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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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post #2 of 5
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
Thread Starter 
Maybe. What does the 2nd one mean?
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[Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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post #4 of 5
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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Ryzen & Vega
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For Sale: Logitech UE6000 headphones
$75 (USD) or best offer
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[AMD] Ryzen R7 1700 w/EK Supremacy Evo AMD  [MSI] X370 XPower Gaming Titanium [XFX] R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation w/Alphacoo... [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB @3000MHz 
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) 
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[Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
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Temporary Rig
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Ryzen & Vega
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For Sale: Logitech UE6000 headphones
$75 (USD) or best offer
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Ryzen R7 1700 w/EK Supremacy Evo AMD  [MSI] X370 XPower Gaming Titanium [XFX] R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation w/Alphacoo... [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB @3000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[Crucial] M4 128GBx2 RAID 0 [WD] 2TB Black HDD [Corsair] SP120 (x7) [Corsair] AF140 (x1) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... [Corsair] CX850M 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended (See audio in signature) 
Other
[Ikea] Tornliden Desk 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Ryzen R7 1700 w/EK Supremacy Evo AMD [MSI] X370 XPower Gaming Titanium [AMD] Vega Flagship GPU [G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 2x8GB @3000MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Barrow] D5 Heatsink/Reservoir/Heatsink [Barrow] White 1/2"x3/4" Compression Fittings [Primochill] Advance LRT Clear 1/2"x3/4" Tubing [Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360mm 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
[Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240mm [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] RM850i w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended 
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