fastest way to update from 8 to 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by martij, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. martij

    martij MDL Novice

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    When I want to reinstall my computer, i must use a Windows 8 version. It takes many hours to download all the updates before i can download the 8.1 update in Windows Store. Is there a faster way to do that?

    I have the Dutch language version.

    Already thanks!!
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Run the 8.1 iso and upgrade?
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Why don't you start with a 8.1/10 media on the first hand?
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not sure who told you so, but it's not correct. Win 8.1 is a free upgrade for Win 8 users and uses the same licensing, so your Win 8 key will work for a fresh install of Win 8.1.
     
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  5. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Also if your key is embedded in the BIOS, you can clean install either 8.1 or 10 and it will activate (at least it did when I did it).
     
  6. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Or you may need 8.1 first, not quite sure.
     
  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #7 s1ave77, Jun 2, 2017
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  8. John Sutherland

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  9. Agret

    Agret MDL Novice

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    I find that sometimes Windows 8.1 installer won't accept a Windows 8 product key. Simple fix is to install the OS with no key entered during setup or one of the "setup keys" posted on Microsoft site then after installation enter your Windows 8 product key for activation and it will go through with no problem.