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Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

  1. #80


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    That gray strip is "System Protection" from not unblocking the ESD-TO-ISO.EXE file.

    You can only add your "Windows 8 Media Center Pack" product key if you have Windows 8 Pro installed. Otherwise you would have to purchase and the Windows 8 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.

    If you only have Windows 8 and tried to add the WMC key, then that's why you are no longer activated. You could use the tutorial below to change your product key back to the Windows 8 key instead to be activated again.

    Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8
    That gray strip is "System Protection" from not unblocking the ESD-TO-ISO.EXE file.

    I still got the job done, just different way.

    You can only add your "Windows 8 Media Center Pack" product key if you have Windows 8 Pro installed. Otherwise you would have to purchase and the Windows 8 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.
    According to my email receipt from Microsoft, I do have Windows 8 Pro. Have pictures of what is going on but cannot "Insert" them. Is there another way I can get them to you so that you can see?

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  2. #81


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    Sure. Create a new thread for the issue, and you can use the method in the tutorial below to upload and attach images to the post. Be sure to blank out any personal information in them first.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  3. #82


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Hiyya Shawn now I am either incredibly thick or am barking up some wrong tree but I thought I could download a trial of 8 as an ISO but it seems that I have to either be an owner of an existing licence or a subscriber to Technet.

    Could you let me know what the go is please??
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  4. #83


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    You could download a 90-day evaluation copy of Windows 8 Enterprise at the Microsoft link below if you like.
    You could also download a free copy of Windows 8.1 Preview that expires in January 15th 2014.

    As for downloading a Windows 8 ISO, you would have to provide your purchased product key to get it.

    Hope this helps.
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  5. #84


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Thanks Shawn I might have another go at the first ref mate I did before but the Microsoft account had to be set up and I didn't get any confirmation back until this morning.
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  6. #85


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    You're welcome John.
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  7. #86


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Ah I think I see now it cannot be downloaded as a bootable disk I was going to try it on a new drive in the spare laptop. I did download the ISO in the first ref but it has no BOOTMGR.

    Never mind guess I will just have to wait and get an OEM as I don't really want to mess about with my 7's set ups
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  8. #87


    Posts : 21,816
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    John,

    The ISO itself is not bootable (unless set a CD/DVD in a VM) since it's just an image file.

    You would be able to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to create a bootable Windows 8 installation USB flash drive or DVD with the ISO, that can be used to install Windows 8.
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  9. #88


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Ok mate I found some very reasonably priced 3.0 USB external drives ($39) that inside contained a nice 320GB Seagate what I have decided to do is clone the drive in my best laptop to an empty new drive. I saw an upgrade for $53 in town today and got it it and will upgrade the new drive when I have cloned it.

    I have another of the drives that I can use for the 32bit lappy and do the same if this one works out. The alternative I suppose is to use the clone/s to dual boot and any probs I can just swap out the spinners for the original SSD's.

    If the idea goes belly up I have not lost much and I can just get OEM''s for the spinners after wiping them

    Yes I know I am quite potty but them's the breaks
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  10. #89


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    Not bad. Hopefully it'll go smoothly.
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