Question about a Windows 8.1 ISO

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    So we know that the Windows 8.1 x64 RTM ISO can be used to isntall either:

    Windows 8.1 Core
    or
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    It all depends on the product key you enter during insallation, the respective edition will be installed.

    Now I used the Windows 8.1 Setup box to download the Windows 8.1 GA x64 ISO and I entered my Windows 8 Pro key so the question is:

    Did the Setup box download a Windows 8.1 Pro only or is it the same thing, as in, when I boot off the USB or DVD, it will install either Core or Pro (retail) depending on the key I enter?
     
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  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Setup box download a Windows 8.1 Pro only or Core only
     
  3. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Ohhh so it's not the unified ISO!! thanks man!
     
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  4. empireum

    empireum MDL Junior Member

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    You can choose edition which you want to install: Core or Pro.
     
  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    so what about what Abbodi said? that's its locked to Pro since its a retail ISO downloaded with the Setup Box?
     
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  6. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    You can find out if the ISO has Pro/Core of one of the two with imagex or DISM. If the ISO has both indexes then you'll be able to use both, I doubt it can be LOCKED to one or the other.
     
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  7. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    can you please tell me how to do that in a step by step instruction?

    thanks bro
     
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  8. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    The Setup downloader only downloads the image corresponding to the product key you entered when the downloader asked for it, so it's either Pro or Core, but not both. There is no need to check with dism, it's based on the product key.

    There is no big surprise here. The Setup downloader never did download the full contents of an MSDN ISO, it wasn't designed for it.
     
  9. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    ahh thanks a lot for this logical explanation bro! I really appreciate it
     
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  10. NiFu

    NiFu MDL Member

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    Not applicable: DISM works only with WIM files. E.G.:

    Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"G:\sources\install.wim"
    Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"G:\sources\install.wim" /index:1
    Dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:"G:\sources\install.wim" /index:2


    But downloaded ISO with "Setup Box" includes an "install.esd" file instead of "install.wim".
     
  11. miragamal

    miragamal MDL Novice

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    i tried to do that but always i was facing problem