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How to install Windows 8 with just the code?

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May 24, 2014 2:18:35 PM

Ok, I may have a slightly complicated problem so I would ask you to bear with me please.
I'm building a PC at the moment, and I seem to have observed several sites that sell just the official product keys without the disks. It should be noted that they're almost on average around 50 euro (About 70 dollars) cheaper than getting the disked version of windows. I'm wondering, in simple language, is there a legal way to download windows 8 to a USB key/installation media so that I can boot it from a USB, enter the key and then get installing? As a student a while back, we used to be able to do just that with windows 7 and enter the product key that was on their laptop. I am very knowledgeable when it comes to PC hardware and so forth, however, this is one area I know very little about. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could give me a word of advice on the issue on where maybe I could download the file or if it is even possible. Thank you for your time! :) 

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a c 391 * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 2:24:57 PM

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It should be noted that they're almost on average around 50 euro (About 70 dollars) cheaper than getting the disked version of windows.


Those are almost certainly not legit licenses.
The disk costs pennies. The license is what costs money.
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May 24, 2014 2:28:24 PM

USAFRet said:
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It should be noted that they're almost on average around 50 euro (About 70 dollars) cheaper than getting the disked version of windows.


Those are almost certainly not legit licenses.
The disk costs pennies. The license is what costs money.


They all say that they're legitimate licenses
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a b * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 2:45:03 PM

... of course they say they are legit licenses. If they didn't lie about that what idiot would buy them? They are 100% illegal. If they weren't they would provide a way to download it. There are PLENTY of places that sell the license and you can download it including Microsoft. Not having a disk doesn't make it cheaper and if its $70 cheaper than Microsoft its a scam. most you'll ever see is $20 cheaper when retailers have a sale
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a c 391 * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 2:49:23 PM

Steven_Grant9 said:


They all say that they're legitimate licenses


And I have a bridge to sell you.
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May 24, 2014 3:36:27 PM

Businesses use these types of licences, but they would already have at least one cd with the os loaded on a server.
If you don't have the cd, then don't get this.
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a c 391 * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 3:49:05 PM

computertech82 said:
Businesses use these types of licences, ...


And they do not have the license agreement with MS to sell then on the open market.

This is one of the reasons the TechNet program was shut down.
For a small price, you could get 10-20 activations per product. To be used for internal testing, etc.
A LOT of people were selling these all over. They did not have a license agreement to sell those.
Along with people selling academic keys, corporate licenses, etc, etc.

Those are not legit.
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a b * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 4:40:17 PM

How much for the bridge?
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a c 391 * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 4:42:09 PM

unksol said:
How much for the bridge?


I'll give it to you for 60% of what the last guy quoted you.
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a b * Windows 8
May 24, 2014 5:01:44 PM

heck for 60 cents why not
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