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#16 Roger H.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:57

From the posts it doesn't seem you can use your current key to activate so may as well you wait some more.




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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:59

I'm guessing it won't work on systems with en-GB lanuage pack.



#18 Dane

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:48

From the posts it doesn't seem you can use your current key to activate so may as well you wait some more.

 

 

If your current keys don't work, then is it the finish RTM?   Your regular keys, to do 8-8.1 via the upgrade option should work,  right?



#19 Roger H.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:55

These bits aren't retail AFAIK so that's why current keys wont allow you to install it. You can however install with the leak key then once it's done change to your normal key and then that should activate.

 

Now the issue is do you want to do that :ermm:



#20 ManMountain

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:56

There wasn't an upgrade option for me, only options available where to keep personal files only or keep nothing.

 

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#21 xendrome

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:56

If your current keys don't work, then is it the finish RTM?   Your regular keys, to do 8-8.1 via the upgrade option should work,  right?

 

Someone is saying to use the key provided with the ISO to install then change it after to your retail key. But that I believe is for a fresh install. I am also curious about the upgrade question.



#22 xendrome

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:57

These bits aren't retail AFAIK so that's why current keys wont allow you to install it. You can however install with the leak key then once it's done change to your normal key and then that should activate.

 

Now the issue is do you want to do that :ermm:

 

 

Well fresh install's would require a new key since this is Windows 8.1 not 8.0, so it makes sense that 8.0 keys do not work with 8.1. The real question is upgrading, actually with an upgrade one would think it would look at the current installed key and continue.



#23 Steven P.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:58

Pretty sure the upgrade path will only be available in the Windows Store.



#24 +Zlip792

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:01

One noob questions..

These are OEM rather than Retail... Does it make a difference really???



#25 Panda X

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:05

Nevermind apparently I can't see.



#26 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:10

i think i will just wait for the update via the windows store in October.



#27 freak180

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:32

how the hell can we  not upgrade using the ISO? I miss the old vista days how upgrading was so easy :\



#28 +Harrison H.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:38

There wasn't an upgrade option for me, only options available where to keep personal files only or keep nothing.

 

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Are you on the 8.1 preview? If so that is expected.

 



#29 freak180

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:45

Please someone confirm is upgrade is possible. I bought a new laptop Yoga 11 and I would like to upgrade 8.0 to 8.1.



#30 scorpian007

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 13:23

I'm trying to put it on my SP but looks like it won't keep my apps, etc in place. It only gives me the option to keep my personal files. Hmmmm, not sure what to do.





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