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Upgrade to Win 8.1 Pro using an ISO download

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So far I have been able to upgrade computers running Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro using the in-place method via the Store.
This is a highly time consuming and inefficient method, requiring some 3 GB of download each time.
Following the suggestion of some, I downloaded the Win 8.1 ISO from the following site;
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
However, using it requires an 8.1 product key to work.

My question is the download from the Store has to be placed somewhere in the computer prior to the updating process. Somewhere in the software distribution folder I guess.
Is there a way to get hold of this download before the actual updating commences?
(Presumably, the download gets either modified or removed following completion of the updating process.) And if so, whether this download could be re-utilised on another computer?

I am not holding my breath on this one. But I am confident that there will be an Expert who has found a way to do it.
Would be great if I get an answer to this one. Thanks
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Dan Craciun
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