Download Win8.1 (GA Edition) With Win8 Key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by FaiKee, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    #1 FaiKee, Oct 19, 2013
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  2. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    #2 Rock Hunter, Oct 19, 2013
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    I'm doing it now and at 8%. It actually was a little simpler for me. After starting the Windows 8.1 downloader I got a message that the Windows 8 download didn't finish. I exited the downloader and started it again. This time it didn't ask me for a key, it just started downloading 8.1.

    I should add this; my Windows 8 key was one of those upgrade keys that Microsoft sold a year ago for $15.99. It was accepted by the Windows 8 downloader.

    Another add: I initiated this download from Windows 8 Pro 64 MSDN so I assume the download will be Windows 8.1 Pro 64 too. Since I am now in an airplane flying to Puerto Vallarta for a week, I won't get to try the install until I get back home. Adios Todas!
     
  3. tapmal5

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    #3 tapmal5, Oct 19, 2013
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    1.PNG 2.PNG 3.PNG Well I have also download Win 8.1 Pro 64bit from Microsoft but when I try applying GA Updates it says updates already installed.It asks at the end to either create a Usb Installer or Iso .The Iso I created was of 3.06 GB
     
  4. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Nice trick to cheat the MS system :) Atleast this will satisfy the people those who are looking for 8.1 ISOs Will this trick work for Enterprise or Pro VL? I guess not :D
     
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  5. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    @ FaiKee M$ didn't change the setup.exe but the install.esd is the latest with ga updates included :)
     
  6. M4s4mun3

    M4s4mun3 MDL Novice

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    lol it work thanks FaiKee :good3::clap:
     
  7. tapmal5

    tapmal5 MDL Junior Member

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    Exactly now we have Install.esd but how to convert it to install .wim to make a pre activated Wmc copy using my backed up 8.1 Activation data
    It seems Phone Activation hack has stopped working
     
  8. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    #8 fkar, Oct 19, 2013
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    Since Enterprise and Pro VL editions are exempted from GA update, it won't work :)
     
  9. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    #9 MSDNAA, Oct 19, 2013
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    I know it won't work just trying to push some people from backseat.

    Just tried it worked flawlessly on Windows 8.1 Pro VL machine :)

    Hope the enterprise customers should get this type of installer in order to update to 8.1 latest build.

    GA Rolup updated only with Enterprise and Pro VL ISOs. Let me confirm that.
     
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  10. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Windows 8.1 Pro VL? :rolleyes:
     
  11. EFA11

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    MSDNAA has a hard time not boasting about his "account" with MS to get things he feels shouldn't be shared.
    :nsa: Funny though :nsa:
     
  12. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Tks for info, edited OP. :p

    Nice to know that.

    Yup, at least those people checking for Pro VL could stop crying now. :D
     
  13. warlordll

    warlordll MDL Member

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    does not work for me my legit key fails every time but if i use another key i get that you are not connected bs.
     
  14. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    i tested about 10 times since yesterday and works each and everytime with different legit windows 8 keys:D
     
  15. sararocs

    sararocs MDL Novice

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    All I'm getting is the infamous, "We Cant Connect Right Now, try checking your internet connection."
     
  16. warlordll

    warlordll MDL Member

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    yeah but its not accepting my legit key but when i add the ones from RTM it says key is ok but wont connect to download.
     
  17. warlordll

    warlordll MDL Member

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    same as i keep getting.
     
  18. Boops

    Boops MDL Addicted

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    But what version is finally discharged? VL or RETAIL ... I'm confused.
     
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  19. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Don't expect VL only retail ISO.
     
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  20. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Second one. :vertag: