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Official Microsoft ISO/Media Creation Tool

  1. #41


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Thanks Mr Sardonicus , for answering one of my questions about the verision.
    Last edited by Clint; 18 Nov 2014 at 07:43.

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  2. #42


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Can I use this tool to create an ISO image of 8.1 Pro with Media Center installed? I want to create an ISO image of my laptop running my copy of Win 8.1 Pro with media center installed.

    BTW I've already got an official Windows 8.1 disc with it's own PID, it obviously just doesn't include media center. Thus my question.

    Thanks.
    No, you can't install with a Media Center key, it can only be used to add Media Center to a Pro install through Add Features. 8.x Pro needs to be activated too.
    Thanks alpha, and Hoody, I got that.

    I was just hoping I could create one ISO that had both installed.

    @ Hoody...

    And yes, I already have a PID key for Media Center. And yes, I assumed you couldn't create an ISO from an installed system, but I was thinking more in line with this... Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create, option 4. Admittedly though I hadn't looked fully into it.
    sup guy,

    well you still would only have W8 (8.xx) on the ISO, as I said Windows media is IN the installer already, its not a seperate program you install, you use the seperate key to activate it.

    As for that link, its the same in the end, you D/L the "ISO", you don't make it yourself, what you make is the installer via burning that ISO to a DVD. But what you'll end up with is W8 AS IS, nothing else, so installing it "clean" will just install the OS.

    I'm sure you know, but to re install your system AS IS, with all your stuff, you'd need a recent burned "Image" of your system, not the ISO. I only keep the burned ISO for the case if I buy a used system with say W7 or no OS, and I need to install my own. Otherwise I always burn a new full image of MY system as it is to use.


    not to worry, I just reply with what might make sense
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  3. #43


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm good and I'm already aware of MC already being integrated sans the PID to activate it. I got Media Center, well the PID, for free when 8 officially went live

    And as I said, I've already got an official Win 8.1 ISO with it's own PID. I was just wondering if I could get one ISO with everything on it, and perhaps get it through the ESD. It seems that answer is no. No problem. I'll probably get another ISO though just for the 8.1.1 update.

    Thanks anyway
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  4. #44


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    I'm good and I'm already aware of MC already being integrated sans the PID to activate it. I got Media Center, well the PID, for free when 8 officially went live

    And as I said, I've already got an official Win 8.1 ISO with it's own PID. I was just wondering if I could get one ISO with everything on it, and perhaps get it through the ESD. It seems that answer is no. No problem. I'll probably get another ISO though just for the 8.1.1 update.

    Thanks anyway
    Hy its all good hell I'm still just a "member" so what do I know

    At least the weather is good here in VA lololol.
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  5. #45


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Nah, you seem like you know a thing or two. BTW what part of VA?
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  6. #46


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Nah, you seem like you know a thing or two. BTW what part of VA?
    Not to get too specific (you know) around 40 miles south of Richmond
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  7. #47


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Well, coincidentally I'm also about 40 miles south of Richmond - Hampton Roads area
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  8. #48


    I see, so you just can't download an 8.1 ISO file to keep for now, and then to burn on to a DVD-R down the road right? Keep in mind, I have never ever purchased Windows 8.1.

    What I want to be able to do is buy a PC (likely one of those refurbished off-lease systems you find at a lot of places). It may have Windows 8.1 preinstalled, but I want to be in a position where I can reinstall it fresh any old time I want, without worrying about not having a legal means or media to do so.
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  9. #49


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Yes you can now with this new Windows installation media creation tool. It works in OEM preinstalled Win 8/8.1 systems or even 8.1 upgrade machine it seems . Since product key is in the BIOS in preinstalled oem's, it'll automatically get activated on installation. You've to just burn the ISO to DVD or make UEFI bootable USB and plug it in for clean install.
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  10. #50


    Yeah but do I have to be on a Win7x or 8x PC? It appears I must be on those OSs and have a USB drive. Whereas, I have a Vista PC and I just want to plain download the ISO and keep it for down the road.

    I appreciate the help and clarification.
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