Installing Windows 8 question please help
Posted 09 May 2016 - 12:32 AM
Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:26 AM
Hi Zedertone, If you are building a brand new computer then you will need an operating system.
If you choose to use Windows 8 or any other version of Windows you will need to buy it, to ensure that you receive a properly licenced version.
If you are looking for an inexpensive or free operating system then Linux offers many distributions, the majority of which are downloadable free of charge and that come properly licenced
Posted 09 May 2016 - 11:34 AM
Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:15 PM
I'm sorry, I'm not really understanding your questions properly... maybe the following will help
1 Yes you can install windows 8 from DVD ( you can download the .iso from Microsoft and burn your own DVD install disc if you want...
2 You can do the same but download it and create a bootable USB memory stick and install from that
These are two of the most common methods of installing.... (but of course you will need your product licence key)
Hope this helps
Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:17 PM
You'll need to buy a key though. It sounds like you don't have one
Because everytime I try to find a CD there's just keys for it, and the CD I guess on the website is so expensive ..?
If you have or buy a Windows 8 or 8.1 key then you can use the Windows 8 Media Creation Tool to download a ISO image of what ever version of Windows 8/8.1 you have the key for. You will only be able to get Windows 8.1 as Microsoft no longer provides Windows 8 images but tthat doesn't matter since a Windows 8 key cna be used to install Windows 8.1.
See here: Create installation media for Windows 8.1
As paws said, you can then use the iso to create a DVD or flash drive to install Windows 8.1 with. Once done, you could then do the free upgrade to Windows 10 which I recommend. Free upgrade offer ends July 29 2016.
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