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Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

  1. #21


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I am glad it was useful to you.

    There seems to be some inconsistency with the way the MS tool functions.

    I have tested several identical upgrade scenarios and had varying results.

    I submitted crash reports.

    If you are connected to the net - it will try and update - so it appears MS is making adjustments as they go along.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbl123 View Post
    Back to the problem in the topic, Can't find the option to burn an ISO. Has anyone figured out the reason why Upgrade Assistant doesn't provide the option to create a installation media (USB or DVD) to everyone?!? I had this problem, too. The assistant only has the options "Install now" or "Install later from Desktop" (in the middle should be "Create..."). I tried to re-download Win8-Setup program from the e-mail link from MS, same result.

    This problem was solved using SIW2's ESD to ISO-app (THANK YOU _SO_ MUCH! ), I was able to burn the iso and apparently (tested with a VirtualBox Virtual Machine without network) it's totally able to install Windows 8 Pro. Soon trying with the computer, after taking necessary backups.

    So I'm just curious, _why the inconsistency in these options_!?

    I bought and downloaded the upgrade with my old Acer 1692WLMi laptop, that barely meets the requirements (1Gb RAM and so on), and has an legitimate Win XP Home (32bit) on it.

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  2. #22


    I am running xp 32-bit and purchased/downloaded Windows 8 Pro upgrade for 39.99. I wanted to install Windows 8 on a second partition. There were only 2 options given - install now or install later from desktop. I chose the second option and now have an icon on the desktop for installing later. I want to keep my xp operating system in a dual boot, but I now realize that option is probably not doable due to license restrictions. I am now considering this next option. I have Vista running on a virtual machine. I could remove the VM and install Vista into a partition. Could I then (from the Vista partition) re-download Windows 8 setup using the email receipt product code, and update Vista to Windows 8 without affecting the XP partition? When I re-download, I assume that I still will not be given the option to obtain an ISO file. Will the 'install now' or 'install from desktop' option from the re-download only install to the Vista partition?
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  3. #23


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


    Welcome to EightForums.

    For the ISO, look at post 4.

    For Vista, yes, you can

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    I can confirm that the ESD-to-ISO tool works. I wasn't offered the option to create install media in Upgrade Assistant, either. Check post 4 in this thread as theog above advised.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Hi, I bought Windows 8 upgrade for 39.99 and upgraded to windows 8. But I did not make an .iso backup. Now when I try to re-download with windows8-setup.exe it gives error something like that "it's not available to download for my country". I did tried all suggestions, including comptability, but no result. I have tried with my two PCs. One has windows 7 home premium, other has windows 8 pro. I live in Azerbaijan.
    Esd-to-iso.exe cannot find esd files in my pc, it seems that there is no such files. May be after upgrade they were deleted.
    I do not want to download iso from torrents, because I don't trust them. I found from internet that Windows8-ProESDwithApps-32bit-EnglishUnitedKingdom-X1816587.esd file can be directly downloaded from microsoft server.

    I have several questions:
    - how can I solve this re-download problem windows 8 using windows8-setup.exe? or
    - can esd-to-iso.exe make iso from Windows8-ProESDwithApps-32bit-EnglishUnitedKingdom-X1816587.esd file directly downloaded from microsoft server, and will this method be legal.
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  6. #26


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


    WElcome to EightForums.

    Take a look:
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...edownload.html
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  7. #27


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    WElcome to EightForums.

    Take a look:
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...edownload.html
    Thank you!
    But before writing above post I had tried all suggestions regarding my issue. I cannot re-download because Windows8-setup.exe shows "Windows 8 isn't available for download. Sorry, Windows 8 isn't available for online purchase in the country/region you're in." information.
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  8. #28


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


    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
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  9. #29


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Try redownloading from the email link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email
    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.
    This link downloads windows 8 setup file. I downloaded this file both from e-mail link and directly microsoft site, but result is the same.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    With "ESD-TO-ISO.EXE" I always get the error:
    "C:\WIN8x64.iso Not Found Exiting"
    (Hidden folder C:\ESD with all files is available; but German download)

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Link is dead !?

    Quote Originally Posted by keykavus View Post
    I have several questions:
    - can esd-to-iso.exe make iso from Windows8-ProESDwithApps-32bit-EnglishUnitedKingdom-X1816587.esd file directly downloaded from microsoft server, and will this method be legal.
    I also have this question.
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