Where are the Official Windows 8 ISO Image Downloads ?

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Upgrades' started by ViRGE, Jan 30, 2013.

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    ViRGE

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    The windows 7 forums has legal inks to Windows 7 SP1 ISO in a retail wrap with a 30-day trial period. I'm looking for the same with Windows 8..
     
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    I don't know the answer to your question but I would be very interested in seeing these legal links to a SP1 ISO of windows 7.
     
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    This may be what you are looking for http://techdows.com/2011/07/downloa...h-sp1-iso-official-direct-download-links.html

    Regarding the OPs question about a download trial version of Windows 8, I believe you can still get the 90 day eval of the Enterprise version from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh699156.aspx should be a link at the bottom of the page
     
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    Trouble, thanks for the link. Those windows 7 ISOs, can they be used with an OEM key or retail?
     
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    Not sure, but if I had to guess, I'd bet retail. Although I'm not sure that it makes a difference now like it did back in the bad old XP days, if so you may need to make some adjustment to sources\ei.cfg (Channel) in the ISO
     
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    I've used them for both....with the OEM...better make damned sure it's the right bit type and the exact some OS version. Other than that it works flawlessly, it get's rid of all that retail bloatware they put on there. Just have all your drivers downloaded to a thumb drive or cd/dvd ready to go when you do the clean install.
     
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    For the OEM product keys you need and OEM version of Windows 7.

    For the retail versions you need the retail keys. These links are straight from Digital River, the online download source for Windows 7 ISO images.

    Those are the ones I've always used for several years.

    Good Luck trying to find a easy place to download an ISO image of Windows 8. They're virtually nonexistent.
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    Some folks on this site are vehemently anti-torrent, I am not. I was one of the early adopters of bit torrent protocol. It is very useful and yes, legitimate purposes are to be had for the use of torrent downloading. It's much like gun ownership; you may use it legally for hunting, varmints, target practice and so forth or one may... you fill in the blank.

    Now the file you're looking for, if in English is this size 3416 MB and the file name is: en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso Do a Google search and you'll find it with no problems.

    Then download the standalone program entitled: HashCalc v2.01 to verify the following SHA1 Checksum hash.

    Checksum Hash is: SHA1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4

    There are torrent sites that do have the legitimate ISO image download. The Checksum Hash code listed above IS the correct legitimate code for the official RTM version of Windows 8. Now it's interesting in the fact that this ISO has both the standard and Pro versions on Windows 8 in the ISO image. It's the activation key that tells the install program which version to finalize.
     
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    i have not verified this but this site has links to ALL editions of win8 @

    Link removed
     
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    davehc, Sep 29, 2013
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    Theres actually a link on microsofts website where you put in your legitimate serial number and itll let you download an ISO. I dont have the link handy unfortunately but thats the way i got my install done.
     
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    davehc, Oct 24, 2013
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    Yes, thank you. I dont think I'm able to post links yet.
     
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    Thanks for these links, I'll add an article to the site about this, as I imagine it's a popular question.
     
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    I have been looking for links like this! They are surprisingly hard to find.
     
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