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I Need Windows 8 or 8.1

marcelfrancis
  • 59 months ago

So I have a product key for Windows 8 Professional. I bought the key when I was in college. I need a copy of either Windows 8 or 8.1 so I can use the key for my build but I don't know where I can get the OS without buying a CD. I don't want a pirated version of Windows and I have a legitimate key which is really frustrating.

Does any one know where I can get just the OS install on a CD or USB or something?

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you purchase the key? Was there not instructions when you purchased it? I've never purchased an OS without a disc before, but I'm assuming they e-mail the key to you, is that correct? If so, do you still have that e-mail?

I believe Microsoft has the ISO on their website, but I'm not sure where.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I was in college last year and my roommate bought Windows 8 (before 8.1 was released) and I didn't really need it at the time because I was already running windows 7 on my laptop. I gave him additional money to purchase a key for me as well so all I have is the key itself.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Update.

I found out how to get a legitimate copy of Windows (excluding the liscense key) from Microsoft.

He's the link in case anyone needs it besides myself (USB Flash Drive or Blank DVD is required)

Link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

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