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  1. #21


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    They pulled all the old ISO's off of TechNet and MSDN. Everything listed now includes update 1. The Microsoft download in this thread, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create, now includes update 1.
    Thanks for the heads up and here I am using an ISO I got from an undisclosed Magnet link, it might be the reason why I'm having some minor problems with Windows 8.1 Update 1.

    Update:

    I just verified the hash on the ISO I obtained via Magnet link and it's indeed the official ISO, probably just gonna hold out on Windows 8.1 Update 1 for another month or so till it's forced and fixed since I didn't have these minor bugs with Windows 8.1.
    Last edited by Nemix; 17 May 2014 at 06:26.

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  2. #22


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    They pulled all the old ISO's off of TechNet and MSDN. Everything listed now includes update 1. The Microsoft download in this thread, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create, now includes update 1.
    Thanks for the heads up and here I am using an ISO I got from an undisclosed Magnet link, it might be the reason why I'm having some minor problems with Windows 8.1 Update 1.

    Update:

    I just verified the hash on the ISO I obtained via Magnet link and it's indeed the official ISO, probably just gonna hold out on Windows 8.1 Update 1 for another month or so till it's forced and fixed since I didn't have these minor bugs with Windows 8.1.
    Microsoft added a new twist to that download. It appears you can't download the 8.1 files if you enter a Windows 8.0 key like you could in the past.
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  3. #23


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I had issues on my laptop when I did the Store upgrade to 8.1. My WIFI cut in and out like somebody was flipping a light switch on and off. That was with the factory OEM install. I obtained an ISO and did a clean install of 8.1 and had no issues. My wife's Acer laptop with its factory OEM 8.0 install wouldn't update to 8.1 though the Store. I tried 3 times and it failed each time. I did a clean install of 8.1 with Update 1 yesterday and had no problems. On the other side of the coin. On my desktop PC, I had installed the leaked update 1. When the official version came out it was patched automatically though Windows update and I have had no issues. Same deal with my laptop, I had installed the leaked version and Windows update patched it to the official version. For me, Store Update = Fail, Windows update = Pass.
    I should also mention that I wasn't running any third party utilities to bring back the old Start Menu or running any custom theme's etc. I didn't disable UAC. I also didn't do any modifications to kill Metro etc. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that any one of the above would cause issues with upgrading to 8.1, or even update 1.

    Hi there
    I think that amply makes the case for having the "Vanilla" Isos available again -- who knows what modifications some people have made to their systems so the poor old update has to try and take care of these !! - A 100% impossible task.

    After a while it's always a good idea to re-install from Scratch again - especially say going from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 update 1.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yes, I agree. If you have an OEM Windows 8.0 install your pretty well between a rock and a hard place. Especially if things go wrong during the upgrade. You'll have to factory restore back to 8.0, if it still works. Then try it all over again. Having the install media would be a savior for a lot of people that had their upgrade go south.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ alphanumeric

    Yeah just verified that also, I do however still have the original Windows 8.1 ISO I downloaded when the trick still worked in which I can do a fresh install with then upgrade to Update 1 via Store but I've verified the ISO with Update 1 I got via Magnet is official so I don't think the ISO is the problem with the minor bugs I'm facing with Windows 8.1 Update 1.
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  5. #25

    oem


    You are really unlucky if you have an OEM >>AND<< havn't backed up because the 8.1 upgrade kills the OEM default restore F key

    Roy
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