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Windows 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM - How did you install?


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Poll: Windows 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM - How did you install?

Those upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to 8.1 RTM....

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#1 BoDEAN

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  • Joined: 04-May 04
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • OS: Windows 8.1
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:02

How did you go about installing 8.1 RTM?




#2 +devHead

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:06

I reformatted my SSD and Installed it clean from a Jumpdrive.



#3 freak180

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  • Joined: 02-December 08
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:11

Upgraded on top of my current 8.0. However my MAK couldnt be usded to activate therefore leaving me the choice of getting a new key off of the Surface Pro computer at best buy..Yes I know I'm bad..... :|



#4 OP BoDEAN

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:29

I reformatted my SSD and Installed it clean from a Jumpdrive.

 

Do you install windows 8 first, then boot off the iso/thumbdrive with 8.1 on it, and install that?  Or can you just install 8.1 from scratch?



#5 ManMountain

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  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro MC x64
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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:35

Put 8.1 on USB stick, booted from it and wiped for a clean install then activated.



#6 hagjohn

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:36

clean install, making sure secure boot was active.



#7 TPreston

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 23:47

Same as awalys made a baseline image with all my applications installed / configured then used sysprep followed by WDS capture

#8 McKay

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:02

We can upgrade install from 8.1 Preview? Sweet!



#9 AsherGZ

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:13

You can but its no different from a clean install since you'll have to reinstall all apps and software.

#10 DJGM

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:31

Upgraded on top of my current 8.0. However my MAK couldnt be usded to activate therefore leaving

me the choice of getting a new key off of the Surface Pro computer at best buy..Yes I know I'm bad..... :|

The product key printed on the OEM COA label attached to the computer?



#11 freak180

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  • Joined: 02-December 08
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  • OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:41

The product key printed on the OEM COA label attached to the computer?

MS no longer have the product key label on their computers anymore



#12 +LightEco

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 00:56

Clean install is the way to go. Less problems and less chance of trouble occurring. I clean installed off a flash drive, took about 15 minutes and its working flawlessly.



#13 Night Prowler

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:14

Started out with a clean install, and I really wasn't looking forward to installing all my non-metro applications. I then pushed my 8.0 image back, which was running flawlessly. I then preformed an upgrade. The upgrade went flawless. Thought Start8 would croak on the install but everything seems to have made the transition. 

 

What I found was; SEP seems to have a problem in the new IE11, Ad Muncher doesn't work in IE11, and Roboform fails in IE11. Went back to 8.0, but will do a clean install after there are some verified updates to some of the apps I love to use.

 

This has nothing to do with 8.1, as it is all due to the fact 8.1 was not supposed to be available until October, which would give all the developers enough time to make their programs 8.1 compatable.



#14 +devHead

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:19

Do you install windows 8 first, then boot off the iso/thumbdrive with 8.1 on it, and install that?  Or can you just install 8.1 from scratch?

No, I just installed 8.1 from scratch.  I used the "provided" key for the initial install, then activated it using my original Windows 8 key.



#15 streetw0lf

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:31

My first install of 8.1 was an upgrade over 8.0.  Went very well.  After awhile I tried a clean install on it where I replied to save nothing.  It started the install then I abruptly got a message that it was reverting back to my old Windows 8.1.  Is it possible to do a clean install of 8.1 on a 8.0 system?  I did it on an 8.1 system which might explain the failure to install.