Which Update Disc is Compatible with My Laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by marcorossi, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. marcorossi

    marcorossi MDL Novice

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    I bought last year an Asus laptop which was preinstalled with Windows 8 (non-Pro) x64 and had an embedded product key.

    Even once the harddrive was formatted, the setup read the key embedded in the chip and chose the non-Pro edition automatically so that clean reinstallation could be completed when an en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso disc was used.

    Then Windows 8.1 was released and its update followed it.

    Every time however I try to make clean installation of Windows 8.1 (with Update) using a disc of en_windows_8_1_x64_dvd_2707217.iso or en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso, the setup cannot recognize the embedded key nor manual inputs of the key (read with RWEverything) can be accepted (invalid key).

    I don't want to start with en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso every time to reach "Windows 8.1 with Update".

    Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    read the key of your bios, install 8.1 from scratch using the generic key and later activate with your 8 key > done
     
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