Help!!! Windows 8 is forcing the 8.1 update on me

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by k123, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. k123

    k123 MDL Novice

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    I have a hacktivated windows 8 installation, which regularly pestered me to update to windows 8.1. These untoward advances were always rejected by me, as i always clicked 'remind me later'. Since a few days i have observed high network activity and now suddenly windows is asking me to reboot to install windows 8.1. Now I am afraid to shut down or restart my pc. What will happen if I let it update? Will the crack persist? Will my pc get screwed?
     
  2. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Don't worry.

    Simply upgrade to Windows 8.1 and use MTK to activate your Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 (If you have installed it). Link is from my signature or from OP of that thread.

    Good luck :good2:
     
  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Since it's hacktivated and you don't want to upgrade, why didn't you turn off Automatic Windows Updates?
     
  4. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    It's weird. The updating to win8.1 is by the store and not should pester him.
     
  5. k123

    k123 MDL Novice

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    I wanted the updates, didnt know hacktivated would be such a pain in the ass. Will my pc be formatted in the update?
     
  6. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    no, it keeps everything, its an inplace upgrade
     
  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    No, but you'll have a windows.old folder with all the files that were replaced.
    You can run cleanmgr.exe and select system files to remove it when you're done fishing out important files.
     
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