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Solved Help with question on W8 ISO file size


glennc

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Purchased and installed W8 Pro. I followed the instructions to redownload an ISO image and the size of the file is just over 2 MB. I recalled reading somewhere in the instructions or threads that the ISO should be 4 MB or larger and that my download is in error. Did I misread this or do I really have a problem?
Thanks for any help!
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Purchased and installed W8 Pro. I followed the instructions to redownload an ISO image and the size of the file is just over 2 MB. I recalled reading somewhere in the instructions or threads that the ISO should be 4 MB or larger and that my download is in error. Did I misread this or do I really have a problem?
Thanks for any help!
Glenn
The size of the actual ISO is going to be in the Gigabyte range not MB. What you downloaded was probably just the program that will download the actual ISO. If you meant that the ISO is 2GB in size, that's a little on the small size, 3GB sounds closer.

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Hello Glenn,

Here's the sizes I have. The highlighted one is for the download of the 64-bit Windows 8 Upgrade.

W8_ISO_sizes.jpg
 

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glennc

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Purchased and installed W8 Pro. I followed the instructions to redownload an ISO image and the size of the file is just over 2 MB. I recalled reading somewhere in the instructions or threads that the ISO should be 4 MB or larger and that my download is in error. Did I misread this or do I really have a problem?
Thanks for any help!
Glenn
The size of the actual ISO is going to be in the Gigabyte range not MB. What you downloaded was probably just the program that will download the actual ISO. If you meant that the ISO is 2GB in size, that's a little on the small size, 3GB sounds closer.

-Max
Hello Max,
Thanks for the response! Yes indeed I meant Gigabytes. Think the keyboard is broken {:))! It is showing 2,828,864 KB, so that is closer the 3 GB. Might be right!
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Purchased and installed W8 Pro. I followed the instructions to redownload an ISO image and the size of the file is just over 2 MB. I recalled reading somewhere in the instructions or threads that the ISO should be 4 MB or larger and that my download is in error. Did I misread this or do I really have a problem?
Thanks for any help!
Glenn
The size of the actual ISO is going to be in the Gigabyte range not MB. What you downloaded was probably just the program that will download the actual ISO. If you meant that the ISO is 2GB in size, that's a little on the small size, 3GB sounds closer.

-Max
Hello Max,
Thanks for the response! Yes indeed I meant Gigabytes. Think the keyboard is broken {:))! It is showing 2,828,864 KB, so that is closer the 3 GB. Might be right!
Glenn

Howdy Shawn,
You confirmed it, that is the same size as my download. Much appreciated kind Sir! Now to dig in to this sites tutorials and get a better understanding of W8's workings. Thanks again!
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Upgrade version contains only Windows 8 Pro and is a bit more compressed.
Windows 8 Pro OEM system builder or msdn ISO contains both Windows 8 (Core) and Windows 8 Pro
 

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ISO Sizes

@glennc:

Below are my ISO sizes for Win8 Pro 64 bit and 32 bit (these versions allow both upgrade and fresh install):


ISO Sizes.PNG
 

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glennc

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Upgrade version contains only Windows 8 Pro and is a bit more compressed.
Windows 8 Pro OEM system builder or msdn ISO contains both Windows 8 (Core) and Windows 8 Pro
Thank you PCmannen,
I am confident for the upgrade 64 bit as per Brink's info that I've got it all! Appreciate your info!
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Brink

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You're welcome Glenn. Glad we could help. :)
 

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