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  1. MxPhenom 216

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    To get Windows 8.1, you either need to have Windows 8 installed, and upgrade to it from the Microsoft Store app, or get physical copy of 8.1.
     
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    Better download Full Windows 8.1 DVD and install it with fake serial and then change to your serial ...

    (Windows 8 serial not working in windows 8.1 Install)

    is the best way ... Less size , Less time and less chance to get some bug.

    USB 3.0 Sansa Extreme to SSD

    takes about 10~ Mints to install full windows.
     
  3. MxPhenom 216

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    Its the same thing. I had no issues going from 8 to 8.1 upgrading from the Microsoft Store. Took me ~4 minutes to upgrade, including using disk cleanup to get rid of the Windows.old file.
     
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    Done and done :toast:
     
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    4 Minutes to install windows 8 then join to store download 3.5GB and install update again it's like install windows 8 again.

    What ever =) good for you .
     
  6. MxPhenom 216

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    Jesus, I am saying, if you already have Windows 8 from launch or whatever, from an older install. Obviously if you are going from Windows 7, you should just install full 8.1 version.
     
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    Well I have 8.1 Preview installed right now. I was planning on just doing a clean install though maybe I don't have to?

    If so I know I can get an 8.1 iso and there is a way to use my 8.0 key but just was wondering if worth the hassle. The Store upgrade process does seem kinda dumb but I could deal with that.
     
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    Another leaked screenshot of Windows 8.1 update 1. It seems that Windows App is getting Windowed. Hmmmmmmmmm
     
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    Can I join?

    Running 8.1 pro at home and 8.1 enterprise at work.
     
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    Just got the approval from work today, I'm going to BUILD 2014!

    Absolutely! I've added you to the list of members in the OP.
     
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    Is there any tweaks or stuff that needs to be calibrated with Windows 8.1 ? i though i should ask here.
     
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    Rumor

    Windows 8.1 update 1 release falls on a Patch Tuesday, which happens to be March 11th.

     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    so i have a windows 8 key from the cheap rollout thing, and a 60GB SSD.

    how do i go about a fresh install of 8.1 using my key for 8?
     
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    Just pop in your dvd or usb, install 8.1 and use 8 key when prompted. Windows 8 key works on 8 (obviously), 8.1 and it will work on 8.1 update 1 which arrives in March.
     
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    8.1 can be obtained only through the Windows Store as an update for those who already have 8 installed (not iso). But there is an ISO of Windows 8.1 in teh interwebz. The only thing I can help with is SHA-1 hash code for the U.S. English 64-bit Windows 8.1 is BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B so if you do find an iso check its hash sum if it matches then it's a real iso.
     
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    you can trick the downloader into working. routine is as follows:

    run the 8.0 downloader, quit it once it starts downloading
    run 8.1 downloader now and it wont ask for a key

    install 8.1 with official dummy key from MS page here

    once windows has installed, change your product key to your real one. 8.0 keys activate in 8.1 this way.
     
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    If you're using that trick please get back here when it's done because I didn't try that. I just upgraded from 8 to 8.1. But I've seen how subscribers made a clean 8.1 install from an iso using 8 key.
     
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    im downloading now, and plan on a clean install to a second hand 60GB intel 520 SSD i picked up cheap :)

    its almost 1am tho, so i'll have to give up and sleep soon.
     
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    yep, it worked and activated fine. ugly OS.... so, so ugly.
     
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    I shudder to think how I will react to it's looks when I install 8.1 pro for the first time when I get my R9 290 later this week -_-
     
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    I recommend Start8 and ModernMix, by Stardock. Between them both, you get your W7 desktop back along with the improvements in speed, etc. And you can pin the apps, like update 1 is supposed to do.

    EDIT: Oh, and you'll be able to run apps in smaller windows within the desktop environment.
     
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    let me give you a preview:

    hey, why do i need a captcha to make an accoutn and sign in? what the hell?

    WHY SO UGLY

    WHY DID HALF MY WINDOWS SCALE TO 150% AND GO ALL HUGE AND BLURRY

    WHERE DID THE DESKTOP GO. WHY CAN I SEE NOTHING BUT THE DRIVER INSTALLER WINDOW

    seriously, explorer crashed or something and now i'm stuck in win8 with nothing but chrome existing. nice start to the OS.
     
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    Didn't have any of those issues.
     
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    it did not like my monitor. changed to 150% DPI on its own, changed res to 1024x768 in stereoscopic 3D... it umm, was weird.
     

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