8 -> 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by deniz, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I'm using a legal copy of Windows 8 which comes with my Asus Laptop.

    How may I upgrade from 8 to 8.1 free?

    Regards.
     
  2. DarkStarXxX

    DarkStarXxX MDL Member

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    Simply wait a Week and install via Windows Store.
     
  3. dwDigitalLife

    dwDigitalLife MDL Junior Member

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    On Installation Screen Just Select Upgrade and you don't Need To Reactivate.
    Or Do Clean Installation of Windows 8.1 And Go With Online Activation or Phone Activation.
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    If you want to install from scratch then follow this guide.
     
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  5. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    If it's possible upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1 via Windows Update, I'll wait 1 week :)
    Thanks for all replies!
     
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I think more than likely through the store only. I could be wrong, and usually am though :D
     
  7. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    is it free too?
     
  8. dwDigitalLife

    dwDigitalLife MDL Junior Member

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    Ya It's Free For Retail License But Don't know About Volume License
     
  9. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    Probably best that you wait until the 18th or so.. to get your FREE upgrade... :rolleyes:
     
  10. HpBaxxter

    HpBaxxter MDL Member

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    Will I be able to download the "Service pack" and saving the file for using it another time on the same pc or another pc ?
     
  11. EFA11

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    #11 EFA11, Oct 13, 2013
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    VL systems I am pretty sure will not get free updates. If you have a retail channel either Core or Pro, you should be fine. We all will know in a few days ;)

    Possibly, if not there will be the GA 8.1 ISO's (if they do place new ISO's with Rollup A on MSDN) that you can mount and run setup to upgrade 8 and 8.1 RTM to, or simply get the updates from windows update. we are talking about ~350mb for the downloads. X86 will be smaller. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a download for just the Rollup A as well.
     
  12. HpBaxxter

    HpBaxxter MDL Member

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    Ill download Windows 8.1 rtm Wzor and the crach of the head will gone lol
     
  13. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    I assume I have a Volume License? (It's a legit copy which comes with my new laptop)
    So it isn't free for me ?
     
  14. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    I don't know if it is a volume licenced one but it is a legit one if your laptop came with windows 8, so i don't see the reason why you couldn't do an upgrade to 8.1 :)
     
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  15. Tito

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    #15 Tito, Oct 14, 2013
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    Its OEM:DM, so you can get it free.
     
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  16. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    #16 deniz, Oct 14, 2013
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    (OP)
    Details from my legit Windows which came with my new laptop shown below:
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    Name: Windows(R), Core edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_DM channel
    Family: Core
    Validity: Valid
    Product Description: Win 8 RTM Core OEM:DM
    Edition Type: Core
    Key Type: OEM:DM
    Eula: OEM
    so I'm gonna do this right now:
    - Download Windows 8.1: nl_windows_8_1_x64_dvd_2707297.iso
    - Burn it via Windows 7 Download tool
    - Upgrade my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 with a Windows 8.1 CORE Key
    - Once everything will be completed: Change the key to my original Windows 8 Core key.
    - Active.
    am I correct? Shall I get a legit copy after I follow above steps?
     
  17. Tito

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    #17 Tito, Oct 14, 2013
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  18. deniz

    deniz MDL Novice

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    Just let everyone know that everything went fine.
    - Downloaded Windows 8.1 Original DVD iso: nl_windows_8_1_x64_dvd_2707297.iso
    - Burned DVD via Windows 7 USB Tool
    - Upgraded in Windows 8 (Insert DVD > Click on Setup.exe): Used a Windows 8 Core Key
    - I disabled Internet connection while upgrade.
    - Once everything was finished, I changed the key to my original windows 8 key via slmgr.vbs -ipk
    - I activated windows via PC Settings.

    Everything is OK! :)
     
  19. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Thx for feedback :)
     
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