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    Default Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    If you neglected to save your ISO file when you downloaded it you might still be in luck.

    Look in the email receipt you received from Microsoft after you bought Win 8 Pro

    Near the top is a link to download the ISO file using your key:

    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.

    You can also use the link near the bottom of this email to buy a DVD and have it sent to you.

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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    Thanks for the reminder. As a cheapskate after literally uncountable free copies including trial and 2 years license RTM versions of various sorts, I BOUGHT the upgrade, clean-installed win7, then upgraded. Last night I realized that I have no idea where the iso went..have not looked for the confirm email as yet, was going to be my next move maybe, now it certainly is!

    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    If you neglected to save your ISO file when you downloaded it you might still be in luck.

    Look in the email receipt you received from Microsoft after you bought Win 8 Pro

    Near the top is a link to download the ISO file using your key:

    If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.

    You can also use the link near the bottom of this email to buy a DVD and have it sent to you.

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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    What is needed is: Windows8-Setup.exe which is where that link goes, to download it again; run it as admin; add win8 shipping/downloading Product Key (also in said email); you get a do-over on the download. Re-download here is about 10 minutes, long for me but no doubt longer for many, my down speed averages 30 Mbs.

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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    Mine took about 14 minutes, but my connection is fairly quick as well, not quite what yours is, but not bad.

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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    no not bad at all. It's around 100 on a workstation at the office, quite a bit higher on those rare times I can get at the departmental Linux server...oh to be in Chattanooga or South Korea - Gbs speeds lol
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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    What a funky approach. One must after the download choose the create media option then iso. Then one has a file. Or create media then DVD. or both. The least obnoxious choice is 'install from desktop later, then use that to do each of the other two and it's all over. Finally. Back to where we should have been a week ago. Oh well, that's what happens when things are designed to be easy, and not transparent, at the same time. LOL at myself once again.

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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    That's the way the original setup was, there was the offer to create media, but only after what looked like an upgrade install was taking place (actually it was). Took a few more minutes to create the media, but was worth it for the clean install option.

    Once that ISO is created, it doesn't matter which choice you made, a DVD (what I did), one can choose to create a DVD or install using the Windows 7 USB DVD download tool, which I did. But I did burn the DVD also, & stored a couple of extra copies of the ISO folder, prior to the install.

    I probably didn't need to order the DVD, but I did anyway for safekeeping. It still hasn't arrived, but as soon as it does, I'll store it in my safe deposit box, where I store a second copy of tax returns, insurance policies, things of importance. As some has seen in recent years, & even the last couple of days up the US East Coast, bad things can happen.

    Better to be prepared than not to be. It was only $18, that's what, less than the cost of dining out?

    I highly suggest, no matter how, for those who didn't create their DVD, to create or buy it now, it may not always cost this much. Evidently, unlike Windows 7, obtaining install disks isn't going to be a free for all deal, only those who bought the OS is going to get them.

    Due to the rampant piracy going around, which may soon slow down (in the US) due to upcoming changes in the law, is why this was put into place. At $40, no one has an excuse not to buy the real OS. With almost three full months left in the promo (that may be extended if sales aren't what's expected), most anyone with a computer can scrape up that much cash.

    In many places, it's much less than a carton of smokes.

    Cat

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    Default Re: Down load the ISO file after installing Win 8

    Cat is right, or at least, I agree with Cat. A bootable installer is a necessity, whether from some PC, drive, or partition that can run the system the new win8 is on, or from removeable media that can boot that system. Otherwise sooner or later, it's Pearl Harbort and no navy on your side at all.

    PS: I am not good at guessing what someone or something might do next, unless I can see it face to face in real life at the time, then I can, almost always. But once the deed is done, ascertaining the reasons why is pretty simple: the self-interest of the doer of the deed. Like Microsoft, who really believe they have not just any reason to but some right to charge for their stuff, a position I just don't accept. I pay them once in a while because in some situations I know I will want to be able to ask for their support, as with a new OS regardless of what experience I may think I have with it already. Doesn't mean I see any reason to praise tolerate accept or forgive any old thing other people or institutions choose to do. Funky methods are still funky. DRM type stuff is like killing for peace, imho neither necessary nor desireable nor acceptable, merely understandable and tolerable if the amount of it is limited. End of rant lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by catilley1092 View Post
    That's the way the original setup was, there was the offer to create media, but only after what looked like an upgrade install was taking place (actually it was). Took a few more minutes to create the media, but was worth it for the clean install option.

    Once that ISO is created, it doesn't matter which choice you made, a DVD (what I did), one can choose to create a DVD or install using the Windows 7 USB DVD download tool, which I did. But I did burn the DVD also, & stored a couple of extra copies of the ISO folder, prior to the install.

    I probably didn't need to order the DVD, but I did anyway for safekeeping. It still hasn't arrived, but as soon as it does, I'll store it in my safe deposit box, where I store a second copy of tax returns, insurance policies, things of importance. As some has seen in recent years, & even the last couple of days up the US East Coast, bad things can happen.

    Better to be prepared than not to be. It was only $18, that's what, less than the cost of dining out?

    I highly suggest, no matter how, for those who didn't create their DVD, to create or buy it now, it may not always cost this much. Evidently, unlike Windows 7, obtaining install disks isn't going to be a free for all deal, only those who bought the OS is going to get them.

    Due to the rampant piracy going around, which may soon slow down (in the US) due to upcoming changes in the law, is why this was put into place. At $40, no one has an excuse not to buy the real OS. With almost three full months left in the promo (that may be extended if sales aren't what's expected), most anyone with a computer can scrape up that much cash.

    In many places, it's much less than a carton of smokes.

    Cat

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