Quote Originally Posted by stu01 View Post
Hey I was wondering if this Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store - Windows 8 is a full version of windows 8 and the download will let me make an iso to boot from on my new pc?(it is clean and there aren't any previous OS's on it)

What is depicted is an upgrade version (not a full install version such as system builder)--although, generally speaking, the upgrade version can be used to do a clean install. If, in the U.S., I used Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run, then I could choose to download an ISO that could be used to make an upgrade install DVD (or flash drive). I could purchase an upgrade disc set at the same time. The set would include upgrade discs for both 64 bit and 32 bit (whether pro or core).

I could do a clean install (Clean Install - Windows 8) without qualifying software being installed. However, I, in all likelihood, would have to activate using the refresh procedure described here: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade. I still would need to have qualifying software, upon which I would forfeit my right to use, to be EULA consistent.

Some call the refresh procedure a work around. Call it what you want, but I think the refresh procedure is legit. It prevents the formality of installing the qualifying software in order to install the upgrade software from having to be carried out. It also provides an activation procedure for clean reinstalls of Win8.

Perhaps the U.S. procedures described above correspond more or less 1-to-1 with what is involved in the link you provide.