just got my upgrade KEY, where to download the .iso file?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by juan71287, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. juan71287

    juan71287 MDL Novice

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    Hi all, I just bought my 14.99 windows update key. Now, where can I download the .ISO file so I can do a fresh install of windows?

    thanks.
     
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    The Upgrade Assistant can create one for you.
     
  3. juan71287

    juan71287 MDL Novice

    Aug 14, 2012
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    I extracted the ISO file and burned the files to a DVD, but it don't start the installation.... Should I just burn the .iso file into the DVD, or I did correct by extracting the files out of the ISO then burning?
     
  4. alien2xx

    alien2xx MDL Senior Member

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    You cant not extract the files from the iso and then burn them to a dvd, you will loose the boot part of it. You need to 'create' a DVD from the ISO image which is different from just extracting; look at you burning program, it should have an option to burn a DVD from an ISO image, that should do... after that the media should be bootable.
     
  5. swodinw

    swodinw MDL Novice

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    use imgburn,burning speed x4-x5.
     
  6. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I rt. click on the .iso & choose "Open with" Nero & burn a slower speed to be safe.
     
  7. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    Don't know why you guy's still use a dvd, when you can make a bootable USB. Install will be much faster to.
     
  8. IND

    IND MDL Member

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    kindly post step by step process
    thanks
     
  9. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    Open CMD
    diskpart (enter)
    list disk (enter)
    select disk X (where X is your USB)
    clean (enter)
    create partition primary (enter)
    select partition 1 (enter)
    active (enter)
    format fs=ntfs (enter)
    assign (enter)
    exit (but don't close cmd)

    now navigate to your install files/or disk, you can use a windows 7 disk for that
    D: cd BOOT
    BOOTSECT.EXE/NT60 X: (where X is your USB)

    Now you need to copy all install files to your USB
     
  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    The upgrade assistant provides a choice: burn to USB.

    If you are on win8 or win7, and want to burn ISO to DVD, simply right click on ISO -> burn to DVD. :D
     
  11. GERGE

    GERGE MDL Novice

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    That's because I can burn to a DVD and put it to shelf or something. But there is always a need for empty USB drives. Whenever I put an OS to an USB, I almost always had to redownload it someday.
     
  12. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

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    A DVD on a shelf... that's so 2010 :rolleyes:

    But i understand :biggrin:
     
  13. fastzz

    fastzz MDL Novice

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    just use ultraiso, and you will solve the problem.
     
  14. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    Check out "Rufus" to "burn" your ISO to a USB:
    Just google for "Rufus USB"

    I can recommend it 100% !!! Great for creating bootable ISO's.... It's free, small, and fast!!!
     
  15. kmetek

    kmetek MDL Novice

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    on XP it doesn't offer this ;)
     
  16. mr3dd123

    mr3dd123 MDL Novice

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    or just install Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool.
     
  17. AceUK

    AceUK MDL Novice

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    If you are installing Windows 8 on a UEFI system, you should format the USB flash drive as FAT32 i.e. format fs=fat32 quick
     
  18. kaos420

    kaos420 MDL Senior Member

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    you do realize you can save the usb iso created to a external hd.hen use you usb stick for whatever.then just drag it back over to usb when needed...
     
  19. alien2xx

    alien2xx MDL Senior Member

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