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Where can I download Microsoft 8 Pro 64 bit?

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    Where can I download Microsoft 8 Pro 64 bit?


    Hello, our university have given every student a Microsoft Dreamspark account which allows us to download most of Microsoft software for free.
    I downloaded Windows 8 Pro and got a legit licens key but their download software that you have to use to download their software is complete garbage and keeps getting stuck.
    So my question is is there somewhere I can download Windows 8 Pro? I only need the OS as I have the licens key ready.

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    Will this version work with a MSDN key? Read somewhere that I have to use a MSDN windows 8 pro in order for their key to work?

    Edit: That "download link" only took me to purchase Windows 8 pro not download the OS itself.
    I already have the licens key (I'm assuming this is the thing that costs the money) and I just want the operative system so I can activate my key from there
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    I'm getting a "momentarily not available" notice on my dreamspark page.

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    I'm not sure where else you can download from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    I'm getting a "momentarily not available" notice on my dreamspark page.

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    I'm not sure where else you can download from.
    I can download from there, but their software program keeps getting stuck at the unpacking part and just says "Checking CRC File" or somethingh like that for forever

    Edit: This is what it says "An error occurred. If the error persists, please go to the website and read the help section for more information and to contact our support.

    The package you downloaded is corrupt and can not be unpacked. Common reasons for this are:


    (a) that the file was damaged during download and must be downloaded again
    (b) that the file on the server is damaged and the board administrator must update package


    If your download does not work for subsequent retrieval, contact our support team via the website's Help section.
    Checking File CRC".
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    Yeah, I was just thinking they are related somehow, I downloaded mine a few weeks ago.
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    The package you downloaded is corrupt and can not be unpacked. Common reasons for this are:


    (a) that the file was damaged during download and must be downloaded again
    (b) that the file on the server is damaged and the board administrator must update package
    Could be why it's not available on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    The package you downloaded is corrupt and can not be unpacked. Common reasons for this are:


    (a) that the file was damaged during download and must be downloaded again
    (b) that the file on the server is damaged and the board administrator must update package
    Could be why it's not available on mine.
    Perhaps, please let me know if it becomes available for you to download it
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    Sure, I'll keep an eye on it and post back when it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leimone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    The package you downloaded is corrupt and can not be unpacked. Common reasons for this are:


    (a) that the file was damaged during download and must be downloaded again
    (b) that the file on the server is damaged and the board administrator must update package
    Could be why it's not available on mine.
    Perhaps, please let me know if it becomes available for you to download it
    Looks like it's back up and available on my end now if you want to try a fresh download.
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