Windows 8.1 only from the windows store?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Linktopower, May 21, 2013.

  1. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    You know I've seen that people (That own Windows 8) will only get a free upgrade to windows 8.1 through the windows store app.
    Is this the truth?, if it is I'm going to probably not be able to get my upgrade that I deserve...
    I have dial up and the windows store app hates this kind of connection for some stupid reason.

    So you guys think that Microsoft distribute it any other way other then the Windows store app?
    I'm hoping that there will be some sort of free iso we can get instead of getting through the windows store.
     
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  3. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Alright sorry about that, I'll post my question there.
     
  4. whoareyouxda

    whoareyouxda MDL Member

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    You have dial-up in 2013? Where do you live? Fort Scott, Kansas??? :p Lol
     
  5. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Hmm... I'm guess Dial up is out of date huh. lol
    No really though, I live in the middle of nowhere so dial up is the only think I can get at the moment.
     
  6. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    You do not have to be only in Fort Scott, Kansas to have Dial Up... many places in the 4th World called U.S.A. have slow internet....
    some places do not even have Satellite Internet Available....

    PSS: I know Dorothy from Liberal, even tho I do not live there.
     
  7. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    It's simple, if the phone co. decides that it's not worth the cost to provide broadband to your region then you are out of luck. :D

    If OP has a smartphone with web connection he can share it with his PC.
     
  8. EFA11

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    Or find a friend to burn and mail you a copy
     
  9. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Or grab a USB FD and go to a web bar. :D
     
  10. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    So you guys think you can download free upgrade without having to through the windows store?
    I mean I thought it was not going to available free though any other means besides the windows store.
     
  11. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Seeing how there are already versions of 8.1 circling the www- then most likely the final version of it will be as well.
     
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  12. Carlos Detweiller

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    There's a big chance 8.1 will be sold as pressed DVD, so... :ball2:
     
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  13. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

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    Yeah you guys are probably right. I guess I've been thinking to hard about this crap.
    Anyways thanks for the reply's...
     
  14. EFA11

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    If MS does that (and I highly doubt it) then they are more screwed up than Ballmar at the blue oyster.
     
  15. bchat

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    It will be delivered to your home in a little clown car driven by Paul Desmond...;)
     
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  16. PaulDesmond

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  17. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    If we can download the 8.1 upgrade by the store and keep the file in HDD, it's ok.
     
  18. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    don't worry. there will be a version for all of us as a single iso file. Them loading it directly through store get the update and all others do either clean install or a regular upgrade like done from 7 > 8 (similar)
     
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    cuteee MDL Guru

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    #19 cuteee, May 22, 2013
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    I didn't understand the second sentence. Why you think we need to loading the iso file directly through store to get the update ?
     
  20. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    brrb. Store updates can be done by those having a "genuine" W8 and then simply get their files through it.
    New customers not having an 8.1 can "purchase" an iso and install as usual onto a clean HDD or upgrade their W8 by using this iso doing nothing else like upgrading from 7 > 8 = 8 > 8.1
     
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