1. garak0410's Avatar
    I need to rebuild my system and I want to use a TechNet Windows 8.1 ISO. If I do this, will it accept my Windows 8 key? I'd rather not go from 8 to 8.1 again and just go to 8.1 directly on the rebuild.

    Thanks...
    Brian
    12-03-2013 11:35 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    I need to rebuild my system and I want to use a TechNet Windows 8.1 ISO. If I do this, will it accept my Windows 8 key? I'd rather not go from 8 to 8.1 again and just go to 8.1 directly on the rebuild.

    Thanks...
    Brian
    I don't much blame you there. See here.
    12-03-2013 12:27 PM
  3. garak0410's Avatar
    I don't much blame you there. See here.
    So if I read that article right...I need to do a clean install with a TechNet key first and then change back to my original Windows 8 key?
    12-03-2013 12:39 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    That is how I read it.
    12-03-2013 12:45 PM
  5. garak0410's Avatar
    That is how I read it.
    Thanks... that did the trick. I installed with 8.1 and a TechNet Key and activated it. Then changed the product key back to my original key and it worked. Now to load updates, load my apps back and get my start screen back the way it was.
    Jazmac likes this.
    12-03-2013 02:24 PM

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