to an external USB drive. It's called Windows To GO. I do believe the Windows store is disabled in a Windows To GO install.

    EDIT: Seeing as this is only a Beta release you can likely try this. Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk
    "Windows To Go" Store Access - Enable or Disable
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  4. #84


    I always test Preview or beta on USB. When I upgrade to Win8 Preview, the installer didn't check if it running from USB.
    Now iso installer doesn't allow it, while AppStore in Win8 Preview has expired since Win8 release.
    Is it possible to download update without AppStore.

    I don't have Win8 Enterprise, and don't want to run Win To Go.

    Cheers
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  5. #85


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    So, I gave up. Cancelled. That thing never moved again and never showed the progress anymore.

    Bravo Microsoft. The habit of making shoddy stuff seems to be strong as always. The company's motto. We make junk, you buy it.

    I gave up because microsoft left english (uk) off the support
    Apart from the pride thing, is US English so different by written?

    Sometimes I've used theoretically "latinoamerican spanish" translations of some programs and there is zero differences. I wonder why some people bother in doing a local translation when, if properly written, it is and must be exactly the same language with very few different words.
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  6. #86


    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    So, I gave up. Cancelled. That thing never moved again and never showed the progress anymore.

    Bravo Microsoft. The habit of making shoddy stuff seems to be strong as always. The company's motto. We make junk, you buy it.

    I gave up because microsoft left english (uk) off the support
    Apart from the pride thing, is US English so different by written?

    Sometimes I've used theoretically "latinoamerican spanish" translations of some programs and there is zero differences. I wonder why some people bother in doing a local translation when, if properly written, it is and must be exactly the same language with very few different words.
    I've been thinking the exact same thing. Is it about national pride? "I'm British, I'm speaking only UK English. I'm French, I'm speaking only French..."

    If you're speaking English, be happy. If you speak only Finnish, you can't even use the 8.1 Preview.
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  7. #87


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by tst View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by andyparks View Post


    I gave up because microsoft left english (uk) off the support
    Apart from the pride thing, is US English so different by written?

    Sometimes I've used theoretically "latinoamerican spanish" translations of some programs and there is zero differences. I wonder why some people bother in doing a local translation when, if properly written, it is and must be exactly the same language with very few different words.
    I've been thinking the exact same thing. Is it about national pride? "I'm British, I'm speaking only UK English. I'm French, I'm speaking only French..."

    If you're speaking English, be happy. If you speak only Finnish, you can't even use the 8.1 Preview.
    Lol. It reminded me of this scene from Love Actually.

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  8. #88


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Nugroho View Post
    I always test Preview or beta on USB. When I upgrade to Win8 Preview, the installer didn't check if it running from USB.
    Now iso installer doesn't allow it, while AppStore in Win8 Preview has expired since Win8 release.
    Is it possible to download update without AppStore.

    I don't have Win8 Enterprise, and don't want to run Win To Go.

    Cheers
    Other than Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows won't let you install it to an external drive. The only way to do it is with some trickery. As far as I know its app store or ISO.
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  9. #89


    Houston, Texas
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit with Media Center


    After initial issues with Asus USB drivers which I have seen on the Microsoft forums a few people have had my install has gone well. I am liking IE 11 so far. Only a few issues with flash videos playing I have noticed.
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  10. #90


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


    No problem with USB 2 or 3 on my ASUS K75DE, must be a chip-set issue. I've been meaning to sign up on the Microsoft forums but just haven't gotten a round to it yet.
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