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#61 Tews

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:55

FYI: Windows 8.1 can be activated with your Windows 8.0 key.. ;)




#62 Dane

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:02

FYI: Windows 8.1 can be activated with your Windows 8.0 key.. ;)

 

Some places including here, are saying no they cannot be.  Who is right?



#63 Tews

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:04

I can assure from personal experience .... it works.. ;)



#64 Studio384

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:04

Since I just did, I guess it's true.



#65 Dane

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:08

I can assure from personal experience .... it works.. ;)

 

 

Since I just did, I guess it's true.

 

 

Did you guys upgrade? That's what I'll be doing.  



#66 FunkyMike

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:09

Some places including here, are saying no they cannot be.  Who is right?

 

It seems to me that there is some confusion about Retail vs MAK vs KMS in regards to what can be updated with the same key.

 

But Retail is pretty much safe from any perspective it seems.



#67 furyshinobi

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:14

Did you guys upgrade? That's what I'll be doing.  

 

I've upgraded and the install didn't accept my retail Pro key but yes, Win8 to win8.1 can be upgraded but through another way.



#68 Dane

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:49

I've upgraded and the install didn't accept my retail Pro key but yes, Win8 to win8.1 can be upgraded but through another way.

I have a legit 8,  it came pre installed, with no key because they're "Flashed" into the bios,  or whatever they decided with microsoft,  will it work correctly?



#69 Steven P.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:01

I can assure from personal experience .... it works.. ;)

OMG we made you famous! http://www.neowin.ne...r-windows-8-key :p



#70 Tews

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:07

:woot:  :woot:



#71 freak180

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:12

A MAK key should work depending on the number of activation left...So Upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 is not possible? Only clean install?



#72 furyshinobi

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:35

I have a legit 8,  it came pre installed, with no key because they're "Flashed" into the bios,  or whatever they decided with microsoft,  will it work correctly?

 

Good question, I'm not sure honestly... :/ Maybe try to get/write the key down from the Bios and then try installing it? Or you could just try it and hope it works.



#73 Tews

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:38

A MAK key should work depending on the number of activation left...So Upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1 is not possible? Only clean install?

 

The best you can do using the ISO, is to keep your files/settings .. you will need to re-install your apps, or upgrade through the Windows Store in October.



#74 Dane

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 14:48

Good question, I'm not sure honestly... :/ Maybe try to get/write the key down from the Bios and then try installing it? Or you could just try it and hope it works.

 

 

How do I go about trying to find this?  I tired before when I first got it.  I suppose I can wait until October if need be.  Hmm.  



#75 xendrome

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 22:07

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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