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Ok. Get from Windows Update like a Service Pack?
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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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.
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.
 

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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.
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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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.

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 .
 

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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 .
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!

Can I join?

Running 8.1 pro at home and 8.1 enterprise at work.
Absolutely! I've added you to the list of members in the OP.
 
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Rumor

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

Apparently update 1 will also come with some improvements that Microsoft has been working on, which will improve memory usage and disk space requirements, thus allowing Windows 8.1 update 1 to even run on cheaper small tablets. Users are also expected to receive the ability to pin Metro-style applications to desktop task bars, the update may also bring close boxes for said applications. The home screen may come with dedicated power and search buttons, apart from a right-click context menu for mouse users.
 

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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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uggghhhh, a windows 8 key cant download the 8.1 file? whyyyyyy
because i didnt read the whole page, duuuuuuuh
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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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.

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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yep, it worked and activated fine. ugly OS.... so, so ugly.
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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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 -_-
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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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.
Didn't have any of those issues.
 

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Didn't have any of those issues.
it did not like my monitor. changed to 150% DPI on its own, changed res to 1024x768 in stereoscopic 3D... it umm, was weird.