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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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Quote:
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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post #3 of 5
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Maybe. What does the 2nd one mean?
 
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[Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360 [Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240 [FrozenQ] Liquid Fusion V w/black helix  [Swiftech] MCP655 SE  
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[Corsair] SP120 (x10) [Corsair] AF140 (x3) [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS 
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[Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] RM750 [Corsair] Obsidian 750D [Razer] Deathadder Elite 
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[Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) [Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
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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
Thread Starter 
Alright, the laptop was activated via Lenovo, so I thought that might apply. Ugh this is obnoxious.
 
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For Sale: Logitech UE6000 headphones
$75 (USD) or best offer
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[Intel] i7 3770k Delidded @4.2GHz [ASRock] H77M [XFX] R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation  [Corsair] Vengeance Pro 2x4GB @2200MHz 
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[Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360 [Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240 [FrozenQ] Liquid Fusion V w/black helix  [Swiftech] MCP655 SE  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[Corsair] SP120 (x10) [Corsair] AF140 (x3) [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] RM750 [Corsair] Obsidian 750D [Razer] Deathadder Elite 
Mouse PadAudioOther
[Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) [Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
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[AMD] Ryzen CPU [ASUS] ATX motherboard [AMD] Vega Flagship GPU [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB (or 4x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD Custom Water [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] RM850x w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
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Ryzen & Vega
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For Sale: Logitech UE6000 headphones
$75 (USD) or best offer
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Intel] i7 3770k Delidded @4.2GHz [ASRock] H77M [XFX] R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation  [Corsair] Vengeance Pro 2x4GB @2200MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
[Crucial] M4 128GBx2 RAID 0 [Danger Den] M6 Nickel  [Alphacool] NexXxoS GPX [Monsoon] 3/8"x5/8" Compressions 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360 [Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240 [FrozenQ] Liquid Fusion V w/black helix  [Swiftech] MCP655 SE  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
[Corsair] SP120 (x10) [Corsair] AF140 (x3) [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] RM750 [Corsair] Obsidian 750D [Razer] Deathadder Elite 
Mouse PadAudioOther
[Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) [Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Ryzen CPU [ASUS] ATX motherboard [AMD] Vega Flagship GPU [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB (or 4x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD Custom Water [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] RM850x w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
[Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) [Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
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