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Well, this can't be correct, can it? I guess I have to buy another copy of Win 8.1 as my key doesn't work. I say sux because this all started out from a upgrade from Windows 7 purchased by myself with 3 installs for 3 pcs.
I guess moving on up to version 8 from version 7 I lose the other 2 installs I paid for initially?
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Well, this can't be correct, can it? I guess I have to buy another copy of Win 8.1 as my key doesn't work. I say sux because this all started out from a upgrade from Windows 7 purchased by myself with 3 installs for 3 pcs.
I guess moving on up to version 8 from version 7 I lose the other 2 installs I paid for initially?
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Used the appropriate KMS installation key (keys are listed at technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612867.aspx ) as the 8.1 setup won't accept a W8 key. This key will allow you to install but won't activate.

After installing, open regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/

Set the values as follows:

MediabootInstall = 0
RetailInstall = 0

These two values will identify your fresh install as an upgrade, otherwise your upgrade key won't work.

Open as command prompt as administrator (Win key + X > Command Prompt (as administrator)

Input the following commands, you should get a popup after each one telling you that the command was successful.

slmgr /ipk YOUR-WIN8-KEY-WITH-HYPENS

slmgr /rearm

restart and activate. You might need to use the automated phone activation but it takes 10-15 minutes tops.
 
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That is very helpful and I thank you for taking the time out to help.
I'd still like to know about moving on up to version 8 from version 7. Do I technically lose the other 2 installs I paid for initially?
 
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So you bought 3 Windows 7 keys or 3 Windows 8 upgrade keys? Sorry, I don't exactly get what you're asking.
 

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So you bought 3 Windows 7 keys or 3 Windows 8 upgrade keys? Sorry, I don't exactly get what you're asking.
I bought Windows 7 Home Premium that came with installs for 3 different computers. It was called Windows 7 HP Family Pack. Sold for $150.00 US.
 
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So you're trying to install W8.1 using your W7 keys? That won't work. Or are you trying to upgrade one PC to W8.1?

I don't know how the family pack works. Did you receive 3 separate keys or a single key that could activate on 3 different PCs? If it's the former I don't think you'd have a problem upgrading one PC to W8.1 as each key is unique. If it's a single key that activates on 3 PCs I don't know how upgrading would affect the other installs.
 
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So you're trying to install W8.1 using your W7 keys? That won't work. Or are you trying to upgrade one PC to W8.1?

I don't know how the family pack works. Did you receive 3 separate keys or a single key that could activate on 3 different PCs? If it's the former I don't think you'd have a problem upgrading one PC to W8.1 as each key is unique. If it's a single key that activates on 3 PCs I don't know how upgrading would affect the other installs.
Well, as normal with the Family Pack from Windows, I received 1 key for activation on 3 different PCs. Now I want to go to Windows 8 on all 3 PCs. After that gets installed I want to get the free upgrade to 8.1 on all 3 PCs.
Sounds simple, but I don't think I can get my other 2 installs installed legally. And I'd like to stay legal.
 
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The latest update Rollup for 8.1 (KB3000850) issued as an optional update this month has problems. I just had to uninstall it. After install, my Zone Alarm and Avast! would not start anymore, the system became completely unresponsive, would not shut down or restart without a "hard" reset or shutdown, and system restore wouldn't work either.

So, I managed to get uninstall of that single large 712MB update to work, and now everything works perfectly.

No coincidence, I think.

Anyone else have problems?
 
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Well, as normal with the Family Pack from Windows, I received 1 key for activation on 3 different PCs. Now I want to go to Windows 8 on all 3 PCs. After that gets installed I want to get the free upgrade to 8.1 on all 3 PCs.
Sounds simple, but I don't think I can get my other 2 installs installed legally. And I'd like to stay legal.

I think you should contact MS on this. If the pack consisted on 3 different keys upgrading one PC to W8 shouldn't be a problem but in this case I don't know what would happen to the other two installs.


