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windows 8 pro 64 bit ISO

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    India
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    windows 8 pro VL 64 bit ISO


    hey guys, I am new to upgrading windows 7 to windows 8, so please help me out :-

    #I have -
    *windows 7 home premium(along with laptop)
    *64 bit version
    *legitimate windows 8 pro key ( volume licence version ) so this isn't a piracy request.(I HATE IT MYSELF!)

    #I want this -
    1) upgrade to windows 8 pro
    2)download link of clean iso file of windows 8 pro, if you can provide.

    Confusions/queries -
    1)Do I have to upgrade to windows 8 first and then windows 8 pro? or I can upgrade to windows 8 pro directly
    2) What is this volume licence version and retail licence version difference? which is better in features, if any.

    #Errors I found yet -
    " this product key cannot be used to install a retail version of windows 8 "
    That's all for now.
    Thanks in advance!
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    A regular Retail Windows 8 ISO/DVD will not accept a VL Product code. You need 8 Pro VL install media. If you have a legitimate VL key you should have access to the install media from the same source you got the key from. The only clean download links from Microsoft are for TechNet or MSDN and you need an account to actually download from them.
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  4. #4


    India
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    Windows 7 home premium


    I checked both and neither can help me out:
    solution#1- As I said, I already have the key, so, No I don't want to order another key.(= upgrade assistant fail)
    solution#2- the error persists.(=windows 8 setup fails)
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    Where did you obtain your VL key?
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    India
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    Windows 7 home premium


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A regular Retail Windows 8 ISO/DVD will not accept a VL Product code. You need 8 Pro VL install media. If you have a legitimate VL key you should have access to the install media from the same source you got the key from. The only clean download links from Microsoft are for TechNet or MSDN and you need an account to actually download from them.
    hmmm...I can't get the install media from Msdn or technet but I will try getting it from my source of key. Any way , Is there any feature difference in retail windows 8 pro and VL windows 8 pro? if yes, which is better?
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    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Where did you obtain your VL key?
    from my university, It was huge pain in just getting the key so I thought I can download windows 8 pro install media from internet and only key matters, but seems I have to request the install media as well.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A regular Retail Windows 8 ISO/DVD will not accept a VL Product code. You need 8 Pro VL install media. If you have a legitimate VL key you should have access to the install media from the same source you got the key from. The only clean download links from Microsoft are for TechNet or MSDN and you need an account to actually download from them.
    hmmm...I can't get the install media from Msdn or technet but I will try getting it from my source of key. Any way , Is there any feature difference in retail windows 8 pro and VL windows 8 pro? if yes, which is better?
    I don't think there is any difference other than the way they activate. I'd have to read up on it to be 100% sure though.
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    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    A regular Retail Windows 8 ISO/DVD will not accept a VL Product code. You need 8 Pro VL install media. If you have a legitimate VL key you should have access to the install media from the same source you got the key from. The only clean download links from Microsoft are for TechNet or MSDN and you need an account to actually download from them.
    hmmm...I can't get the install media from Msdn or technet but I will try getting it from my source of key. Any way , Is there any feature difference in retail windows 8 pro and VL windows 8 pro? if yes, which is better?
    I don't think there is any difference other than the way they activate. I'd have to read up on it to be 100% sure though.
    well both are pro version so there shouldn't be any difference. But I read somewhere that VL version doesn't support "add features" option ... guess I have to actually install to find out.
    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tauqeerahmad101 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Where did you obtain your VL key?
    from my university, It was huge pain in just getting the key so I thought I can download windows 8 pro install media from internet and only key matters, but seems I have to request the install media as well.
    As you are using University software have a word with the University IT Administrator.
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