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How to get Win 8 Pro for $39.99? Burn & save.

Hi all.

I will buy (build) a new PC early next year.
So, how can I buy Win 8 Pro now at a low price. Download the ISO. Burn the ISO to a DVD. Then Install later when I have the new build.

I found the upgrade assistant, but I think that will want me to install NOW and does not have any download ISO option.

I think I need the OEM version since this is a new build and it will only run on that rig.
Is this possible?

thanks!
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  1. Best answer
    You don't have to install now, just buy the key and it will be sent to you in email. You can re download the image from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

    You can get the key now and install anytime after that.
  2. Here are the clean install instuctions:
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/clean-install-windows-8-upgrade.htm

    Should be exactly what you're looking for.
  3. Thanks for the help!
    I do want to buy the OS, get the key, download the image, and do a clean install...
  4. The $40 version you see is a UPGRADE. It requires you to have a older system installed already

    the $80 versions you see is a OEM copy. You can only install it on one computer and cannot install it again if you decide to build a new computer later.

    Microsoft is rumored to stop selling retail copies of their OS. (you can wipe it and install it on another computer)
  5. Best answer selected by enewmen.
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