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  1. #251


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Your 8 key is embedded in the BIOS and tied to that PC. Official Microsoft Windows 8 install media will read it and use it automatically. If I do a clean install with my TechNet Windows 8 ISO it reads my laptops embedded code and install the matching 8 core automatically and I don't get prompted to enter a code. It activates online automatically too.
    Well when I went to do the clean install, I was prompted for a key, which I had. For the record, my copy of 8.1 came through my school which participates in Microsoft's DreamSpark program. This allowed me to get the ISO version of 8.1 with a key.

    Anyway the other reason I'm thinking it asked for a key is because the original OS was just plain old Win 8, not even Pro. But yeah, it did ask for a key so...

    Anyway it seems the partition is lost so I'll just wipe it and gain more HD space. This is a 256 SSD drive so the more space, the merrier.

    Thanks for the input.

    Drew.
    Let me just clarify in case you misunderstood what I was trying to say.
    Windows 8 install media will read and use the Windows 8 embedded key.
    Windows 8.1 install media likely reads the Windows 8 key but won't use it. 8.1 wants an 8.1 key to install.
    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

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  2. #252


    Posts : 15
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC


    Hi All @the forum,

    Does anyone got the chance to upgrade an RTsurface 8 to 8.1? I have the opportunity to get one at very low price, I heard that RT surface with win 8 (the tegra3 ones) where not so good; any improvement about perforrmance with 8.1 RT?

    Thanks in advance for any caveat about

    Gas
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  3. #253


    Quote Originally Posted by gasdel View Post
    Hi All @the forum,

    Does anyone got the chance to upgrade an RTsurface 8 to 8.1? I have the opportunity to get one at very low price, I heard that RT surface with win 8 (the tegra3 ones) where not so good; any improvement about perforrmance with 8.1 RT?

    Thanks in advance for any caveat about

    Gas
    It seems there are problems with the 8.1 upgrade with RT at this time.

    Microsoft yanks Windows RT 8.1 update from Windows Store

    Microsoft yanks Windows RT 8.1 update from Windows Store | Microsoft - CNET News
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  4. #254


    Posts : 15
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC


    Thanks Labeeman,

    I heard about taht problem, I thought it was not for all the Surface but some of them, it was my hope some of the guy at the forum could upgrade and test it.

    Thanks a lot anyway

    Gas
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  5. #255


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by gasdel View Post
    Thanks Labeeman,

    I heard about taht problem, I thought it was not for all the Surface but some of them, it was my hope some of the guy at the forum could upgrade and test it.

    Thanks a lot anyway

    Gas
    I think the Surface Pro model would be OK; it's the ordinary Surface which would have the problem.
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  6. #256


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 x64 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gasdel View Post
    Thanks Labeeman,

    I heard about taht problem, I thought it was not for all the Surface but some of them, it was my hope some of the guy at the forum could upgrade and test it.

    Thanks a lot anyway

    Gas
    I think the Surface Pro model would be OK; it's the ordinary Surface which would have the problem.
    My Surface Pro upgraded successfully without problems from Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro via download from Windows Store
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  7. #257


    Australia
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Been a couple of days since the upgrade.

    The longer boot times are still present.

    It seems that my Radeon gfx driver on my VAIO has been corrupted via the upgrade. Playing WoW now relies on the CPU and blows out hot air worse than a hairdryer. Will need to fix this asap. Trying to update via the CP says it's all OK, which it's not.
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