Need help to download windows 8 x86

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by gugutm, May 11, 2016.

  1. gugutm

    gugutm MDL Novice

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    Hi there

    sorry but i searched everywhere and i could not find the links for windows 8 , there are for windows 8.1 but not for windows 8

    i am looking to get en-gb_windows_8_x86_dvd_915479.iso cos when i checked in MSDN it says This file contains both Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.

    cos i got s**tty acer iconia w511 and it says windows 8 pro x86 and i would like to reinstall windows , so as i understand if i will get en-gb_windows_8_x86_dvd_915479.iso it will take the key from the bios of windows 8 pro and it will active automatic

    many thanks
    gugutm
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Should work fine with an 8.1 ISO
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @gugutm

    Why don't you go for 8.1 or even 10? Your existing license can be reused as well.
     
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  4. gugutm

    gugutm MDL Novice

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    well i dont know from the experience when i fixing laptop and if they with window 8 i use windows 8 en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso but if i put en-gb_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_6051481.iso its ask to enter the product key, and as example if i got windows 8.1 computer already windows 8 version doesnt work anymore, so now you are advising me to go in windows 8.1 but is it will catch the key windows 8.1 of windows 8 from the bios????/
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    after restart it should.. unless you used wrong version home pro etc..
     
  6. gugutm

    gugutm MDL Novice

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    LatinMcg what do you mean by after restart it should...
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Is a msdn 8.1 iso capable of reading out the oem:Dm bioskey? I always use the Multi_Oem_Project by The_Guardian to reinstall on systems with 8.x oem:Dm options.
     
  8. l33tissw00t

    l33tissw00t MDL Addicted

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    Yes it is. However, 8.1 setup may not recognize the w8 oem:Dm as a valid w8.1 key. so install w81 with a generic key, then after w81 is installed, change ipk to the one in oem:Dm.
     
  9. gugutm

    gugutm MDL Novice

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    ok now i start getting something thanks, for explanation :)
     
  10. gugutm

    gugutm MDL Novice

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    Ok than i got another question what if i updated to windows 10 will it save the key in the bios of windows 10? and will i be able to install windows 10 straight away , and is it will pick up the key from the bios?
     
  11. gugutm

    gugutm MDL Novice

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    is anyone know if it will work out
    many thanks
    gugutm
     
  12. ukendt

    ukendt MDL Junior Member

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    Win7/8/8.1 entitle to win 10 upgrade or ny installation. In other words, you'll be able to upgrade your system if you wish or make a clean install using the very same key (at least this is true from version 1511 of win 10)
     
  13. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    once you look into how win 10 activation work.. you get an answer.

    when you upgrade it stores a HardWareID on MS server of your pc hardwares.. in future reinstall auto activates on it.
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #14 Enthousiast, May 18, 2016
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    When a hwid is established you don't need to insert any key anymore at new clean installs from boot, just skip it.

    It also is on 10240 (th1), 1511 and up also can use the oem:Dm bioskey, 10240 couldn't.

    Is 8.0 also entitled to directly upgrade to 10, i thought it was excluded (only 8.1)?