ok so since we run Windows 8 pro using MAK keys in ur company how does one update or get the update? From this link i can't believe that MS would send out an update that would require a complete reintall just because we use a Volume License with a MAK key. Any help would be appreciated.
You can download an ISO file from the Microsoft Support page or Volume Licensing Center.
Extract the contents to a file share. If you do manually the update process, open an UNC path and double click the setup.exe file. When an installation starts, you can choose "Upgrade".
If you have chance to use a more professional way like SCCM, you can create a task sequence.
The Windows 8 MAK keys cannot be used for the Windows 8.1 activation.
- Edited by T. Kujala Friday, October 18, 2013 1:50 PM
So is 8.1 only KMS?
This depends on the agreement when your computer buy the MAK keys. If SA about Free upgrade hasn’t been bought in the agreement, you may need to buy the new keys.
For detailed information, please contact license experts:
Microsoft Volume Licensing Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers
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ok so i downloaded the 8.1 ISO file from VLSC. I put it on a USB drive using Windows 7 usb tool. When i click on setup.exe i get the windows 8 splash screen and then it says preparing and it goes to 100% then it goes away and nothing. I even tried to boot the usb drive and it tells me to boot to and upgrade that way. Hmm what else can i do?
>> When i click on setup.exe i get the windows 8 splash screen and then it says preparing and it goes to 100% then it goes away and nothing.
I am having the same problem. The contents of my setupact.log file are below.2013-12-11 10:25:39, Info UI Determining whether we should run ConX or legacy setup
2013-12-11 10:25:39, Info UI Will launch ConX setup experience
2013-12-11 10:25:39, Info UI Launching ConX setup experience