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

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How did you go about installing 8.1 RTM?

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

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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..... :|

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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?

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

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clean install, making sure secure boot was active.

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

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We can upgrade install from 8.1 Preview? Sweet!

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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It's asking me for my product key, it hasn't picked it up automatically from the BIOS? I thought that's how product keys were handled now? This machine came pre-installed with Windows 8

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Google search ProduKey. Its a useful app for finding out the product key

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installed 8.1 x64 core or home whatever it is. then used my oem key to activate it

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Did a clean install with the provided key, then used my Win 8 key to activate.  Worked great!

In my home test server, discovered that my TechNet Server 2012 keys don't work with Server 2012 R2. The install-with-provided-key-and-activate-with-original-key method didn't work. :( 

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I wondering if I should redo the install. Would like to ask for users opinions.

 

I installed Windows 8, fresh format.  Upon first boot, put in the 8.1 RTM disk, and installed 8.1

Reading a lot of people just do a full install from 8.1 RTM (and skip 8.0).  Would you redo the install or should it be fine how I did it?

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How do I make the WZR RTM iso bootable on USB and/or DVDr?
I burned it to DVDr, however when I boot up, doesn't seem to be bootable (have to run setup from within windows)

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Did you burn the ISO as an image??

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Did you burn the ISO as an image??

 

Yes, using imgburn, write image file to disc

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Did it with the bootable usb stick works fine didnt have to use the key it suggested either :P

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Since more and more people are saying they're having problems with apps not working right from time to time I'll hold off and wait for GA and just update from the store.  One thing though, will the RTM update show up in the store for people on preview as well?

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