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How to upgrade Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows 8 to 8.1

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I have a laptop on the 8.1 preview and my desktop is running W8, and I can't seem to find how to upgrade either to 8.1. They say to do it from the store, but no updates pop up.
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Some editions of Windows 8 do not support the free update to Windows 8.1. These include:

Windows 8 Enterprise
Editions of Windows 8 Pro installed by companies through KMS-activation
Editions of Windows 8 installed via an MSDN ISO-file and activated with multiple keys
If you've installed Windows 8 using an MSDN ISO-file, it's possible to install Windows 8.1 using a similar ISO-file
http://uk.hardware.info/news/37460/microsoft-launches-windows-81

Maybe that is the reason?
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Maybe. What does the 2nd one mean?
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1TB 5400RPM HDD 8GB SSD cache Western Digital Passport 1TB Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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I think the second options means:

That you downloaded the Windows ISO from MSDN, and activated that license with a serial key, that is also used on other windows installations,

meaning that is has no more ''uses'' left.

In the way that if you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1, it counts as one more registration on the key.

This is just pure speculation from my side, i just copied and paste it from the site is put under the quote
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post #5 of 5
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Alright, the laptop was activated via Lenovo, so I thought that might apply. Ugh this is obnoxious.
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1TB 5400RPM HDD 8GB SSD cache Western Digital Passport 1TB Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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Lenovus Maximus
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For Sale: Logitech UE6000 headphones
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
1TB 5400RPM HDD 8GB SSD cache Western Digital Passport 1TB Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
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14" 1080p AHVA panel (aftermarket) Thule Gauntlet 15" case Logitech G602 Insignia hard gaming mat 
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