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Where to get legal copy's of Windows 8 iso's

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    Where to get legal copy's of Windows 8 iso's


    Hello everyone I was wanting to know if there are any places to download Windows 8 editions legal iso. I'm asking this is because the computers I got a few weeks ago didn't come with a windows 8 disc. So is there any way to find legal copies of iso like you can on Windows 7. (Digital River)

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    It may not be useful at all, as your New PC probably some with a OEM key that will not work with download version. What brand of PC it is ?
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    Samsung
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    Samsung probably use the bios to activate Windows, in that case you probably have no key and the ISO will serve nothing
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    With win7 - you could just grab the install media and use the coa stickered on the machine.

    They don't have those anymore as far as I can tell.

    I don't know what you do if you have a problem - I suppose conact the oem.

    That might not be so welcome after you have had the machine for a years- also there may be charge - and you may have to wait for recovery discs to be sent. That might be disastrous if you have to wait - you may have an exam/important meeting/whatever.

    Plenty of people like to do a clean install as soon as they get the machine - get rid of the bloatware for example - don't know how you are supposed to do that.

    Maybe now you are not supposed to do any of that. You bought an oem machine - you have to rely on the oem - you can't reinstall at will - tough luck.

    Surely there must be some way to run off manufacturer recovery discs. It's better than nothing.
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    From what I ear, Asus ROG Notebook don't come with a DVD anymore, so I guess someone will need to purchase a Disk with a key, if they want re-install Windows, and they don't make a recover image when it was time ....... this is another minus for Windows 8.

    I see myself explain to someone ....hey I have to charge you $ 100 for a Windows because MS find a way to sell it once to the manufacturer and sell it again to you..... who do you think will have $h...... me of course....
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    Windows 7, installing Windows 8 on VBox.

    Ok, I found a link.


    Quote Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
    Hello everyone I was wanting to know if there are any places to download Windows 8 editions legal iso. I'm asking this is because the computers I got a few weeks ago didn't come with a windows 8 disc. So is there any way to find legal copies of iso like you can on Windows 7. (Digital River)
    http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/....ISO?lcid=1033 Get one there.
    It should ask you to download the manager, it is safe so get it.
    Then wait.
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    I think that is the evaluation iso. Limited trial period only.

    Not the same as a regular install .iso
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    Quote Originally Posted by nckfrtg28 View Post
    Hello everyone I was wanting to know if there are any places to download Windows 8 editions legal iso. I'm asking this is because the computers I got a few weeks ago didn't come with a windows 8 disc. So is there any way to find legal copies of iso like you can on Windows 7. (Digital River)
    Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run--You would need to download the ISO on a machine running qualifying software that is the same bitness as the machine you want to install on. Also, the upgrade assistant would have to "recommend" the Win8 version you want--Pro or Core.

    Windows 8 Upgrade ISO - Download or Create--You would need an upgrade product key in this case.

    Some will say find a genuine ISO, of the needed type and bitness online. I'd do that if I believed that following such a procedure is EULA consistent and I was certain that I had found the real thing online. Not recommending, but see, for example, The Official Windows 8 Repository.
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    I do not know about Samsung. I have an HP laptop and when create a backup copy of Windows 8 would not complete(HP allows that) I contacted HP Support with chat. After some back and forth the agent agreed to send be back disks for everything. You might contact Samsung support.
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