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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you haven't upgraded from the factory install the vbs script will work fine. There is no stand alone edition of just 8 Core on MSDN or TechNet, like I said its just 8 (Multiple Editions). I have a TechNet and MSDN subscription. The product code entered determines what's installed, core or pro. If your looking at ISO's on bit torrent sites you'll see some claim to be Core or Pro but that's based on what was bought retail. The box may say Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro but as far as I know its the same DVD set in each box. The keys for the TechNet ISO's are listed as Retail keys. The TechNet ISO will except those retail keys and also use the embedded OEM keys. There are no separate OEM and Retail versions listed on TechNet either.
    Interesting, I do believe I downloaded the separate retail .iso. I've been using that to cook custom images for installs of 8.1 over 8 and 7. That one has been working perfectly fine.
    Like I said, depending on where your downloading it from it could be called/labeled may things. It just occurred to me though that this download Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create is the single version only. If you enter a Core key you download Core, enter a Pro key and you get Pro.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you haven't upgraded from the factory install the vbs script will work fine. There is no stand alone edition of just 8 Core on MSDN or TechNet, like I said its just 8 (Multiple Editions). I have a TechNet and MSDN subscription. The product code entered determines what's installed, core or pro. If your looking at ISO's on bit torrent sites you'll see some claim to be Core or Pro but that's based on what was bought retail. The box may say Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro but as far as I know its the same DVD set in each box. The keys for the TechNet ISO's are listed as Retail keys. The TechNet ISO will except those retail keys and also use the embedded OEM keys. There are no separate OEM and Retail versions listed on TechNet either.
    Interesting, I do believe I downloaded the separate retail .iso. I've been using that to cook custom images for installs of 8.1 over 8 and 7. That one has been working perfectly fine.
    Many thanks Alphanumeric and Coke for the assistance. This is very useful

    Best

    Jamal
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