I purchased Windows 8 online from Microsoft a while ago. Today Windows 8.1 was released as a free update to Windows 8 users over the Windows Store.
I was planning to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 to have a clean system again and UEFI support because I got new hardware since the Windows 8 installation.
So my questions are:
- Where do I get the ISO installation medium for Windows 8.1 64-bit? I tried this microsoft site where I initially got my Windows 8 ISO from, but when entering my Windows 8 key in the Windows 8.1 installer, it says the key is wrong.
- Even if I get the ISO, will my old key work? I'm concerned because it didn't work in their installer (see previous point)
Do they seriously want me to reinstall Windows 8 and after that upgrade to Windows 8.1 through their Store?!