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Microsoft Expected to Release Windows 8.1 ISOs This Month

  1. #21


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    Be careful what utility you use to get the embedded code. A lot of them just read what's stored in the Windows Registry. If you upgrade to Pro or add Media Center all you get back is the Pro or Media center key not the embedded key.

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  2. #22


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    Agree, MJB didn't work for me.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Microsoft has launched the Windows 8.1 exclusively via the store, with several company officials explaining that no stand-alone ISOs would be released.

    Now it turns out that someone in Redmond had a change of heart, as Microsoft might actually launch Windows 8.1 ISOs later this month.

    One of our readers told us that Microsoft’s support staff confirmed such plans, which would basically provide users with a second option for updating, but also with an easier way to perform a clean in
    Microsoft Expected to Release Windows 8.1 ISOs This Month
    This is actually really good news!
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  4. #24


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    I expect they have been reading this forum and others. Part of the listening to customers thing.
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  5. #25


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    Hopefully they have realized that not everybody can update to 8.1 though the store. And even if they can having install media to recover from a failed update is something some will need. Who knows, maybe they are just waiving a white flag after noticing all the downloads though the work around posted in the other thread. Either way if they do offer up the ISO's and make them easy to get it will be a good thing.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I expect they have been reading this forum and others. Part of the listening to customers thing.
    I don't think so. Microsoft listening to their customers?? Where?? When??
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  7. #27


    I'm not holding my breath. Anticipating Windows 9.0 I went ahead and purchased a full version of windows 8.1 from the Microsoft web site. No need to spend a whole day restoring oem media and updates, just to be able to upgrade thru the store, or with an iso. Hopefully the upgrade from 8.1 to 9 should be an iso and cheaper, for me anyway.

    Henry
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  8. #28


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    I am using preview,
    can I get free upgrade?
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  9. #29


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    Quote Originally Posted by limyingpio View Post
    I am using preview,
    can I get free upgrade?
    Have a look at these threads.
    Windows 8.1 now available!
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by limyingpio View Post
    I am using preview,
    can I get free upgrade?
    If you have upgraded to the 8.1 Preview from a retail windows 8, you should be able to activate your upgrade free to 8.1 using your Windows 8 key. If you have not purchased Windows 8/8.1 in any form, you will not be able to activate it until you purchase a valid qualifying product with a new key.
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