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Get Windows 8.1 ISO file without Windows 8.1 product key
Get Windows 8.1 ISO file without Windows 8.1 product key
10-24-2013 - 05:42 PM
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At the previous thread I showed you How to Download and Create a Windows 8.1 ISO file. However in that way you will need to have your Windows 8.1 product key to download the ISO file. If you only have a Windows 8 product key, and want to clean install Windows 8.1, then you have to update to Windows 8.1 via the Windows Store.
Now with this trick using the Windows 8 product key you can still download Windows 8.1 ISO file without having to go through the Windows Store. It provides a way for many people to upgrade multiple PCs from a single download.

Note:
If you get an error when downloading Windows 8.1, please delete 2 hidden folders below, and start over at step 3.
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebSetup
and
C:\ESD\Windows


Step 1: Go to Microsoft's Upgrade Windows with only a product key page.
Step 2: Click on the "Install Windows 8" button.

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Step 3: Download and run the Windows8-Setup.exe file

Step 4: Enter your Windows 8 product key click on Next button.
Note:
To download a 32-bit Windows 8.1 ISO, you must do this step in 32-bit Windows.
To download a 64-bit Windows 8.1 ISO, you must do this step in 64-bit Windows.


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Step 5: After the download begins, close the Windows 8 setup window and confirm that you want to quit the setup.

Step 6: Navigate back to the Microsoft's Upgrade Windows with only a product key page, click on the light blue "Install Windows 8.1" button.

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Step 7: The Windows Setup will run and begin downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO, without prompting for a product key.

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Step 8: Once the ISO finishes downloading, it will check the download and uncompress the install files, and then start to get files ready.

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Step 9: Choose Install by creating media, and click on Next.

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Step 10: Select ISO file, and click on Save

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Step 11: Provide a save locations, enter the name for the .iso file, and click on Save and then Setup will copy the ISO to that.

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Step 12: Click on Finish

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Step 13: Now, you will have the Windows 8.1 ISO file saved on your PC and from there you can use it to upgrade other PCs or install on other PC.



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