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Windows 8.1 9600.16384 RTM INFO.

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Seketh    107

Minor question, upgrading to 8.1 works like a service pack? You don't lose anything, not even drivers?

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+LimeMaster    14,891

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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How did you get the option to keep your programs and settings? Mines is only offering personal files. :(

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xendrome    4,444

How did you get the option to keep your programs and settings? Mines is only offering personal files. :(

 

Are running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro with Media Center?

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+LimeMaster    14,891

Are running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Pro with Media Center?

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

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xendrome    4,444

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center.

 

I think the problem here is your trying to install Windows 8 Pro, on a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center coded OS.

 

Try this: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

 

Change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductID to "Windows 8 Pro"

 

Then run setup again, see what it offers. You will obviously lose Media Center, but I think you can then use your MCE key after to activate and it will also reinstall MCE.

 

And P.S. write down the existing settings first just in case.

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YouWhat    15

I think the problem here is your trying to install Windows 8 Pro, on a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center coded OS.

 

Try this: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

 

Change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductID to "Windows 8 Pro"

 

Then run setup again, see what it offers. You will obviously lose Media Center, but I think you can then use your MCE key after to activate and it will also reinstall MCE.

 

And P.S. write down the existing settings first just in case.

Yes the media center key will work again to activate and install the MCE.

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+LimeMaster    14,891

I think the problem here is your trying to install Windows 8 Pro, on a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center coded OS.

 

Try this: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

 

Change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductID to "Windows 8 Pro"

 

Then run setup again, see what it offers. You will obviously lose Media Center, but I think you can then use your MCE key after to activate and it will also reinstall MCE.

 

And P.S. write down the existing settings first just in case.

Didn't work, sadly :(

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xendrome    4,444

Didn't work, sadly :(

 

Try a reboot then try again?

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+LimeMaster    14,891

Try a reboot then try again?

Still the same.

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xendrome    4,444

Still the same.

Weird... you could always do the above steps, us a Windows 8 Pro ISO and re install with the keeping apps/settings/files, that will take away MCE, then do the Windows 8.1 install.

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+LimeMaster    14,891

Weird... you could always do the above steps, us a Windows 8 Pro ISO and re install with the keeping apps/settings/files, that will take away MCE, then do the Windows 8.1 install.

Could the issue be a problem with lanuage packs?

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freak180    549

Just a warning it does not take MAK Keys :( I cant activate! If anyone has a spare Windows 8 key I can buy from please let me know :(

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BoDEAN    68

Stop being so anal geez! Nothing wrong with users of neowin downloading the RTM leak...Forget MS.. I rather download on my terms and not wait an extra month for nothing!

 

A Men to that. Always dealing with the internet police on here

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+LimeMaster    14,891

OK, re-installing Pro works using the upgrade method.

 

Thanks for the help, xendrome! :)

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BoDEAN    68

Anyone confirm these are legit for x64?

 

SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B MD5: F104B78019E86E74B149AE5E510F7BE

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Tews    203

 

Anyone confirm these are legit for x64?

 

SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B MD5: F104B78019E86E74B149AE5E510F7BE

 

 

 

Yes, those are from MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT .. 

 

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2013
BUILD: 6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623
FILE:  Windows_8.1_EN-US_x64.ISO
SIZE: 3,899,295,744 byte
SHA-1: BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B
MD5: F104B78019E86E74B149AE5E510F7BE9
 
NOTE: this is original M$ image.

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BoDEAN    68

If we run 8.1 Preview, can we install 8.1 over it?  Or am I forced to format/re-install Windows 8, then put on Windows 8.1?

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Brandon H    1,483

If we run 8.1 Preview, can we install 8.1 over it?  Or am I forced to format/re-install Windows 8, then put on Windows 8.1?

you can install the RTM over the preview but it won't let you keep anything

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BoDEAN    68

you can install the RTM over the preview but it won't let you keep anything

 

Thanks for the quick reply, Brando212.  Keep anything as in what, Metro stuff? Or everything that is on my boot drive?

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Tews    203

The options will be,

 

1. Keep personal files/settings ( you will need to reinstall your apps/programs )

2. Keep nothing

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Brandon H    1,483

Thanks for the quick reply, Brando212.  Keep anything as in what, Metro stuff? Or everything that is on my boot drive?

from what i understand (as i haven't tried it myself) is it will create a windows.old folder like older upgrades and erase your metro apps & settings

 

edit: ninja'd by Tews  :rofl:

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Tews    203

from what i understand (as i haven't tried it myself) is it will create a windows.old folder like older upgrades and erase your metro apps & settings

 

edit: ninja'd by Tews  :rofl:

 

:shifty:  :shifty:

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ZakO    340

Have the hashes been confirmed by any official sources, or are people just taking the leakers word that it's an "official" MS image? I know this leaker/releaser is generally correct/trusted and they probably are genuine but usually you can verify the hashes on MSDN. Since they haven't been released on MSDN yet, there seems to be no way to verify these are definitely genuine MS images?

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Buendia    33

Have the hashes been confirmed by any official sources, or are people just taking the leakers word that it's an "official" MS image? I know this leaker/releaser is generally correct/trusted, but usually you can verify the hashes on MSDN... since they haven't been release yet, there seems to be no way to verify these are definitely genuine MS images?

 

No, we still don't have official confirmation from MS about the hashes since the RTM will be released on MSDN and Technet on October 18.

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Tews    203

^^

This is true, however, my experience over the years has shown his leaks to be 100% trustworthy!

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