Confused - How many different Versions of "Windows 8.1 with Update"

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Enforcer07, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Enforcer07

    Enforcer07 MDL Novice

    Sep 12, 2014
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    Hello,

    I thought there are only three different Versions out of "Windows 8.1 with Update" available.

    So in my case:
    Windows 8.1 with Update (1.) Core/ (2.) Professional:
    de_windows_8.1_with_update_x86_dvd_4048128.iso
    de_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4048209.iso



    Windows 8.1 with Update (3.) Enterprise:
    de_windows_8.1_enterprise_with_update_x86_dvd_4050413.iso
    de_windows_8.1_enterprise_with_update_x64_dvd_4048633.iso



    But now I see there are VL-Versions of (3.1) Core/ (3.2) Professional available as well:
    de_windows_8.1_professional_vl_with_update_x86_dvd_4048688.iso
    de_windows_8.1_professional_vl_with_update_x64_dvd_4050427.iso



    So now I'm a little bit confused because I thought there are no VL-Editions of the Core and Professional Editions and only the Enterprise-Edition is a VL-Edition.


    The activation of Windows 7 was possible over KMS, no matter what version I had installed. I never heard of a "Windows 7 XXX VL Version". So what is the difference between the Non-VL and VL of Windows 8.1 Core and Professional?

    Greetings ENF
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #2 s1ave77, Oct 30, 2014
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    Nearly correct.
    Code:
    de_windows_8.1_professional_vl_with_update_x86_dvd_4048688.iso
    de_windows_8.1_professional_vl_with_update_x64_dvd_4050427.iso
    In opposite to the non-vl ISO this is Professional only.

    All Windows versions with VOLUME_KMSCLIENT license channel can be activated by KMS.

    Win 7 >> Professional and Enterprise only
    Win 8/8.x >> all versions
     
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  3. Enforcer07

    Enforcer07 MDL Novice

    Sep 12, 2014
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    Thank you :) ! Now it's clear for me.