I could use some help upgrading windows 8 to 8.1 with update without using the store.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by urbanracer34, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. urbanracer34

    urbanracer34 MDL Novice

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    I have a system I built with Windows 8.0 64-bit. I have a legitimate product key, 8.0 discs and an 8.1 with update disc from 53564-murphy78-s-Windows-8-1-Server-2012r2-with-Update-MSDN-iso-files

    I do NOT want to update through the Windows Store.

    I was under the assumption that I would run the update disc, enter my product key and it would update my 8.0 to 8.1 automagically. NOPE!
    Pop in my legit product key and it said it was for "another edition of windows" and to "try another key."

    What am I doing wrong? How can I update through the 8.1 with update disc I just burned?

    Thanks,

    urban
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #2 PaulDesmond, Jun 18, 2014
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    you cannot upgrade W8 pro to server version. Only way is to go up to W8.1 pro with update

    EDIT: huh, I mixed thread title with content, sorry .... doggie has the correct answer
     
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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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  4. urbanracer34

    urbanracer34 MDL Novice

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    Just finished the update, everything works perfectly. :D