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Copying Windows 8 Pro download to a thumb drive??

  1. #11


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Yes, I have all those files and I have downloaded the Win 7 USB/DVD tool but I can't get it to open in Win 8 so I'm going to try this in Win 7

    OK, I tried it in Win 7 and got nowhere. I was not able to find a .ISO file anywhere in that directory so I guess it's a bust

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  2. #12


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8


    Just finished downloading, and the download wizard made me a USB boot disk, it uses up 2.63 Gb space.

    That makes me wonder if I can use a compressed 2 Gb stick instead because I have a couple ancient 2 Gb sticks lying around, and that would save my 4 Gb stick.
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  3. #13


    Been already compressed I doubt it would get much smaller. You could try but be warned extra compression my cause a loss of file integrity. You could always just leave the .ISO on a DVD
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  4. #14


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8


    Can't be asked buying DVDs, I don't use them and prefer flash storage.

    I'll just leave it on my 4Gb SD card that isn't being used for anything else.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    Yes, I have all those files and I have downloaded the Win 7 USB/DVD tool but I can't get it to open in Win 8 so I'm going to try this in Win 7

    OK, I tried it in Win 7 and got nowhere. I was not able to find a .ISO file anywhere in that directory so I guess it's a bust
    Hi canuck257,
    Go to your email sent by the Store when you purchased the Windows, you'll find a link there and should be able to download the .iso file, hopefully. Let us know the outcome.Click image for larger version
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    I tried the upgrade assistant I had and a new download. Both told me that Windows 8 was not available for download on this machine.???
    You can't run the upgrade assistant from within Windows 8 - that is the error msg it gives when you try.

    I used the upgrade assistant to install Win8 in a different partition so I could dual boot. I was able, later, to run the upgrade assistant again (in Win7) to make an iso from the ESD folder. I like to have an iso file so I can burn a USB key later when I want to reinstall.

    Not sure what to suggest if you've already done the 'in place' update - there's gotta be a way...
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  7. #17


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by canuck257 View Post
    Yes, I have all those files and I have downloaded the Win 7 USB/DVD tool but I can't get it to open in Win 8 so I'm going to try this in Win 7

    OK, I tried it in Win 7 and got nowhere. I was not able to find a .ISO file anywhere in that directory so I guess it's a bust
    Hi canuck257,
    Go to your email sent by the Store when you purchased the Windows, you'll find a link there and should be able to download the .iso file, hopefully. Let us know the outcome.Click image for larger version
    Hi Brum, how's the old country?

    I'll give it a try, in the meantime I've ordered the DVD. I know, I know, I'm just idle
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