1. Hna's Avatar
    Hello guys,

    I'm an university student in Portugal (ISEP - Engineering) and my University has a partnership with Microsoft (MSDN Academic Alliance - Microsoft Dreamspark for Academic Institutions) and around 1 month ago I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Pro (Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 32/64-bit (English) - DreamSpark ).

    Aparently Windows 8.1 only came out today and I'm just wondering if I have the full version or not. I have all the features and I don't have anything on the store to update. How is it possible that they have the full version out for students for over one month, when the "full" version only came out today for everybody else.

    Is there a way of easly checking if I have the preview or the full version?

    Thanks in advance.
    10-17-2013 02:33 PM
  2. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Editions of Windows 8 Pro that are installed using KMS activation or activated using multiple activation keys can't install the free update to Windows 8.1 from the Store.
    10-17-2013 02:38 PM
  3. Hna's Avatar
    Editions of Windows 8 Pro that are installed using KMS activation or activated using multiple activation keys can't install the free update to Windows 8.1 from the Store.
    Ok, but my question is:

    If I already have the Windows 8.1 Pro, how do I know it is not the preview but the full version?
    Everything here says it's 8.1 Pro but I just want to make sure It really is.
    10-17-2013 02:40 PM
  4. mv740's Avatar
    Hello guys,

    I'm an university student in Portugal (ISEP - Engineering) and my University has a partnership with Microsoft (MSDN Academic Alliance - Microsoft Dreamspark for Academic Institutions) and around 1 month ago I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 Pro (Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional 32/64-bit (English) - DreamSpark ).

    Aparently Windows 8.1 only came out today and I'm just wondering if I have the full version or not. I have all the features and I don't have anything on the store to update. How is it possible that they have the full version out for students for over one month, when the "full" version only came out today for everybody else.

    Is there a way of easly checking if I have the preview or the full version?

    Thanks in advance.
    rtm = full version, it isnt a full edition for student, it's full version for developper. 1 month before everyone else to update/code your program for 8.1.
    10-17-2013 02:44 PM
  5. mv740's Avatar
    Btw im a msdnaa student like yourself :)
    10-17-2013 02:45 PM
  6. Oris's Avatar
    Ok, but my question is:

    If I already have the Windows 8.1 Pro, how do I know it is not the preview but the full version?
    Everything here says it's 8.1 Pro but I just want to make sure It really is.
    if you have dreamspark(for student) account you probably have 8.1 full version.
    10-17-2013 02:46 PM
  7. Memitim's Avatar
    Microsoft makes the final build of their OS's available to MSDN subscribers before it's released to the public so dev's and IT pro's can develop for it before the official release. The only difference is the updates you would've received today from Windows Update.

    So yes you have the final release
    10-17-2013 02:47 PM
  8. Hna's Avatar
    Thanks all for the answers!
    10-17-2013 02:47 PM
  9. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Make sure to run Windows update after the fact. There are at least 3 additional patches to apply.
    10-17-2013 03:11 PM

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