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How do you install Windows 8 with only a product key?

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August 25, 2013 11:10:21 AM

I'm building a new pc and I have been working out everything for a couple months now. Just today I realized that I had a flaw in my plans. I had planned to get a key from this site that gives large discounts (That are legit) but I forgot that I'd have no operating system to type the code in at all. So I'm just wondering is there anyway possible to still be able to download Windows 8 without having any disc to load it from? Thanks in advance!
a b * Windows 8
August 25, 2013 11:21:08 AM

YES... Where ever you got the volume discount key should have an authorized download site.

Look here for some:
http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microso...

IF you bought an OEM card from somewhere, the package has the URL in it and the instructions.

Also, if you can just get a copy of the same (OEM) DVD from somewhere, that will work too. ... or an ISO to burn to DVD...
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a b * Windows 8
August 25, 2013 11:21:34 AM

Use this, enter your product key, then you can download the official windows iso and burn it on a dvd
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows-8/upgrade-pr...
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a b * Windows 8
August 25, 2013 11:23:04 AM

Yup... that is the MS url. Did not have it bookmarked... :-)
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August 25, 2013 12:34:59 PM

corroded said:
Yup... that is the MS url. Did not have it bookmarked... :-)


Thanks for the quick replies. So how do I specifically do this because I'm not on the computer right now? Do I need to save it to a thumb drive?

Any thoughts?
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August 25, 2013 1:45:28 PM

yea you don't need to use it on that specific computer. Just log on to any computer, enter your win 8 key, and select either burn to dvd or usb device.

then use that usb/dvd on the system you want to install.
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August 25, 2013 2:14:13 PM

oczdude8 said:
yea you don't need to use it on that specific computer. Just log on to any computer, enter your win 8 key, and select either burn to dvd or usb device.

then use that usb/dvd on the system you want to install.


I get it now. Thanks to everyone who replied! This thread is now solved.
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