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diasflacog
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Windows 8.1 Pro download?

Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:41 pm

Hello, I would like to reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro on an older PC, however the person who wants me to format it doesn't have the windows 8.1 pro dvd (they have the key though).

When I go to microsofts website to download the ISO it doesn't give me the option to download the "pro" version.

It only has options for 32bit or 64bit.

As far as I know you need to get the exact same windows version that the key was made for. So for example, if you have windows 8.1 home edition you need to install HOME edition (if the key was made for home edition) or if you have the "pro" key you need the DVD with windows 8.1 "pro".

Is there a way I can download the windows 8.1 "pro" edition iso?
 
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro download?

Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:24 pm

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/softwar ... indows8ISO

probably this guy
en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_6051480.iso
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro download?

Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:13 pm

Yeah, 6051480 is good. Too bad it's almost 4 years old, but they didn't release an ISO that integrates more recent updates.

Might also be of interest:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/links-for-w ... stributer/
 
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro download?

Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:49 am

The installer should have both home and pro. You'll just have to specify which during the install. Windows 10 installers do the same thing. Also, that key should work if you want to jump to windows 10.
 
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro download?

Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:30 pm

gecko575 wrote:
The installer should have both home and pro. You'll just have to specify which during the install. Windows 10 installers do the same thing. Also, that key should work if you want to jump to windows 10.


Ah ok. I just going to ask this because the only options I have are Windows 8.1 N and Windows 8.1 NR or some weird version like that. I've never even heard of those versions.

I download the "normal" windows 8.1 64bit.

So after I burn it and stick in my friends PC I should get an option to choose the "pro" version?

About windows 10, I don't think he wants to use windows 10. Also, as far as I know windows 10 can't be obtained for "free" anymore.
 
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro download?

Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:09 pm

I think you don't select which version to install. It happens based on the key you enter (maybe on laptops it picks that up from the BIOS/ACPI).
But if not, then I presume you'll select it during install.

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