Microsoft has officially launched the Windows 8.1 more of an update to the current Windows 8, earlier this week. Many Windows 8 users can now download the updates on their system easily while the new users or the ones who are updating their systems from the previous version of the Windows which is Windows 7 can also buy the official copy of the Windows 8.1 pack Online and can download it and load it as an ISO file on DVD or USB stick for later installation purposes.
For this we will guide you through how you can get Windows 8.1 ISO using the same Windows 8 Product Key which you have registered previously with Microsoft. But this trick is vital if you don’t have the MSDN or Technet accounts. This will help you get the installation ISO file and create your own install media.
Now you might think why it is good for you? So if you don’t know Microsoft has just announced that the only way to update your current Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 is via the Windows Store online and there will be no ISO File for the public downloads, except fr those who have that MSDN or Technet online accounts. This would be a hazard if you sit down and download the 3.5 GB of data every time you want to install Windows 8.1.
That’s why this trick will help you and allows you to create your own Windows 8.1 ISO and create a Boot-able USB Install disk, for later times so that you won’t need Windows 8 every time to get updated to the latest version of the windows.
How to get Windows 8.1 ISO and Create a USB Install Stick:
All you have to do is follow these steps to get the update.
Step 1: First of all you should visit the Microsoft http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only Here and get the hands on the file.
Step 2: Now you have to scroll down and click Install Windows 8, It will show the Installer assistant.
Step 3: Now you have to enter the you Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro or the Windows 8 Upgrade product key, by confirming the version you paid for earlier.
Step 4: Now wait for the Installer assistant to start downloading, and as soon it show up just close it by clicking on the [X] button on the top right corner.
Step 5: Now go back to the Microsoft Windows upgrade page and click the Install Windows 8.1 and download the new installer assistant. After download completes Run the new Install Assistant.
Step 6: Wait for the downloading to complete and after it you can choose the option of installing the Operating System right then or you can choose the option of : Install by creating media, As shown in images. This will enable you t create a USB/DVD media.
Step 7: Select the USB Drive to load the installation files on the USB Stick or simply select the ISO Option to get the ISO File.
So this was it, Now you always will have the backup of your Windows 8.1 Installation back up, which you can use any time your system got damage or you need the new installation. This will also solve the issues of ” Insert Media: Some files are missing” Error which showed up when you refresh your PC or whenever you clean it up while using Windows 8.1.
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