{SOLVED}Questions about upgrading laptop with OEM 8, to 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Hot Tuna, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Hot Tuna

    Hot Tuna MDL Novice

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    #1 Hot Tuna, Jul 27, 2014
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    Hello. I recently bought a HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b129wm.

    It comes with Windows 8, and after updating, and updating, it doesn't give the option to upgrade to Windows 8.1.

    Is there a way to simply download a bloatware free (preferably Win 8.1 Pro VL or Retail), and retain my OEM activation?

    Can I also keep my recovery partitions (for warranty purpose) intact if I were to format C: with a fresh copy?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Huh ... there's no Upgrade Offer in Windows Store :g:?

    I would assume there's a Core version installed so you need the Core/Pro with update ISO from: Paul's Magnetic MSDN Jukebox (post#2).

    An Upgrade will only touch a found system partition.
     
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  3. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    You could try to clear Store cache in your current win 8, CMD(Admin): WSReset.exe , reboot.
     
  4. Hot Tuna

    Hot Tuna MDL Novice

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    Yes! Thank you guys, now I see it.