Where Can I downlaod and Cleanly Install Windows 8 on my Sony VAIO SVE1513M1EW

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Mogan, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Mogan

    Mogan MDL Novice

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    hello all at MDL

    forgive me for asking this question, which is probably answered else where in this forum.
    but I have searched thoroughly and I have not found what I need.

    I have A new sony VAIO Laptop. and I want to delete all existing partitions and make a clean install of windows 8.
    i would really like to know where I can download an untouched windows 8 DVD iso from MDL or any other safe place.
    to be honest im not sure if I have have windows 8 PRO or what. i would also like to know how I can find out this information.
    I have my windows 8 Product key. so i have this ready for a clean win 8 install.

    can someone kindly let me know what version of windows 8 iso I should download and use on my sony VAIO ?
    (I dont think it the RTM version i need)

    Also can someone post me the correct link on where I can download my needed windows 8 DVD ISO ?

    is it an OEM version I need ?

    Thanks in advance for any help given here.

    Regards

    Mogan
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    or risk a look here :D
     
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  4. Mogan

    Mogan MDL Novice

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    #5 Mogan, Apr 1, 2013
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    Cheers for the fast replies guys. appreciated!

    so its definately the Retail version I need for A sony VAIO ??
    I thought retail version of Windows 8 wouldnt work with my win 8 Product key.

    any more info on this subject would be good.
     
  5. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Well vista and win7 you could use retail disks with coa keys that laptops and computers come with.

    I think people are saying its still the same with win8. I have not used win8 but i would assume so.

    The fact that no windows 8 oem disks are out, probably shows you that retail disks are used. So download an iso with the sha1 from msdn iso you need.
     
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  6. Mogan

    Mogan MDL Novice

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    hello MSR

    sorry for asking what might seem to you an abvious question and answer, but i would like to learn more about this.

    what do you mean when you say:

    So download an iso with the sha1 from msdn iso you need.
    I know what msdn is. but what does sha1 mean ?
     
  7. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Hash is the proof that you got a clean version to check when downloaded. Simply avoid crapware of stuff when checking it. See hashes for 8-32.JPG and 8-64.JPG for example
     
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  8. Mogan

    Mogan MDL Novice

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    #9 Mogan, Apr 3, 2013
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    hi again
    i downloaded win 8 (64) from here:
    (the second link in pauldesmonds reply)
    i checked the hash and it said it matched.
    and i created a bootable DVD using Imgburn. I then tied to create A VM using vitualbox and Vmware player. both stopped at 75% of installing win 8 files. i created a couple of install disks and both disks gave me the same error messages.
    im not really sure where ive gone wrong. you guys know yo stuff. im hoping you might be able to shed some light on why i might be having these problems.

    could the windows 8 (64) be corrupt ?
     
  9. urie

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    Try burning dvd at slower speed also you can load the ISO file into vitualbox or Vmware player no need to burn it to dvd to test it.
     
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  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    In case of VMs there's no need to burn. Just insert the ISO directly. Has the added benefit of being much faster.
     
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  12. Warrior1995

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    Hi. Same situation as the OP. All links seem dead at the moment. Anything still active now? PM are welcome. Thanks.
     
  13. Tito

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    Have you missed this thread??

    :jockey:
     
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  14. Warrior1995

    Warrior1995 MDL Novice

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    download link dead:(
     
  15. Tito

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    Which ISO do you actually want??
     
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  16. Warrior1995

    Warrior1995 MDL Novice

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    Waiting the laptop to be delivered and thought it would be good to have an untouched iso in advance for a clean install. From you guide, it seems more complicated than that. Will now wait till I have the machine first then. Thanks a lot.

    With this backup, I would be okay to rid of any recovery partition on the SSD, right? Ordered 128GB, so storage space is on the tight side. Thanks.
     
  17. Tito

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  18. Warrior1995

    Warrior1995 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the links. It seems that I might need the ENGLISH UK version for the first one. For the second, will it work on a SONY product? Anyway, it may be best to ask again when I have the laptop and followed the first steps in your guide.
     
  19. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    If the op downloads a 32 bit version and after all this downloading, if the OP need a core single-language then he should start over again for the 64 bit.

    NICE WAY TO APPROACH a solution hmm... like i will get dressed and take bath.. , hope the OP had followed TITO's POST on the first place.