With Windows 8.1 update 1 being out I would like a cleaner install during my reload process by going straight to 8.1 without having to use my original 8.0 OEM media. The only problem is I cannot locate a Windows 8.1 u1 OEM media that will self activate on Windows 8.0 OEM licensed machines.
I tried lifted the Windows 8.0 key from one of the Dell systems I was reloading from its BIOS and I wasn't able to use that same key during the 8.1 install.
I am not sure if there is a better way to approach this activation situation with Windows 8/8.1 but I would appreciate any insight. Remember I am not cloning/re-imaging machines or using volume activation.