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#1 AwayfromHere

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:49

Hey.

 

I've tried to find a copy (legal of course) of Windows 8.1 to download (iso file or other ways..)

 

Since I came across an key (still legal...) but don't have any media to start the install.

 

Only thing I found is the Enterprise version but I doubt I can use that with the regular key I got?

 

Any help?



Best Answer Ian W , 31 August 2014 - 06:13

Hey.

 

I've tried to find a copy (legal of course) of Windows 8.1 to download (iso file or other ways..)

 

Since I came across an key (still legal...) but don't have any media to start the install.

 

Only thing I found is the Enterprise version but I doubt I can use that with the regular key I got?

 

Any help?

Paul Thurrott has written a comprehensive tutorial on how to obtain a legal copy of Windows 8.1 if you already have a product key. Includes screenshots. http://winsupersite....s-8-product-key

This is actually how I installed Windows 8.1. I downloaded the ISO file, mounted it from within Windows 8, and upgraded.

If you want to skip the tutorial, you can visit Microsoft's webpage for the information and links: http://windows.micro...roduct-key-only
 

If you bought Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, you can download and install Windows from this page using just your product key. You'll have the option to install Windows now, later, or using media with an ISO file.

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#2 Ian W

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:13   Best Answer

Hey.

 

I've tried to find a copy (legal of course) of Windows 8.1 to download (iso file or other ways..)

 

Since I came across an key (still legal...) but don't have any media to start the install.

 

Only thing I found is the Enterprise version but I doubt I can use that with the regular key I got?

 

Any help?

Paul Thurrott has written a comprehensive tutorial on how to obtain a legal copy of Windows 8.1 if you already have a product key. Includes screenshots. http://winsupersite....s-8-product-key

This is actually how I installed Windows 8.1. I downloaded the ISO file, mounted it from within Windows 8, and upgraded.

If you want to skip the tutorial, you can visit Microsoft's webpage for the information and links: http://windows.micro...roduct-key-only
 

If you bought Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, you can download and install Windows from this page using just your product key. You'll have the option to install Windows now, later, or using media with an ISO file.



#3 OP AwayfromHere

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:20

Thanks mate!