how to upgrade legal copy of windows 8 enterprise x64 to enterprise 8.1

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  1. broken_cue

    broken_cue MDL Novice

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    Hi sorry for my ignorance but for the life of me I cannot figure out which Iso to use to upgrade my legal copy of windows 8 enterprise x64 to 8.1 x64 enterprise. After reading everywhere online I think I need the msdn version to upgrade and keeps my files and applications.

    I got my Enterprise copy from my school with the key but they still don't have the 8.1 iso up. So if someone here could please give me a direct link to an iso of the msdn version I will really appreciate it.

    Thanks !
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Since you can only activate Enterprise with volume licensing, you have to use an ISO file to upgrade.
    Windows Store upgrades are for retail/oem only.
     
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  3. Wellington Britto

    Wellington Britto MDL Novice

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    One question that I have.

    Good morning everyone.


    I have a question that is generating me problems ...


    If active Windows 8 with a MAK key, as I can actulizarme to Windows 8.1, without having to re-activate my Windows?


    Thank you very much. :tea::ball2:
     
  4. broken_cue

    broken_cue MDL Novice

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    Where can I get this volume licensing iso from? I don't have a subscription to vl.
     
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  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Not possible, sorry. The volume licensing does not transfer from 8.0 to 8.1
     
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  7. Wellington Britto

    Wellington Britto MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much. Have a very good weekend.


    Greetings from Spain. :drinks2:
     
  8. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    So "legal upgrade" can only be obtained with "legal tender"? :D
     
  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I don't know exactly how the volume licensing works for Win8, but I'm pretty sure that you can just get new keys from the website.
    I think it was just MS's way of limiting leaked VolumeMAK keys from activating newer 8.1 systems.
     
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  10. GrantSwinger

    GrantSwinger MDL Novice

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    That's pretty much the way it works. When you go to download the Enterprise 8.1 ISO from the volume licensing website the new MAK key is waiting for you.
     
  11. broken_cue

    broken_cue MDL Novice

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    Thanks, downloaded "en_windows_8_1_enterprise_x64_dvd_2971902.iso". From what i read i should be able to activate it. Will report back as soon as i attempt.
     
  12. urie

    urie Moderator
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    It wont activate with your old key that is for version 8 only not 8.1.