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Bought windows 8.1 online for new build....now what?

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December 31, 2013 11:22:30 AM

Hey! So i bought windows 8.1 pro (student) for my new build. I'm planning to install it via USB...but honestly don't know what to do... I downloaded a file called WindowsSetupBox.exe but i'm on a mac so i can't open it. I know i need to download the iso onto the usb but where is the ISO? please help

HAPPY new years btw!
a c 369 * Windows 8
December 31, 2013 11:35:06 AM

nicolaszu said:
Hey! So i bought windows 8.1 pro (student) for my new build. I'm planning to install it via USB...but honestly don't know what to do... I downloaded a file called WindowsSetupBox.exe but i'm on a mac so i can't open it. I know i need to download the iso onto the usb but where is the ISO? please help

HAPPY new years btw!


The ISO is wherever you downloaded it to on your MAC.

I suggest copying that to a flashdrive and transferring to a Windows PC.
Use the Microsoft tool to create a bootable USB or DVD
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.H...
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December 31, 2013 11:38:54 AM

I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?
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December 31, 2013 11:40:07 AM

In order to do this you need a Windows PC to start with. The tools Microsoft included on the SAME webpage you downloaded the image from work ONLY on Windows OS. I would suggest you proceed in that direction.
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a c 369 * Windows 8
December 31, 2013 11:42:06 AM

nicolaszu said:
I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?


Bought from where?
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December 31, 2013 11:43:23 AM

Tom Tancredi said:
In order to do this you need a Windows PC to start with. The tools Microsoft included on the SAME webpage you downloaded the image from work ONLY on Windows OS. I would suggest you proceed in that direction.


But i don't have another windows pc, any other options?
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December 31, 2013 11:44:06 AM

USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?


Bought from where?


From microsoft shop (online)
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a c 369 * Windows 8
December 31, 2013 11:48:36 AM

nicolaszu said:
USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?


Bought from where?


From microsoft shop (online)


Then there should have been a link to start the download/install process. But that will almost certainly only work from a PC currently running Windows.
Early in the process....there will be an option to 'Install Later'. Giving you the option of downloading the full ISO or burning that to a DVD.
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a b * Windows 8
December 31, 2013 11:57:25 AM

nicolaszu said:
Tom Tancredi said:
In order to do this you need a Windows PC to start with. The tools Microsoft included on the SAME webpage you downloaded the image from work ONLY on Windows OS. I would suggest you proceed in that direction.


But i don't have another windows pc, any other options?


Go to your public library? Borrow a friends? As a family member? There is no other 'options'
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December 31, 2013 12:16:24 PM

USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?


Bought from where?


From microsoft shop (online)


Then there should have been a link to start the download/install process. But that will almost certainly only work from a PC currently running Windows.
Early in the process....there will be an option to 'Install Later'. Giving you the option of downloading the full ISO or burning that to a DVD.


Ok so what do you recommend i do?
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a c 369 * Windows 8
December 31, 2013 12:36:47 PM

nicolaszu said:
USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?


Bought from where?


From microsoft shop (online)


Then there should have been a link to start the download/install process. But that will almost certainly only work from a PC currently running Windows.
Early in the process....there will be an option to 'Install Later'. Giving you the option of downloading the full ISO or burning that to a DVD.


Ok so what do you recommend i do?


Find/borrow a Windows PC.
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December 31, 2013 1:15:40 PM

USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
USAFRet said:
nicolaszu said:
I bought the key but i don't see the ISO...where do i download it from?


Bought from where?


From microsoft shop (online)


Then there should have been a link to start the download/install process. But that will almost certainly only work from a PC currently running Windows.
Early in the process....there will be an option to 'Install Later'. Giving you the option of downloading the full ISO or burning that to a DVD.


Ok so what do you recommend i do?


Find/borrow a Windows PC.


Could I download the ISO from a torrent site and use my product key?
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a c 369 * Windows 8
December 31, 2013 1:19:55 PM

nicolaszu said:


Could I download the ISO from a torrent site and use my product key?


Do not do this.
Yes, we know (think) you have purchased a valid license. But a torrent version is FAR more likely to contain malware than not.

Do not do this.

(Further discussion of torrent versions of the OS will be cut off completely)
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December 31, 2013 1:25:22 PM

Ok I won't download it. Thanks for the warning
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