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[color=#333333]I want to buy Windows 8 Pro and install it in a clean formatted system. In the store, there are two options... To download Windows 8 or to get it Shipped. If I need to make a clean Install, can't I download? Do I have to get it shipped?[/color]

Does they support PayPal in the Online Store?

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When you download and run the installer, you'll be presented with two main options - perform installation from the installer, or create an ISO image for mounting onto a USB pen drive or burning onto a blank DVD. Because of this, there's no real need for getting a shipped copy.

And yes, you can use PayPal or a credit card for the online payment.

Incidentally, to use the upgrade, you'll need a valid XP, Vista or Windows 7 installation. If you have a spare XP license, I'd install this first, then let the installer perform a clean installation over this.

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Will[quote name='BigDavy' timestamp='1352292205' post='595303303']
When you download and run the installer, you'll be presented with two main options - perform installation from the installer, or create an ISO image for mounting onto a USB pen drive or burning onto a blank DVD. Because of this, there's no real need for getting a shipped copy.

And yes, you can use PayPal or a credit card for the online payment.
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Have you tried it? Will they create an ISO image or burn it themselves? I can't burn it in the PC I have Windows because its DVD writer is not working. I have to get the ISO to the other machine.

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[quote name='Pubudu Kodikara' timestamp='1352292631' post='595303311']
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Have you tried it? Will they create an ISO image or burn it themselves? I can't burn it in the PC I have Windows because its DVD writer is not working. I have to get the ISO to the other machine.
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The installer can't record the ISO, but something like ImgBurn can do this for you. I have the ISO transferred onto a blank re-writeable DVD, for installation onto the other two systems. So long as the system you're planning to install it to has at least a valid XP installation, you'll be able to use the installation DVD.

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Oh that means I need to have Windows in it? The problem is, Im planning to install it in a machine which have completely Linux. The only Windows machine I have is a laptop which doesn't have required drivers supporting Windows 8. I can't upgrade that. So that means I have to get it shipped? Another issue... Just checked the MS Store and no PayPal :(

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Yes Microsoft really messed up with this version. I had to reinstall Windows 8, but before I could do that and have the key work, I needed Windows 7 installed first. The only choice would be to get the OEM version I guess?

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[quote name='Pubudu Kodikara' timestamp='1352293422' post='595303345']
Oh that means I need to have Windows in it? The problem is, Im planning to install it in a machine which have completely Linux. The only Windows machine I have is a laptop which doesn't have required drivers supporting Windows 8. I can't upgrade that. So that means I have to get it shipped? Another issue... Just checked the MS Store and no PayPal :(
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That's because it's an upgrade licence - without a prior installation of Windows, you'll need to acquire an OEM copy instead (which will be more expensive).

It's strange that PayPal isn't available - In the UK, PayPal is a valid payment method (along with credit cards).

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[quote name='BigDavy' timestamp='1352293775' post='595303355']
That's because it's an upgrade licence - without a prior installation of Windows, you'll need to acquire an OEM copy instead (which will be more expensive).

It's strange that PayPal isn't available - In the UK, PayPal is a valid payment method (along with credit cards).
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You mean the pro pack?

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[quote name='Pubudu Kodikara' timestamp='1352294065' post='595303373']
You mean the pro pack?
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The Pro Pack upgrades the standard version of Windows 8 (effectively the equivalent of Windows 7 Home Premium) to the Professional edition. What you need is the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) edition that's intended for installation onto new PCs or PCs without a prior Windows installation: [url="http://www.ebuyer.com/407517-microsoft-windows-8-64-bit-dvd-oem-wn7-00403"]http://www.ebuyer.com/407517-microsoft-windows-8-64-bit-dvd-oem-wn7-00403[/url]

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