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Anyway of getting win 8 ISO

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    Anyway of getting win 8 ISO


    What it is, I downloaded straight from MS web site, and installed it. But, I had the chance of getting the ISO, and did not take it. Now I'm wishing I did get the ISO, so is there anyway of getting the ISO.

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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can make the ISO from exe.

    Check this post by BillWindows.

    Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows
    You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
    Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.

    If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore, download from the link.
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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello Robin. If you purchased 8 online from MS, I could be wrong, but I think you can download it again.
    (more than once) You paid for 1 product key, you should be able to download again.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Yes, you can.
    If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore, download from the link.
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    The link on the email is corrupt.


    How do you unhide system files to find the ESD.
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    C drive-> View, tick Hidden items.
    Click image for larger version
    EDIT: Expand the ribbon in Explorer window.
    Click image for larger version
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    Thanks brummyfan, got that ESD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    Thanks brummyfan, got that ESD.
    No problem, good luck.
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