Windows Driver Kit 8.1 update offline install?

cyclone3d

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Microsoft took the Windows Driver Kit 8.1 and 8.1 update files offline.

I can still get the web installer, bir it fails because the files it is supposed to download are not there.

I found that Chocolatey has one labeled as 8.1 but not one labeled as 8.1 update.

Anybody have a saved offline installer that was made with the web installer?
 

cyclone3d

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Those are the web installers. Why the crap would somebody upload those to archive.org?
 

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I got time to try that stack overflow suggestion of 'https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/6/9/86925F0F-D57A-4BA4-8278-861B6876D78E/wdk/wdksetup.exe'.

That downloaded fine, and when I opened it it gave the option to download the files to a location. That also is working fine and downloaded the entire set.

I am not certain why you are not getting the files, but it works fine on my end.

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cyclone3d

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I got time to try that stack overflow suggestion of 'https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/6/9/86925F0F-D57A-4BA4-8278-861B6876D78E/wdk/wdksetup.exe'.

That downloaded fine, and when I opened it it gave the option to download the files to a location. That also is working fine and downloaded the entire set.

I am not certain why you are not getting the files, but it works fine on my end.

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Ok.... That's weird. The MS site not only says that the 8.1 kits have been "temporarily" taken offline but when I did get the web installer downloads it wouldn't download anything. I'll try again on a different network.

Thanks for the info.
 

cyclone3d

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Used a different computer (non-work) and was able to get the offline installers to download.
 

modi123

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Good to hear! It's weird they would be blocking info from MS, but so it goes. Back up those saved files!
 
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