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windows 8.1 new update october

By taffa ·
when I got my new laptop Acer V3-571 it was loaded at factory with one language and I got a upgrade free to media center the download did not work of the 1 language i cant remember
what I did but got Microsoft to download from Germany software and I got windows 8 serial and software then got to windows 8.1 pro with media center
now my worry is this I don't have software on a dvd and when the new windows 8.1 comes in and anything happens to my software how can I create a dvd so now or after new update I reload a clean installation on my laptop.
please help
E.Taffa

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Clean Install

by dmiles In reply to windows 8.1 new update oc ...

Here are the steps that lets you download the Windows 8.1 ISO using a legitimate retail Windows 8 product key:

Download both the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 setup installers from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
Once downloaded launch the Windows 8 installer and enter your product key when prompted to do so.
Once the download begins, immediately pause your download at 1%. Do not quit the installer at the estimating time screen. Once you pause the download at 1%, quit the installer.
Now, run the Windows 8.1 installer and you will notice that it will tell you "download did not complete successfully" and that there was an "element not found" error. This is normal. Close the installer.
Now, re-launch the same Windows 8.1 installer. You will now be downloading the Windows 8.1 ISO. After the download is complete, you can save it as an ISO or create the USB media immediately.
You can install Windows 8.1 using the ISO or even burn it to a DVD or make a bootable USB thumb drive with the media.

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