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  1. #171


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wds View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    Lol! I chatted with the store for a link to the ISO. The person answered that it will be available via the Store on the 19th. I'm not in a good mood because of no ISO, so I answered it's in the store already > Try and keep up. Thanked her for her time and closed out.
    Sooooo ....she LIED to me .... ....??? LOL
    She had the date wrong for the store....
    She was probably thinking a Retail Store which will sell 8.1.

    Jim

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  2. #172


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Here is a link I found, maybe non store users can use this I dono. haven't tried to D'l the thing yet myself.

    Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows
    The download links just take you to the Store.

    Jim
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  3. #173


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Yea, you'll be able to download the 8.1 iso for free on the 18th (Friday!) I believe...according to what Microsoft says.
    Have Microsoft really said you'll be able to download the ISO for free? Can you post a link (or is it on another thread)?
    The only thing I can say for sure is that Microsoft has already released full 8.1 iso's to Technet and MSDN subscribers (a month ago), and the iso's have been suitably uploaded to the Internet already where they are obtainable by anyone right at this second (Bing/Google "microsoft.windows.8.1.rtm.X64.english.dvd-wzt" (without the quotes).) You have to have a valid 8.0 key to use to have them authorize, of course, because they are the real thing (TM). Additionally, on Friday, retail 8.1 will go on sale both in the form of downloadable iso's purchased direct from Microsoft, and also in retail box kits that will contain DVDs with the full 8.1 iso imprints.

    Therefore...it beggars believability to assume an 8.1 iso direct from Microsoft would not also be made available to 8.0 owners who want to upgrade, either today or tomorrow. The image is already available on the Internet, as I said. And of course, without valid 8.0 authorization keys the iso's are useless.
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  4. #174


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Here is a link I found, maybe non store users can use this I dono. haven't tried to D'l the thing yet myself.

    Buy Windows - Microsoft Windows
    The download links just take you to the Store.

    Jim
    yeah I see, but since I never used the store thing I used that link and it got me into the store, I don't even know how to go to this store thing.

    Anyway I'm D/L the update now.

    I still want to get the ISO, I think its available Friday, but from where I don't know yet. but I assume someone will post a direct link for the thing.
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  5. #175


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Hmm.... I'm still running the preview (non RTM) copy of 8.1 on my VM and the update isn't showing in the store there.

    Attachment 29441


    anyway I'm getting ready to check my laptop which is running the RTM version to see what updates if any are there for it. Microsoft said they'd be releasing updates as well for those already running the RTM version so...
    I run 8.1 RTM on a VM and received 3 updates today. Two are part of the announced GA Rollup for the RTM version. Haven't updated my 8 version yet but I am sure those updates will also show up after the upgrade to 8.1.

    Jim
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  6. #176


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yeah I also checked Windows update there but there wasn't any. I'm guessing that's because I'm running the evaluation copy of 8.1.

    Anyway checking my laptop, which does have 8.1 RTM installed, I haven't gotten anything through the store, but Windows update offered me 3 updates totaling 241 meg.

    Click image for larger version

    As you indicate, the main one, 230 meg, is a roll up and finishing touch for 8.1 - Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 General Availability Update Rollup

    As soon as I post this, I'll update as post back.

    Later
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  7. #177


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wds View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Lol! I chatted with the store for a link to the ISO. The person answered that it will be available via the Store on the 19th. I'm not in a good mood because of no ISO, so I answered it's in the store already > Try and keep up. Thanked her for her time and closed out.
    Sooooo ....she LIED to me .... ....??? LOL
    She had the date wrong for the store....
    She was probably thinking a Retail Store which will sell 8.1.
    Or indeed the Microsoft Store website, from which you will indeed be able to download an ISO tomorrow (but you'll have to pay for the privilege).

    It's not helpful that Microsoft have created 2 different things (the Windows Store and the Microsoft Store) which can both be called "The Store".
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  8. #178


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rebeljuice View Post
    Hi all. Does anyone know if the download will resume if the internet connection is lost? I am in Zambia where we never have a reliable connection. A download of this size would normally take 2 or 3 days using a bitorrent client or download manager.

    Unless the download will resume or an iso becomes available that I can use a download manager with, this update is pointless to me as my connection never stays on for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time (and even then I am lucky if I get 50kb/s!). I have been downloading the update for an hour now and I can just about see a slither of green in the progress bar.

    Do you think Microsoft presumes the whole world has high speed broadband? I would wager the majority of the world does not rendering a 3.6gb file download nigh on impossible for millions of their customers (unless the download resumes after a broken connection is restored).
    It did for me. I lost connection about 18% into the down load. I went back to the store and clicked on the download app again and it picked up at the 18% mark.
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  9. #179


    I'm downloading now too...........and I must be crazy for doing so. I finally just got used to 8 and got everything the way I wanted it, running perfect.........and this download is incredibly slow! I keep trying to talk myself out of STOPPING the download.......and just leave things the way they are for now.......but I can't......but from what I read, after the download finishes, you have to manually click the installer file on the desktop, correct? If you change your mind, you can just delete that file? Or am I wrong?

    Oh Oh, and can someone explain to me about the .iso...........why do people prefer that over the store upgrade?
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  10. #180


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    Hi !

    Computer , where i have Windows Pro 8 installed, isn't connected to internet connection.
    Will there be a way to install 8.1 update to offline computer ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Best
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