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Offline upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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  • Hello, 

    I have 1 computer that is currently running windows 8. This PC is on a area without internet connection.

    Is there a way to download 8.1 upgrade and apply on the windows 8 offline?

    thank you.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 2:01 PM

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  • No.  You can only access the Windows 8.1 Update through the Windows Store which means an active internet connection is required.

    Carey Frisch

    • Proposed as answer by Carey FrischMVP Wednesday, November 6, 2013 2:24 PM
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 2:24 PM
  • hum, ok.

    that will create a problem for user that have very slow broadband or even those who pay for traffic, since they will have to download the update multiple times depending on the number of PC they would like to upgrade.

    So if this upgrade really "free", if you look at the cost you will have to go through to obtain it?

    I was expecting and ISO or executable mode that would allow update and validate it against existing Windows 8 Key.

    I might be missing some point here, maybe security measure.. but can't really understand which!

    • Proposed as answer by Dylanbatt74 Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:02 PM
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 3:30 PM
  • You might try this third-party workaround: How to download the official Microsoft Windows 8.1 ISO

    Carey Frisch


    Wednesday, November 6, 2013 8:18 PM
  • This does the trick.

    Thank you.

    • Proposed as answer by larbakium Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:02 PM
    Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:02 PM
  • Is third party safe? I'm using windows 8.0 which is pre-installed. I'm facing problem during updating to 8.1, when the first phase of installation process, the system is automatically restart after then the system is not display any thing unless I pressing long on power button it restore previous version of window. How can i get rid of this issue? second, is  it necessary to have internet connection when first phase of installation is being process? 

    Thank you

    Friday, January 24, 2014 11:23 AM
  • This trick work on Pre-installed windows 8.0 system?


    • Edited by Jabbarshah Friday, January 24, 2014 11:26 AM
    Friday, January 24, 2014 11:26 AM
  • To be honest, never tried on pre-installed windows 8.0 system. I have completed my initial installation and than the upgrade.

    But to be honest I do not see how it could cause impact. Its still acopy of windows 8 that is installed and its s software upgrade. The worst scenario you could expect licesing issues at later stage.. but not even that as far as I am aware...

    I know its not much... maybe someone has a different view..

    Friday, January 24, 2014 11:58 AM
  • This trick work on Pre-installed windows 8.0 system?




    No, as there is no product key. Microsoft are continuing down the path of self-destruction by making Windows and Office as difficult to install or upgrade as possible. There is no Technet Subscriptions service any more as it has been "retired." So, you have a small network of 6 or 7 OEM laptops and you want to upgrade them all to Windows 8.1, you have to download the 3.6GB file for each one.

    Microsoft, the writing is on the wall. No wonder, Currys (UK) are pushing macs over pcs. I will continue to sell Windows 7 unless you engage your corporate brain and start punishing your genuine customers, due to the minority of crackers who will never pay for licences.



    • Edited by Adam Pollard Saturday, February 15, 2014 5:24 AM to add blockquote
    Saturday, February 15, 2014 5:22 AM
  • Bit late to the party, but yes, you can.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42327

    Follow the "install" instructions.

    Hope this helps.
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:18 PM
  • @Zirconium90

    I'd bet it won't help.

    The Windows 8.1 Update is essentially a Service Pack which installs on Windows 8.1 systems.  I would be greatly surprised if the link you posted allowed one to upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1.  You can thank Microsoft for giving the update such an ambiguous name.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:37 AM
  • Bit late to the party, but yes, you can.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42327

    Follow the "install" instructions.

    Hope this helps.

    That is inaccurate - that's the "Windows 8.1 Update 1" set of updates. You have to already have Windows 8.1 for those.

    It is NOT the Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1 update.

    Friday, July 11, 2014 11:03 AM
  • Hi

    you have to download a iso from a torrent site like kickass.to (Windows 8.1 AIO with rtm update)

    then you have to recover your OEM windows 8 product key with progrm called (Recover Keys) & and save it on a flash drive its a html file

    copy the iso on 8GB flash drive with rufus (if you have dvd rom then burn iso)

    boot rom flash and chose your windows 8 drive (if you dont format c drive all file will move in a folder called old.windows)

    and after you setup your windows go to (This PC) properties (Where you show you PC spec) the click on change my product key an enter your windows 8 product key that you recover with Recover Key

    Done!

    P.S:I have an ASUS X502CA with windows 8 Pre-Installed.First i upgrade it from iso and i get bsod then i made a clean install now im work with win 8.1

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:52 AM
  • I make the same, I'm now downloading Windows 8.1 X64 to make that, and I'm already have recover keys, now, you make the clean install in Windows 8.1 ok, you activate a validate copy of Windows 8.1 with ur old Windows 8 key? Sorry about my poor english, is cause I speak more spanish.
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:25 PM
  • There is NO KEY for windows 8 so how do you get a key to move forward with this option?
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:36 PM
  • I was able to solve it as follows.

    I have downloaded the ISO Windows 8.1 Single Language (can be the version according to each case).

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO

    I extracted the contents of ISO file for example C:\Win81upgrade

    To extract ISO files it is possible to use applications such as Winrar (shareware), among others.

    After extraction, I ran the Setup.exe file to trigger the update process.

    The update occurred without any problems. CDKEY was not requested because my software is OEM. Since Windows 8 are stored in the BIOS.

    However, if your Windows is not an OEM and you are prompted for CDKEY, you can use the free Produkey application, which reads the key preinstalled on the system.

    https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

    I waable to solve it as follows. I have downloaded the ISO Windows 8.1 Single Language (can be the version according to each case). https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO I extracted the contents of the ISO file for example C: \ Win81upgrade To extract ISO files it is possible to use applications such as Winrar (shareware), among others. After extraction, I ran the Setup.exe file to trigger the update process. The update occurred without any problems. CDKEY was not requested because the software is OEM. Since Windows 8 are stored in the BIOS. However, if your Windows is not an OEM and you are prompted for CDKEY, you can use the free Produkey application, which reads the key preinstalled on the system. https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    I was able to solve it as follows. I have downloaded the ISO Windows 8.1 Single Language (can be the version according to each case). https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO I extracted the contents of the ISO file for example C: \ Win81upgrade To extract ISO files it is possible to use applications such as Winrar (shareware), among others. After extraction, I ran the Setup.exe file to trigger the update process. The update occurred without any problems. CDKEY was not requested because the software is OEM. Since Windows 8 are stored in the BIOS. However, if your Windows is not an OEM and you are prompted for CDKEY, you can use the free Produkey application, which reads the key preinstalled on the system. https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    I was able to solve it as follows. I have downloaded the ISO Windows 8.1 Single Language (can be the version according to each case). https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO I extracted the contents of the ISO file for example C: \ Win81upgrade To extract ISO files it is possible to use applications such as Winrar (shareware), among others. After extraction, I ran the Setup.exe file to trigger the update process. The update occurred without any problems. CDKEY was not requested because the software is OEM. Since Windows 8 are stored in the BIOS. However, if your Windows is not an OEM and you are prompted for CDKEY, you can use the free Produkey application, which reads the key preinstalled on the system. https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    • Proposed as answer by jonnius Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:53 AM
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:04 PM
  • The best answer guy Thanks to You!
    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:55 AM