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Minor question, upgrading to 8.1 works like a service pack? You don't lose anything, not even drivers?

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Just FYI I was able to upgrade fully, using the "provided" key, then using my Retail key afterwards to activate. It gave me this options running the setup from Windows 8.0

 

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How did you get the option to keep your programs and settings? Mines is only offering personal files. :(

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How did you get the option to keep your programs and settings? Mines is only offering personal files. :(

 

Are running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro with Media Center?

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Are running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro with Media Center?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

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Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

 

I think the problem here is your trying to install Windows 8 Pro, on a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center coded OS.

 

Try this: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

 

Change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductID to "Windows 8 Pro"

 

Then run setup again, see what it offers. You will obviously lose Media Center, but I think you can then use your MCE key after to activate and it will also reinstall MCE.

 

And P.S. write down the existing settings first just in case.

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I think the problem here is your trying to install Windows 8 Pro, on a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center coded OS.

 

Try this: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

 

Change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductID to "Windows 8 Pro"

 

Then run setup again, see what it offers. You will obviously lose Media Center, but I think you can then use your MCE key after to activate and it will also reinstall MCE.

 

And P.S. write down the existing settings first just in case.

Yes the media center key will work again to activate and install the MCE.

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I think the problem here is your trying to install Windows 8 Pro, on a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center coded OS.

 

Try this: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

 

Change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductID to "Windows 8 Pro"

 

Then run setup again, see what it offers. You will obviously lose Media Center, but I think you can then use your MCE key after to activate and it will also reinstall MCE.

 

And P.S. write down the existing settings first just in case.

Didn't work, sadly :(

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Didn't work, sadly :(

 

Try a reboot then try again?

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Try a reboot then try again?

Still the same.

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Still the same.

Weird... you could always do the above steps, us a Windows 8 Pro ISO and re install with the keeping apps/settings/files, that will take away MCE, then do the Windows 8.1 install.

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Weird... you could always do the above steps, us a Windows 8 Pro ISO and re install with the keeping apps/settings/files, that will take away MCE, then do the Windows 8.1 install.

Could the issue be a problem with lanuage packs?

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Just a warning it does not take MAK Keys :( I cant activate! If anyone has a spare Windows 8 key I can buy from please let me know :(

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Stop being so anal geez! Nothing wrong with users of neowin downloading the RTM leak...Forget MS.. I rather download on my terms and not wait an extra month for nothing!

 

A Men to that. Always dealing with the internet police on here

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OK, re-installing Pro works using the upgrade method.

 

Thanks for the help, xendrome! :)

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Anyone confirm these are legit for x64?

 

SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B MD5: F104B78019E86E74B149AE5E510F7BE

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Anyone confirm these are legit for x64?

 

SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B MD5: F104B78019E86E74B149AE5E510F7BE

 

 

 

Yes, those are from MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT .. 

 

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2013
BUILD: 6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623
FILE:  Windows_8.1_EN-US_x64.ISO
SIZE: 3,899,295,744 byte
SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B
MD5: F104B78019E86E74B149AE5E510F7BE9
 
NOTE: this is original M$ image.

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If we run 8.1 Preview, can we install 8.1 over it?  Or am I forced to format/re-install Windows 8, then put on Windows 8.1?

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If we run 8.1 Preview, can we install 8.1 over it?  Or am I forced to format/re-install Windows 8, then put on Windows 8.1?

you can install the RTM over the preview but it won't let you keep anything

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you can install the RTM over the preview but it won't let you keep anything

 

Thanks for the quick reply, Brando212.  Keep anything as in what, Metro stuff? Or everything that is on my boot drive?

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The options will be,

 

1. Keep personal files/settings ( you will need to reinstall your apps/programs )

2. Keep nothing

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Thanks for the quick reply, Brando212.  Keep anything as in what, Metro stuff? Or everything that is on my boot drive?

from what i understand (as i haven't tried it myself) is it will create a windows.old folder like older upgrades and erase your metro apps & settings

 

edit: ninja'd by Tews  :rofl:

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from what i understand (as i haven't tried it myself) is it will create a windows.old folder like older upgrades and erase your metro apps & settings

 

edit: ninja'd by Tews  :rofl:

 

:shifty:  :shifty:

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Have the hashes been confirmed by any official sources, or are people just taking the leakers word that it's an "official" MS image? I know this leaker/releaser is generally correct/trusted and they probably are genuine but usually you can verify the hashes on MSDN. Since they haven't been released on MSDN yet, there seems to be no way to verify these are definitely genuine MS images?

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Have the hashes been confirmed by any official sources, or are people just taking the leakers word that it's an "official" MS image? I know this leaker/releaser is generally correct/trusted, but usually you can verify the hashes on MSDN... since they haven't been release yet, there seems to be no way to verify these are definitely genuine MS images?

 

No, we still don't have official confirmation from MS about the hashes since the RTM will be released on MSDN and Technet on October 18.

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^^

This is true, however, my experience over the years has shown his leaks to be 100% trustworthy!

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