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Is there a way to save Windows 8.1 Upgrade


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#1 Supernaut88

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 08:49 AM

I have been using windows 8 since spring of 2013. I have always declined to upgrade to windows 8.1 when it comes up. This is because I have very limited bandwidth and can not afford to burn that up several times. The 8.1 upgrade is over 3gb to my knowledge. And I mean several times because I am one of those guys that likes to reformat every 6 months to a year or so. I am running into some situations now where a program will not run without the 8.1 update. I am wondering if there is a way I can save the 8.1 update as file that I can store on an external drive so I won't have to download it more than once.

 

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

Hi,

 

In my opinion the best option will be to install all the Windows 8.1 updates and setup everything according to your needs then create a full image of the System, if some problem arise you can restore the system to the state it was when you created the image very fast without the need of reinstalling everything again.

 

This guide explain how to do the backup using a free tool Macrium reflect imaging tool

 

Alternatively you can download the full Windows 8.1 ISO from Microsoft and burn the ISO into a DVD, choosing this method you have to install windows and also download and install all the drivers for your computer then the programs you use, etc.


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 09:10 AM

Does this help at all?  Looks like you can download an .iso once, and then burn it to a disk for repeated uses.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media






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