Clean install of Windows 8.1

  1. swarfega's Avatar
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       #1

    I know this isn't the EightForums but I've not logged on there for some time now.

    I need to clean install Windows 8.1 and having trouble finding an up-to-date guide. At the beginning of this year I followed this guide which worked nicely but it appears it is no longer working.

    Any one know of a current guide to follow?

    Basically I was given a Windows 8 key by a friend who had an MSDNAA account (he doesn't have that account any more). I guess I could do the 8-8.1 upgrade route but I'd rather do a clean 8.1 install.
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  2. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #2

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...te.html?filter The trick to download 8.1 with an 8.0 key may not work anymore. It can't hurt to try though, assuming your key is valid. If you can get your hands on an 8.1 ISO this may work. http://www.eightforums.com/installat...oduct-key.html
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       #3

    Yes it appears that the clean install trick doesn't work any more which is annoying. Ill have to do the long slog and install 8, clean that up then upgrade.
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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #4

    You can still install 8.1 with a generic 8.1 key and activate with an 8.0 key, if you have an 8.1 ISO. You just can't download 8.1 with an 8.0 key from that link I posted.
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