The latest update Rollup for 8.1 (KB3000850) issued as an optional update this month has problems. I just had to uninstall it. After install, my Zone Alarm and Avast! would not start anymore, the system became completely unresponsive, would not shut down or restart without a "hard" reset or shutdown, and system restore wouldn't work either.

So, I managed to get uninstall of that single large 712MB update to work, and now everything works perfectly.

No coincidence, I think.

Anyone else have problems?

hummm, I don't have that one installed and it doesn't show up on Windows Update (just made a manual check). Maybe it hasn't been released internationally yet.
 

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The latest update Rollup for 8.1 (KB3000850) issued as an optional update this month has problems. I just had to uninstall it. After install, my Zone Alarm and Avast! would not start anymore, the system became completely unresponsive, would not shut down or restart without a "hard" reset or shutdown, and system restore wouldn't work either.

So, I managed to get uninstall of that single large 712MB update to work, and now everything works perfectly.

No coincidence, I think.

Anyone else have problems?
Yes, I've had issues myself with my PC and my daughter's laptop. She was able to uninstall the update, but I had to do a system restore to 11 days back. I also had issues with IE loading, and (since this was a new rig I'm setting up) I had problems installing iTunes. I also had the issue with Avast (it would run if I double-clicked the icon on the desktop that I hadn't removed yet) and with lockups/unresponsiveness.

BTW, when my system restore was done it said it failed with an error code, but I rebooted and it was fine. I could not do the restore from inside the OS, but had to do it through advanced troubleshooting.

I was heading to this thread to let you guys know it was a problem. I'm glad it's not just me that is having an issue.
 
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DX12 is supposed to be exclusive but then again they ported 11.2 back to W7 so...
 

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DX12 is supposed to be exclusive but then again they ported 11.2 back to W7 so...
Was it an official port or a community thing?
 
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Sorry, brainfart, it was 11.1 which was released for W7.

Still I don't think MS will leave W7 users out in the cold regarding DX12.
 

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Sorry, brainfart, it was 11.1 which was released for W7.

Still I don't think MS will leave W7 users out in the cold regarding DX12.

And even if they do, I don't see them setting W8 users aside. It's still too new. I'm like TMM, I'm not likely to upgrade from 8.1 anytime soon.

EDIT: W7 mainstream support ends after Patch Tuesday in January, so more than likely W7 will not get DX12.
 
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Enable secret hidden Continuum UI (new Start screen) in Windows 10 build 9879 and 9888

win + r -> regedit -> enter -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher

If this key does not exist, then just create it. Then create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named UseExperience and set it to 1. Sign out and log in back.

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Use secret "Exit Explorer" context menu on Windows 8/8.1/10
Just press and hold Ctrl+Shift and right click on an empty area of the Taskbar.

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How To Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1/10
Hold down Shift while clicking on Restart, available from any Power icon. Then follow these steps:
Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart -> and choose what you need there
 

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Found some interesting stuff and tried it. It works lol:

Enable secret hidden Continuum UI (new Start screen) in Windows 10 build 9879 and 9888

win + r -> regedit -> enter -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher

If this key does not exist, then just create it. Then create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named UseExperience and set it to 1. Sign out and log in back.

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Use secret "Exit Explorer" context menu on Windows 8/8.1/10
Just press and hold Ctrl+Shift and right click on an empty area of the Taskbar.

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How To Boot Into Safe Mode on Windows 8/8.1/10
Hold down Shift while clicking on Restart, available from any Power icon. Then follow these steps:
Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart -> and choose what you need there
Wow man thanks for the pro-tips! I love quick keys! :toast:
 
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I didn't know that Microsoft released new Windows 8.1 iso with update 3


Good for those who installs W8.1 from scratch. They won't need to download all those gigs of updates/rollups.

Multiple En edition Iso called

en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_6051480.iso

en_windows_8.1_with_update_x86_dvd_6051550.iso

Subscribers can go and grab them
 
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