If you want to do a clean install from a DVD is there any way to get 8.1 on disk free? I'd guess not, and that you would have to download and burn an ISO disk? But can anyone confirm definitively either way?
I guess Technet subscribers etc. may be able to get them, but for most people it will be a Clean 8 install and then head to the Windows Store...
So I don't entirely believe the lack of ISO will last forever. But I assume they won't be there on day 1.
When downloading from the Windows Store does it give an option to clean install rather than load over the top of the existing W8?
I'm assuming it will be available, just not for everyone...ISO images wonít be made available broadly for consumers
BTW there are ways to convert the downloaded Install.esd to an Install.wim by syspreping a VM - if you want to make an iso for re-install.
Like others have said, I'll do a clean install off the retail OEM DVD for Win8 Pro, then download 8.1 from the Windows Store.
So I guess to get the download you have to sign in with a Microsoft Account, not a local account.