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Help getting win 8 iso?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Mac OS X

    Help getting win 8 iso?


    I used an old windows xp computer to get the iso because im trying to bootcamp windows 8. But after 2 and a half hours of downloading and file checking and all that,i was greeted with the screen i needed. Which only had install now and install later from desktop.... So after spending $120 im quite upset and need a little help,the quicker the answer the better.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Also i went ahead and clicked install later,was that a bad idea?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Windows XP does that I'm afraid - you don't get the "install by creating media" option, in my experience at least.

    Also, because the Windows XP computer is most likely 32-bit, you'll only be able to download a 32-bit version and not 64-bit that way, because you get the installer with the same number of bits as the computer you download from. I don't know enough about Bootcamp to know if that's a good or a bad thing for what you're trying to do?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Mac OS X


    I wanted 64 bit but that old piece of crap comp was all i had so i went for it... I used my key,did i waste my $120? i dont know enough about windows to know how to do this... All i wanted was a friggin windows 8 iso. So what do i do now? if i use a windows 7 comp to get the iso will i be able to reuse my key?
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  4. #4


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    When downloading the upgrade you need to

    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.


    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    Redownload on a x64 PC.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Mac OS X


    Ok so i just get a better windows computer,download again,and then put the iso in my usb? And i DIDNT waste money?
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rewkie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    As David posted above, you will only be able to get a 64-bit Windows 8 ISO file while downloading it from a 64-bit Windows PC. A friends if need be.

    Your Windows 8 product key will not be affected by where you download the ISO. As usual, you'll only be able to have one computer at the same time activated with the same product key.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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  7. #7


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    Mac OS X


    Phew,thanks brink. I got really worried when i saw that it didnt have a "Install by creating media." slot.
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  8. #8


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Rewkie View Post
    Ok so i just get a better windows computer,download again,and then put the iso in my usb? And i DIDNT waste money?
    or you order back up DVD's, link in your email.
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