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tauqeerahmad101

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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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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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tauqeerahmad101

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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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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Pavillion dv6
    CPU
    intel i7 3rd gen
    Memory
    6 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 LED
    Hard Drives
    640 gb onboard

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Where did you obtain your VL key?
 

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System One

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

tauqeerahmad101

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Pavillion dv6
    CPU
    intel i7 3rd gen
    Memory
    6 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 LED
    Hard Drives
    640 gb onboard

tauqeerahmad101

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Pavillion dv6
    CPU
    intel i7 3rd gen
    Memory
    6 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 LED
    Hard Drives
    640 gb onboard

alphanumeric

slightly off center
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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

tauqeerahmad101

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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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Pavillion dv6
    CPU
    intel i7 3rd gen
    Memory
    6 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 LED
    Hard Drives
    640 gb onboard

theog

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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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tauqeerahmad101

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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.
i will . Thanks.

Windows 8 Pro includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality is available only for Windows 8 Pro as a separate software package.
So they are same featured versions,huh? except I will have to add media center separately .
Thanks for info.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 home premium
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hewlett-Packard Pavillion dv6
    CPU
    intel i7 3rd gen
    Memory
    6 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 LED
    Hard Drives
    640 gb onboard

theog

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You are welcome. :dinesh:
 

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  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

alphanumeric

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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!

Adding Media Center would be the only upgrade to 8 Pro though add features. I do believe Media Center is blocked on the Enterprise version of Windows 8, not sure about VL though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

alphanumeric

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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.
i will . Thanks.

Windows 8 Pro includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality is available only for Windows 8 Pro as a separate software package.
So they are same featured versions,huh? except I will have to add media center separately .
Thanks for info.

What Mr Sardonicus posted is a list of the features added when you go from 8 to 8 Pro. Media Center is a further upgrade on top of that, and you have to have 8 Pro to be able to add it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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