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update 8 to 8.1 ..will i need ''product key' info?

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    No the Key will not be needed for Driver Pack..
    The key is in the backup windows OS on the USB - But would have to restore the backup to the PC, to get it..
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    i confused you - i meant - would the key be 'showing' if i loaded the Driver Pack so i could write it down ...and with the USB i made you are saying the 'key' would only be visible only if i use the USB to do a 'restore' .... ok i'll just have to hope the 8.1 update won't require the product key to finish the installation and for 'sign-in' - not looking forward to all of this !
    if for any reason i can't finish installing 8.1 what steps to get back to 8.1 ? thanks

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  2. #12


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    not looking forward to all of this !
    Your better off taking the PC to somebody who knows how to, then..
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  3. #13


    Posts : 279
    Windows 8 (plain '8')


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    not looking forward to all of this !
    Your better off taking the PC to somebody who knows how to, then..
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    FOR what 'that' would cost i might as well just get a new PC with 8.1 installed - my PC is a good 3=-4 yrs old anyway...
    what i don't understand is that 8.1 is allegedly an 'update' to Win 8 (not an 'upgrade' program) so why are so many having post-install problems after the download of 8.1? ..Also, i frequently get a banner across my screen showing 'download now' and keep working while this is taking place '' which suprises me since if i kept using my computer my AV/firewall would remain active - wouldn't 'that' impede the process of the update ?- ... also it would have been installed automatically if i had my updates on 'auto' -update- i don't because i like to see 'what' is being offered & choose what i want installed)
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