Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


New PC build- Full Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit Iso needed

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    8.1

    New PC build- Full Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit Iso needed


    Hello, I just purchased a genuine win 8.1 pro 32-bit/64-bit product key from an eBay seller. It was a pretty sweet deal ($52) w/ a $15 eBay coupon.

    Anyways, the seller agreed to mailing me a burned DVD copy of both 32-bit and 64-bit copies with the product key.
    But I need this ASAP since I am currently done building my new PC. He gave me a link of downloading both iso files on a public Google drive folder. The link, however, does not work. I don't really feel like waiting till next week till I get it in the mail. I need this machine up and running! Does anyone know where I can download the full win 8.1 pro 32/64 bit iso file(s)? I'm not talking about the 'upgrade iso versions' that is available on Microsoft's website- obviously my my PC doesn't have any OS installed.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    Update: I found the tutorial. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    So, If I do option 2. And I am currently on a Win 64-bit computer-- so this does mean that I am downloading a win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso file? Just making sure.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    First... Buying a key from ebay is almost always an MSDN/Technet key, and will be blocked by MS sooner or later .. consider yourself warned...
    Second... Yes, using option 2 will be a win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso.

    Good Luck
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    First... Buying a key from ebay is almost always an MSDN/Technet key, and will be blocked by MS sooner or later .. consider yourself warned...
    Second... Yes, using option 2 will be a win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso.

    Good Luck
    Uh-oh... What does that mean? lol.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 102
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    First... Buying a key from ebay is almost always an MSDN/Technet key, and will be blocked by MS sooner or later .. consider yourself warned...
    Second... Yes, using option 2 will be a win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso.

    Good Luck
    In addition, if Tews is correct, that MSDN/Technet key won't work with a retail ISO. You may just have to wait for that disc to arrive (from the EBAY seller) if all else fails. And, your installation may be short-lived (as also stated by Tews).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 18
    8.1


    The guy has almost 500 stars all 100 % positive feedback. Been a member on eBay since 2001.

    I got pass the product key verification / *iso download just fine? I'm creating bootable USB drive as we speak.
    Last edited by jsx821; 25 Apr 2014 at 07:18.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jsx821 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    First... Buying a key from ebay is almost always an MSDN/Technet key, and will be blocked by MS sooner or later .. consider yourself warned...
    Second... Yes, using option 2 will be a win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso.

    Good Luck
    Uh-oh... What does that mean? lol.
    There was a flood of users that bought E-Bay keys (cheap) in the past. After a short while Microsoft figured it out and blocked the keys from being able to activate. They black listed the keys for that MSDN/TechNet account as your not allowed to resell them. The people that bought those keys were SOL. My TechNet keys are listed as Retail keys so they should work with a Retail DVD. As far as I know the TechNet ISO is the same as the Retail DVD, there is nothing special about it. Don't be surprised if your key gets blacklisted of won't even activate at all the first time you use it.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 25 Apr 2014 at 08:08.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by jsx821 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    First... Buying a key from ebay is almost always an MSDN/Technet key, and will be blocked by MS sooner or later .. consider yourself warned...
    Second... Yes, using option 2 will be a win 8.1 pro 64-bit iso.

    Good Luck
    Uh-oh... What does that mean? lol.
    If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! That's what it means.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    "There's no such thing as a Free Lunch".

    Over here we still refer to ebay as SCAMBAY. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

New PC build- Full Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit Iso needed
Related Threads
So I have been using ie 11 since coming to win 8, just not a google fan. But my concern is that sometimes when going to full screen mode I notice that on some sites screen will only go to full browser view rather than blowing out to all 4 corners of my screen. I rather like that, you can increase...
Hello all, I've been having a very annoying problem for quite a while now. When I play games or use any sort of full screen program, it refuse to stay in full screen and flickers to the desktop after a 10-30 minute period...I'm aware this is probably another program trying to take control, but I...
Hello all, I've been having a very annoying problem for quite a while now. When I play games or use any sort of full screen program, it refuse to stay in full screen and flickers to the desktop after a 10-30 minute period...I'm aware this is probably another program trying to take control,...
Hi all. I have a full windows 8.1 tablet (not RT), original and comes with Office too, (got the keys). The internal eMMc is 32GB so I learnt from windows that the recovery partition can be copied to a USB. So I did and windows asked, do I want to delete the recovery partition, so I deleted it to...
Details of newer Windows 8.1 Update 1 build; full ISO may (still) leak soon - Neowin
Read more at: The build up to Microsoft's Build 2013 | ZDNet
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook