Win 8 -> 8.1 via Store the same as Win 8.1 MSDN RTM + Windows Updates?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by littledebbie, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. littledebbie

    littledebbie MDL Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    I like to do clean installs on my machines and Windows 8.1 is no exception. If I install the Windows 8.1 MSDN RTM Iso (that was actually leaked by WZOR) and then just do Windows Updates (Rollups included), is that considered as having the full/final version of Windows 8.1?

    Or, do I need to Install Windows 8 and download Win 8.1 via the Store to really/truly have the final version?

    Please pardon the dumb question, but I have seen a lot of information in the Win 8.1 posts that have confused me.

    Thanks a lot for your help and time!
  2. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

    Apr 20, 2011
    I have both, they are the same final versions, but the first one used a lot more hard drive space, the second one via store upgrade, you need to delete the windows.old/windows~bt after upgrade, and used a lot less space.
  3. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2012
    #3 david_xross_2, Oct 21, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2013
    They both are the same :D Makes no difference as to how you proceed..End Product will be the final version.