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Anyone find any actual patch notes?
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for this ISO to hit. Not having an ISO for it is a pain in the butt. Rather than downloading it once and distributing it through the network, we'd have to rely on people going through the stupid microsoft store - assuming they have a live account set up with the store. Companies don't want to have to deal with each individual computer like that...it'd be a pain the butt and a complete waste of time.

This is for the update to the Windows 8.1 operating system that is released next week. This has nothing to do with the past free upgrade from the Windows 8 operating system to the Windows 8.1 operating system. Also, no company had to do it by individual computer via the store; if that's how you attempted to roll 8.1 out, well, I would have fired you on the spot.
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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

for this ISO to hit. Not having an ISO for it is a pain in the butt. Rather than downloading it once and distributing it through the network, we'd have to rely on people going through the stupid microsoft store - assuming they have a live account set up with the store. Companies don't want to have to deal with each individual computer like that...it'd be a pain the butt and a complete waste of time.

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Originally Posted by Bearybear View Post

This is for the update to the Windows 8.1 operating system that is released next week. This has nothing to do with the past free upgrade from the Windows 8 operating system to the Windows 8.1 operating system. Also, no company had to do it by individual computer via the store; if that's how you attempted to roll 8.1 out, well, I would have fired you on the spot.

Yeah, no company should ever roll something like this out individually. I'm 90% sure that Windows 8.1 can be deployed en masse via SCCM.

Edit: The update is deployable via MDT or SCCM but you have to have Windows 8 Enterprise or a Windows 8 Pro Volume License. That probably covers most businesses where upgrading would be a pain though.

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Edited by FallenFaux - 4/3/14 at 12:03pm
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This is for the update to the Windows 8.1 operating system that is released next week. This has nothing to do with the past free upgrade from the Windows 8 operating system to the Windows 8.1 operating system. Also, no company had to do it by individual computer via the store; if that's how you attempted to roll 8.1 out, well, I would have fired you on the spot.

ah we don't have SCCM and it wasn't a big enough deal for me to really look into the subject any further.

Thanks for letting me know though.
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WARNING!!! STUPID QUESTION AHEAD!

Can I use this ISO to do a fresh install before the update is "officially" released through the store? I'd hate to reinstall from scratch, put my windows key in and be out of luck because I dont have a Windows 8.1 disc. I hate the fact these OS's are not on physical media!
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WARNING!!! STUPID QUESTION AHEAD!

Can I use this ISO to do a fresh install before the update is "officially" released through the store? I'd hate to reinstall from scratch, put my windows key in and be out of luck because I dont have a Windows 8.1 disc. I hate the fact these OS's are not on physical media!

Yes, these .isos already include all the latest updates from Microsoft, even the ones that will go live April 8th.

Perfectly safe to perform a clean install.
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Yes, these .isos already include all the latest updates from Microsoft, even the ones that will go live April 8th.

Perfectly safe to perform a clean install.

Even if you have a windows 8 key? I remember people saying after 8.1 update hit that you can't use your windows 8 key with a windows 8.1 iso. You had to either get a 8.1 key or do the upgrade via windows store.
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post #18 of 106
I can't use this isos... downloaded multiple of them now but all are corrupted.. :/
now I downloaded the normal Windows 8.1 (just for testing if its my problem) and that works fine... anybody else this got this problem?
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Anyone find any actual patch notes?
Not patch notes but I found a video of one of Microsoft official highlighting the new features: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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So what exactly do I do with this .zip file that I downloaded from Technet?
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