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Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win XP, Win 7, Win 8

    Can't find the option to burn an ISO disk


    I recieved my upgrade via my university's website. They were offering the upgrade for $29.99 so I thought, I can't miss this oportunity to upgrade my old XP system.

    The problem is this: I have a 32-bit version of XP on my system, so when I do an upgrade within the XP OS it automatically upgrades me to the 32-bit Win8.
    The actual installation went fine, without a hitch actually.

    I have a 64-bit version of Vista that I may go ahead and do a clean install of first, just so I can upgrade to the 64-bit of Win8. But when I was going through the upgrade program, I never saw the option to create the ISO DVD or Flash drive. The only options were, "Install now, or install from desktop later". I chose "install from Desktop later" and found that all it did was suspend the installation until I clicked the desktop icon, which then just loaded the upgrade without giving me the option to create the DVD or Flash disk. Is there somewhere I can download the ISO so that I can create a disk?

    What worries me the most is that my download is only available for 31 days from time of purchase, and if I ever have to re-image the computer, I'm going to be out of luck. Help would be appreciated.

    So far it's been a much better experience then upgrading to 7.

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  2. #2


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


    information   Information

    If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
    If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.


    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.
    How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

    You will need two keys to use both 32 & 64.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Hang on . I am just making something that will do it for you. Might take me half an hour to test etc.

    No need to download the whole thing again - ( unless it is damaged - and there is no evidence of that ).
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Very simple, just run the ESD-TO-ISO.exe . When the iso has been made, it offers to burn to dvd for you.



    ESD-TO-ISO.zip
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails esd-to-iso-1.jpg   esd-to-iso-2.jpg  
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  5. #5


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I am glad I put in the effort to do that
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi si

    Looks good.

    Ray.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Win XP, Win 7, Win 8


    Thanks for the link SIW2! I will get on that as soon as I get home from classes today.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    You will need two keys to use both 32 & 64.
    Does this mean that since I've activated my product key as a 32-bit I wont be able to use it for a 64-bit install? Is there a way I can change it maybe? If I reformat and upgrade to a 64-bit version I'd hate to have thrown away that key on a 32-bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rothelen View Post
    Thanks for the link SIW2! I will get on that as soon as I get home from classes today.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    You will need two keys to use both 32 & 64.
    Does this mean that since I've activated my product key as a 32-bit I wont be able to use it for a 64-bit install? Is there a way I can change it maybe? If I reformat and upgrade to a 64-bit version I'd hate to have thrown away that key on a 32-bit.
    I don't think so, try the same key for the 64bit, if that key doesn't work, demand for a refund and pay for the new key for 64bit upgrade.
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    The key should work for either bit version.
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  10. #10


    Bolton, Lancashire, UK
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Ctr 6.02.9200 (32 bit)


    I just joined the forum for the same reason. Was running my desk top on trusty old 32bit XP but wanted to go 64bit and thought windows 8 upgrade would do it. So sad when I ended up with 32bit Windows 8. My system should run fine on either but looks like Microsoft like to have control over my decision. May have wasted my money and my XP has gone for good according to Microsoft who say I lose the right to my old Operating System in the licence upgrade. Gits
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