Can a Upgrade 8 Pro to 8.1 USB Stick Be Made

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Jvadood, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Jvadood

    Jvadood MDL Novice

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    I want to make a USB backup of 8.1 where I can either install it from my legal Windows 8 Pro upgrade or from the 8.1 usb stick itself (even if I have to install it twice like we did with windows 7).

    I managed to make a 8.1 pro USB stick (made from neighbors iso file) where he has the full version I have the upgrade same windows essentially. However when I went to test it .. it says my key isn't valid. I just don't want to have to download 8.1 anytime I might have to redo my system (I know I can make a backup with paragon and other programs but I think everyone gets the point as what Im looking for here). Can a 8.1 usb stick be made using my legal Win8 Pro Upgrade key? o_O
     
  2. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Just a wild guess, but I think you should be able to install with the generic key (available everywhere) and then "slmgr -ipk" your legal key into the system after install. Someone confirm or deny this please.
     
  3. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Yep. Though you can also just enter your key from PC settings under Activation.
     
  4. Jvadood

    Jvadood MDL Novice

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    The thread Windows 8.1 Pro WMC generic activation tokens creation ... answered my questions too .. thanx guys