Solved Anyway of getting win 8 ISO

robinbredin

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What it is, I downloaded straight from MS web site, and installed it. But, I had the chance of getting the ISO, and did not take it:(. Now I'm wishing I did get the ISO, so is there anyway of getting the ISO.
 

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You can make the ISO from exe.

Check this post by BillWindows.

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...-changed-my-mind-want-clean-install-help.html

BillWindows said:
You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.


If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore, download from the link.
 

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Hello Robin. If you purchased 8 online from MS, I could be wrong, but I think you can download it again.
(more than once) You paid for 1 product key, you should be able to download again.
 

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Yes, you can.
If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore, download from the link.
 

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The link on the email is corrupt.


How do you unhide system files to find the ESD.
 

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C drive-> View, tick Hidden items.
Capture1.JPG
EDIT: Expand the ribbon in Explorer window.
Capture2.JPG
 

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Thanks brummyfan, got that ESD.
 

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