A few people have been asking how to upgrade the version of Windows that is from the 123myIT.com website so I have added a quick video to show you how to do this.
This video will show you how to Upgrade & Activate Windows 8.1 Preview.
With 8.1 preview, would this mean after it had expired you would still be able to use it forever but for only 2 hours at a time?
HI James B
Seems that way. Not a bad deal when you think about it 🙂
That’s quite good.
So I tried out the Windows 8 Preview version on VMare on my Mac Pro, but I didn’t have full access to the personalisation of windows 8, obviously because it’s a preview, but it said that i could insert a product key, is it saying if I activated a product key for the full version would it download the the full version of windows 8.
Yeah but you have to pay for it.
Check out the versions of Windows in the 123myIT.com store.
i cant acc the store
Which part are you getting up to? Do you have internet access?
Does this work on a Mac with bootcamp? If so, do I have to reinstall all bootcamp drivers?
Yes it should work as the video shows and no you shouldn’t have to reinstall the boot camp drivers.
However if you for some reason need to reinstall them you can find the drivers on the link below.
I have a MacBook pro. I installed windows 8.1 preview and upgraded to 8.1 pro student following your instructional videos but after the upgrade it seems like my drivers are not working and I cannot find bootcamp under system and security. do I need to reinstall the drivers in the above link? I would really appreciate some guidance. im not very computer savvy
Check out this page below should help.
MacBook Pro boot camp drivers.
man……………kinda sucks that in a month from now i will have to “buy” a product key……………..the whole point in me subscribing and following your steps is because i thought it was free
It is free, you don’t have to buy it after one month. You can keep using it however, it will restart your Mac every two hours if you don’t.
PS. I am not a Microsoft sales person, I don’t get any money from Microsoft for this or any of my videos. I simply just trying to help people get Windows installed on their Macs and it makes the process heaps easier for people to follow if everything is at their finger tips. If you follow other videos, you would have to have a paid for copy of Windows 8.1 ready to install even before you attempt their videos.
Cheers & Good luck,
Will my Mac restart after 2 hours if I’m not using the windows and I’m on the Mac operating system?
No it will not restart OS X, it will only restart Windows when you are using it.
Thank you so much I’m about to try to install this now hopefully it turns out well. thank you
I bought a license key from Microsoft and it keeps saying that it doesn’t recognize it. Have you ever had this issue?
The key needs to match the software you are installing.
I suggest going back to Microsoft and getting them to mail you out a DVD.
I was able to download files from the Microsoft store and run the installer on the existing windows partition. It’s still running. But I’ll let you know how it works.
Can I upgrade windows after I get the expiration warning, or is the expiration warning the only time I can upgrade
I have purchased “Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional Upgrade 32/64-bit Mac Version (English) (Student Option) – Download” through my university’s hub. It came with a 25 letter product key. Can i use that product key for this upgrade?
What are you trying to upgrade too exactly?
I have the windows 8.1 preview but the preview hasn’t expired yet but I want to upgrade it to the full version now. how do I do that?
Hi Tyler Lin
I think I just answered this question for you on YouTube lol.
How to Upgrade & Activate Windows 8.1 Preview