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I don't use the Windows Store.

 

Can I upgrade from 8 to 8.1 without any issues? (wiping data/programs etc.)

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I don't use the Windows Store.

 

Can I upgrade from 8 to 8.1 without any issues? (wiping data/programs etc.)

 

Yes, no issues though if you already installed WMC in 8.0 then you have to do a clean install~ or reinstall 8.0 and all your apps and then upgrade to 8.1 no problems.

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Yes, no issues though if you already installed WMC in 8.0 then you have to do a clean install~ or reinstall 8.0 and all your apps and then upgrade to 8.1 no problems.

Seems not :(

 

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I had two issues with 8.1 - solved one of them, seems it doesn't like it if you ave the drive encrypted, and the Nvidia drivers only let me use one of my two monitors, used an image I had of Windows 8 and both monitors are back, wonder if i should chance using the WHQL drivers on Windows 8.1

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only problem i have is it keeps saying this "You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this folder" or move & delete

 

never had this on any other os

I noticed the same thing

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sxs

 

edit: Here is the KB about the issue btw:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782/en-us

 

If it fails there is an alternative solution in there via gpedit

Thanks I think I figure out why it not loading the sxs files when I was directing it from the cmd to my installation disk...I think I downloaded a bad copy of the leak, because it takes forever for dvd drive to just read the disk when I pop it in. I dont know how I got to install the first time but now  it's not working. I even tried to reboot my laptop to the media disk and it couldn't read it. Tried my original Win 8 disk and it read it fine. So I will try again when i download another copy of 8.1.

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Nobody has let me know if my settings are correct from the pic I posted on my SecureBoot. Cus it still says that it's not configured correctly .

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Can someone share a valid key for Windows 8.1 activation? Thanks a lot

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Activation or installation?  Either way I doubt anybody will post it for you here, but if you're asking for activation that means you don't have your own valid Win 8.x key and you're asking for piracy... :shifty:

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My retails keys work fine but I also have a MSDN Windows 8 VLK, this key refuses to activate.
 
Any ideas of how I can activate a MSDN VLK Windows 8 Key?
 
Thanks!

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I thought it was possible to activate Windows 8.1 Enterprise with your existing Windows 8 VL MAK key, but the key doesn't work.

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I thought it was possible to activate Windows 8.1 Enterprise with your existing Windows 8 VL MAK key, but the key doesn't work.

 

I've been unable to make this work either.  Played with ei.cfg, different isos, no change.  It looks like they might have killed that SKU.  Someone should call MS and ask.

 

I keep reading that they are re-issuing the MAK keys for 8.1 and that there will be no free upgrade.

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