Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Reputation
    11
    Posts
    10

    Clean Install: Finding an Official Windows 8.1 OEM ISO

    As the title goes, I have the following questions:

    1) Where can I find an OFFICIAL Windows 8.1 OEM ISO Single Language edition that will accept my OEM product key? I heard such an ISO can be found on MSDN and have found this link, however none of those listed seem to be OEM editions.

    2) What keys do I need to do a clean install? I heard you need one key to install the OS, and another to activate it. I have acquired the latter via RWEverything. It is the former key I am interested in.

    Basically what i'm asking for is precise instructions of what official ISO to install, and where to get it from as well as any other info such as extra product keys that I need to know about pertaining a clean (reformat) installation of windows 8.1.
    Last edited by Arkatakor; 11-12-2013 at 11:36 AM.

  2. #2
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    24

    I was half way through making a thread about the exact same question. Any help would be appreciated.

    This link helps for upgrading from windows 8 to windows 8.1 but I'd like to know how to do a fresh installation of windows 8.1.

    @OP sorry about the thread hijack.
    Last edited by ThatGuy_ZA; 11-12-2013 at 11:40 AM.

  3. #3
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    13

    Windows 8 Single Language System is distributed by OEM sales channels.

    U can find following original MS images. I didn't post links. Google it.

    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X86.ENGL ISH.DVD-WZT

    RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2013
    BUILD: 6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623
    FILE: 9600.16384.130821-1623_x86fre_Client_SingleLanguage_EN-US-IRM_CSLA_DV5.ISO
    SIZE: 2,871,472,128 byte
    SHA-1: 08800DE1B4C613A1ABB16FFEBDEA1C4BB4BC7005
    MD5: EC1F013DC512280E5A9E0F01C4A2D361

    NOTE: this is original M$ image.

    by WZT
    09|28|13


    MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.SINGLE.LANGUAGE.RTM.X64.ENGL ISH.DVD-WZT

    RELEASE DATE: 08/21/2013
    BUILD: 6.3.9600.16384.WINBLUE_RTM.130821-1623
    FILE: 9600.16384.130821-1623_x64fre_Client_SingleLanguage_EN-US-IRM_CSLA_DV5.ISO
    SIZE: 3,838,724,096 byte
    SHA-1: 10F0288681BF56D22D9ADC58E27BEE2D781E6A1D
    MD5: 22B42364D905BD6EC9C2F143BC9A8F8E

    NOTE: this is original M$ image.

    by WZT
    09|28|13

    P.S. U can also download this original MS images if u're MSDN subscriber.

    P.P.S. U can also use MICROSOFT.WINBLUE_RTM.CLIENT-SERVER_LEGENDARY.PIDXCHK.TOOL-WZT
    Legendary pidXchk tool for WINBLUE_RTM 9600.16384.130821-1623
    Paste serial number into tool and check if your serial number is valid/invalid and also the crypto ID of your serial number. If your crypto ID is around 17XX, or your serial number is invalid for 8.1 than you will not be able to install 8.1 with that serial number. 8.1 RTM accepts serial numbers with crypto ID around 2600.

    On my G750JW I had Windows 8 Core as preinstalled system.
    Last edited by Fuchs; 11-12-2013 at 03:59 PM.

  4. #4
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Reputation
    11
    Posts
    10

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuy_ZA View Post
    I was half way through making a thread about the exact same question. Any help would be appreciated.

    This link helps for upgrading from windows 8 to windows 8.1 but I'd like to know how to do a fresh installation of windows 8.1.

    @OP sorry about the thread hijack.
    No problem. I found an excellent, no assumptions made guide on another website, the mention of which, for some reason, seems to be banned in these forums. If this is true, I find it very disturbing on the part of whoever is making this decision as they are effectively preventing people from getting the critical information that they need and are fully entitled to.

    @Fuchs - thanks for the search suggestions, but as mentioned in the previous paragraph, I have successfully made a fresh install using a different guide.

  5. #5
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    52

    You can go here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...oduct-key-only

    Once you enter in your product key it finds the appropriate ISO.

  6. #6
    ROG Guru: White Belt Array kingfish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Reputation
    11
    Posts
    116

    i tried updating to 8.1 from 8, it was ok for te first time. But when i open some of the important app that i use for work like Matrix, 3ds Max...it had some problem.

    Is 8.1 more stable than 8?

    thanks
    G751JT | 24GB | 2 x 1TB HDD | Nvidia GTX 970M | Windows XP

  7. #7
    Banned Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    345

    Quote Originally Posted by kingfish View Post
    Is 8.1 more stable than 8?
    thanks
    only if you do a CLEAN install

  8. #8
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    24

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkatakor View Post
    No problem. I found an excellent, no assumptions made guide on another website, the mention of which, for some reason, seems to be banned in these forums. If this is true, I find it very disturbing on the part of whoever is making this decision as they are effectively preventing people from getting the critical information that they need and are fully entitled to.
    Some forums are too strict with what may and may not be posted. Would you mind PM'ing me the link?
    Have you done the clean installation successfully? There seems to be a bit of confusion with upgrade vs clean installation ISO's and did all of the drivers work?

  9. #9
    Banned Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    345

    they worked perfectly

    here is the link:

    Please do not link to sites that are soliciting for donations. Thank you.
    Last edited by Praz; 11-24-2013 at 04:21 AM.

  10. #10
    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Reputation
    11
    Posts
    10

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuy_ZA View Post
    Some forums are too strict with what may and may not be posted. Would you mind PM'ing me the link?
    Have you done the clean installation successfully? There seems to be a bit of confusion with upgrade vs clean installation ISO's and did all of the drivers work?
    Yes I have done a clean installation successfully. Use the link Nehmia just posted and you will see a thread titled "ASUS G750JW Windows 8.1 clean install guide". I followed that guide to the T (without opening up the case to remove my HDD as I only have the latter). All the links in that guide point to valid / non-cracked files. Worked like a gem.
    Last edited by Arkatakor; 11-13-2013 at 01:00 PM.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •