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Official Microsoft ISO/Media Creation Tool

  1. #1


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Official Microsoft ISO/Media Creation Tool

    Last edited by Brink; 11 Nov 2014 at 09:50. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,483
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    For those that may not know, this tool will let you download a Windows 8.1 ISO to do a clean install with. No Product Code is needed for the download. Core, Pro , N and the elusive Single Language versions are available in 32 bit and 64 bit. You can also use it to create a bootable thumb drive to install Windows with.

    I downloaded 8.1 Core from this link and used it on my ASUS laptop. It read and used my laptops embedded 8.0 code. No having to install with a generic code to activate with my OEM 8.0 code. No having to even know what the OEM code was. It activated online within seconds of booting up with no issues.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    You no longer need to download the pirated version of Windows 8.1.

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key? -> link
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,483
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The bootable thumb drive I created with this tool was formatted in FAT 32 and allowed me to install in UEFI mode. No messing with diskpart or Rufus.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    Have anyone tested it with windows 8 upgrade version?

    Do I still need:
    install older version windows (for example 7, vista or XP)-> install windows 8 -> update to windows 8.1 from store.
    or use generic key when installing and then workaround to activate with update key.
    it would be nice to just install windows 8.1 with windows 8 update key.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Baidukun View Post
    Have anyone tested it with windows 8 upgrade version?
    I have tested it with "Windows 8 $15 Upgrade Offer" product key. The installation is easy to do.

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you don't have an OEM computer that came with Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled? -> link
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    Posts : 2,632
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Yes OEM and Upgrade Windows 8 keys are now accepted.. You can do a clean install with a windows 8 key.. no tricks needed
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,632
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Baidukun View Post
    Have anyone tested it with windows 8 upgrade version?

    Do I still need:
    install older version windows (for example 7, vista or XP)-> install windows 8 -> update to windows 8.1 from store.
    or use generic key when installing and then workaround to activate with update key.
    it would be nice to just install windows 8.1 with windows 8 update key.
    Nope, just download media and install with windows 8 key
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  9. #9


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    I can't download the media!
    I click on "Create Media", and it downloads OK. I then run this little program and select
    Language (Danish)
    Edition (Windows 8.1 Pro)
    Architecture (64-bit X64)

    Then click NEXT

    Here I can select either USB flash drive or ISO file. I select ISO-file and click NEXT

    The I select where it saves the ISO-file.

    And then the error come allmost instant.

    "Download did not complete successfully"
    The download task did not complete.
    The file or the folder is not a NTFS reparse-point.

    I have tried to save on HDD, on a USB-stick formatted NTFS, formatted FAT32, but the same error shows up.

    What can I do about this?


    EDIT: I have now tried to make the same again, but in English, so it should not be the danish language that gives the error. In English I also got this error, so I would like to get help to this
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  10. #10


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Hi
    How much space with USB-stick does this take? Thanks.
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