Inplace update not working with GA enterprise ISO, is this normal?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by velocidad, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. velocidad

    velocidad MDL Member

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    Well, long time ago I downloaded Windows 8 Enterprise x64 from MSDN and activated via microsoft, and now I got RTM and GA from other sources (what I mean it's that I did not download directly from MSDN). Now that I have some time I make some tests.

    The activated machine has never get internet connection, results:

    Enterprise 8 and RTM iso:
    -I use the Setup.exe with graphical options.
    - That iso don't allow me inplace update, only install with keep data, keep data and aps and keep nothing. Using keep data and apps, I got 8.1 deactivated.

    Enterprise and GA iso:
    -I use elevated cmd ---> setup.exe /auto:upgrade (seem this option is the same as install and keep data & apps)
    -Using graphical interface of setup.exe is the same as before, no inplace update. Using keep data and apps, I got 8.1 deactivated.
    -My account password did not work, as it install english keyboard layout and set it to default (mine is spanish)
    -A new pop-up appear after install in the upper right corner telling me how to use the charm bar (something that did not appear on RTM)


    Is this normal? Or should I think I download a bulls**t with same SHA1 as MSDN? Why I can't make inplace update with an activated Enterprise machine and GA iso? and moreover, Why are this iso's so different?

    Then how to make inplace update to Enterprise edition without internet connection?
     
  2. geier20001

    geier20001 MDL Novice

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    Do you downloaded the ISOs before GA or after? They changed the VL-ISOs, the old one can't be used for an inplace upgrade. Don't ask why.
     
  3. velocidad

    velocidad MDL Member

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    Im using es_windows_8_1_enterprise_x64_dvd_2972092.iso it's released on MSDN 17/10/13, but I download from mega not MSDN, SHA1 match but who knows.
     
  4. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    You could have replied in the other thread where you have linked this thread. In place update won't work with retail MSDN ISO, it will only work with Pro VL and Enterprise which is released on 10/17/2013. I have said that many times. You could have read my post.
     
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  5. majo

    majo MDL Novice

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    Velocidad please could you send me the links, please? a greeting
     
  6. velocidad

    velocidad MDL Member

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    Im using es_windows_8_1_enterprise_x64_dvd_2972092.iso it's released on MSDN 17/10/13, but I download from mega not MSDN, SHA1 match but who knows.


    will send u pm
     
  7. gfxcell

    gfxcell MDL Novice

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    #7 gfxcell, Oct 20, 2013
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    Ok.
    I have been reading up on all of this windows 8 and maybe someone can clarify some information for me and possible provide links.

    1. Windows 8 and 8.1 ISOs
    A. there is the Retail (RTM) version (these can be used with OEM)
    core, pro, MCE
    B. there is a VL version.
    core, pro, MCE, Enterprise
    - These must be separate discs. (thus to have "all versions available you will need 2 discs/ ISOs)

    2. The ei.cfg file (used in win 7 to change from retail/VL/OEM) is now only used in windows 8 to unlock versions and bypass mandatory key entry?

    3. To upgrade from 8 to 8.1
    - retail and OEM will find a link in "store"
    - any version activated VL or KMS will need an in place upgrade from a complete 8.1 ISO.

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    1. can you provide links to the correct ISOs (or PM me).
    2. does the updates from 8 to 8.1 require internet connection?
    3. is it possible to change and existing 8 installation from 8 VL to retail or OEM?
    4. is there an 8.1 update (like the retail and oem version) for VL in the works, if not what is so fundamentally different about the structure VL that makes that so?


    Thanks
     
  8. velocidad

    velocidad MDL Member

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    I think you are very lost, there are so many iso's /disks, not only 2.

    -Multiple versión iso, include core/pro (OEM it's just the license type, not an iso), also there are one iso for x86 and another one for x64.
    -There are also Pro VL version (also another 2, x86 & x64) and Enterprise version (also another 2, x86 & x64). Moreover there are N versions of this 4 isos.
    -To complicate this a Little more, there are RTM versions of the isos mentioned above (reléase 9/9/13) and GA (release on 17/10/13).
    -There are even more versions, but no one cares about that ones.

    1) http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/47732-The-Windows-8-1-(-amp-related)-Repository
    2) That is what my post is about, it seems there is no inplace update on any version, and also it seem there is no way to update Enterprise version from 8 to 8.1, even with internet.
    3) Probably but no idea. Use search.
    4) Pro VL and Enterprise version, are in so many ways different from Retail Core/Pro. They include additional features (like Windows to go), and you can't upgrade to Media Center (WMC).
     
  9. gfxcell

    gfxcell MDL Novice

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    location of iso?
     
  10. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    See the ones with this sign (*), it means:
    Note: * represents that the Release is GA (17 Oct 2013) one, all other's are Pre-GA (9 Sept 2013).
     
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