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2 years ago#91
I used Belarc Advisor to search for my product key after I updated to 8.1 through the Microsoft store and it found 2 product keys.. One was the product key for Windows 8 that I already knew about and other one was a key I never seen before.

Just out of curiosity I typed in my original Windows 8 product key in the 8.1 upgrade program provided at the link below and got a message saying "The product key didn't work" but when I type in the other key that I never seen before it says "Your product key checks out! Press next when you're ready."

When I press next and go to the next page it says "Sorry, Windows 8.1 isn't available for online purchase in the country/region you're in." even though I'm in the US. Strange.....


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
Link^^^
2 years ago#92
pelon213 posted...
well i just called MS & they verified my info & resent me my key. Quick & painless. All is good now. THX


Yea they are much better with that as of late.
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2 years ago#93
So I just purchased Windows 8 and finished installing it. Can't seem to find Windows 8.1 in the store, though.

Also, my PC seems to be too weak to download a good portion of the Metro apps. >_>
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2 years ago#94
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/17/4847578/windows-8-1-now-available-to-download

Click the link at the bottom and it'll bring it up in the store
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2 years ago#95
I know where to find the store. lol

The update isn't appearing there.
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2 years ago#96
Orestes417 posted...
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/17/4847578/windows-8-1-now-available-to-download

Click the link at the bottom and it'll bring it up in the store


I don't know who that works for but I've been trying this for hours and it doesn't work.
What's weird and obnoxious was that the update was offered to me on the Store's front page at 9 AM this morning, but on this other computer also at my desk at work, going to the Store just gives me the regular stuff I'm not interested in. Clicking on the link just takes me back to the Store's homepage.
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2 years ago#97
Hey, Shub, I just read an article saying to run Windows Update and it should pop up with some new updates that are required for Windows 8.1 to appear. I'm trying it now.
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2 years ago#98
No
No
No
No

Windows 7 >>>>> Windows XP >>>>>> Windows 98 >>>>>> Windows 95 >>>>>>Windows 3.1 >>>>Windows 8
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2 years ago#99
BIGGESTPS3FAN posted...
Hey, Shub, I just read an article saying to run Windows Update and it should pop up with some new updates that are required for Windows 8.1 to appear. I'm trying it now.


Yeah, been reading that as well. My OS is fully up-to-date.
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2 years ago#100
Ah. Well, it seemed to have worked for me. Hope you get it working, man.
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