What are the differences between the MSDN Windows 8.1 isos and the not released ones?

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  1. Shahe

    Shahe MDL Member

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    Guys I can see that there are Windows 8.1 Preview isos available for MSDN Subscribers, and yet people are waiting for the "official" ones. Does anyone know what differences are there going to be between these isos?
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    The ISO's at msdn are ISO's of upgrade, not standalone, so you cannot dual boot with them or choose which partition to put in on.
     
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  3. Shahe

    Shahe MDL Member

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    And therefore can't do a clean install either, right?
     
  4. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    not sure wtf lobo is on. MSDN ISOs can be used to do a clean install or a dual-boot scenario
     
  5. lobo11

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    #6 lobo11, Jun 27, 2013
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  6. BAV0

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  7. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

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    There will be no difference between the MSDN and public ISO's.
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    The ISO I downloaded from msdn was not a standalone, in other words it had to go on top of a windows 8 you all ready had, not standalone|
     
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  9. BAV0

    BAV0 MDL Expert

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    What was the filename?
     
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  10. lobo11

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    I don't know as I deleted it, but it had 64 and 86 ISO's I think 235 something
     
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  11. BAV0

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    #12 BAV0, Jun 27, 2013
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    What are you saying!?:confused: There are no 32 and 64-bit isos on MSDN and 235?? What does that even mean:confused:
    EDIT: Okay, I think I understand the 235 thingy, you mean part of the last number in the ISO filename, but even then all those isos are standalone...
     
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  12. lobo11

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    I was wrong about where I got them, but they were not standalone and came together Hello all...
    For those who want the info for the ISO here it is...
    Windows 8.1 Preview (x64) - DVD (English)
    File Name: en_windows_8.1_preview_x64_dvd_2358761.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: D8076E029292FBC933792D215793045031255FF6

    Windows 8.1 Preview (x86) - DVD (English)
    File Name: en_windows_8.1_preview_x86_dvd_2358833.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: 447CCD24EB3DC6CFD9A42E62A5F6418B578E3CBF
    Got them via TechNet.
     
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  14. lobo11

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    Last sentence on above post, Got them via TechNet
     
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  15. BAV0

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    Going by those filenames and hashes those are exactly the same ISOs as on MSDN, but since they were bundled (64/86) you didn't get them through official sources, therefore it's possible that something is wrong with them. I can assure you that those ISOs can be used to perform clean installs, dual boot etc.
     
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  16. lobo11

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    Even on partition with no OS on it?, if so may I have download info, thanks.
     
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  17. BAV0

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    Yes, even on empty partitions, but I can't give you any download links since the ISOs aren't (officially) available to the public yet, only on MSDN and TechNet. There's a topic on MDL with unoffical download links though.
     
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  18. lobo11

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    you wouldn't know where that might be, please
     
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