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It gives you an iso based on your product key.

Got it, so for the new SSD/Laptop I would just use the downloader link above on my main PC so that it will give me the .iso, then I can burn it using my desktop then install it on the SSD/laptop?
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It gives you an iso based on your product key.

Got it, so for the new SSD/Laptop I would just use the downloader link above on my main PC so that it will give me the .iso, then I can burn it using my desktop then install it on the SSD/laptop?
sure
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Ok thanks.
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Just bought a new laptop with windows 8 on it, along with a new SSD. Will the .iso link here work to install it on my new SSD for the laptop, or is it only for upgrades from W7?

Similarly, I have a new PC that I bought from iBuypower that has Windows 8 on it, but I did not get a Win8 installation DVD. When I used the ISO link in the first post, I ran the MS Win8 setup file and it asked me for my Product Key. After entering my product key, it says "This product key cannot be used to install a retail version of Windows 8". I want to do a fresh install of Windows 8 on my new SSD. My computer came with a 1TB HDD with Win8 preinstalled and the product key on the side of the case.

How should I proceed? Please don't tell me I have to purchase another Windows 8 license? All I want to do is reinstall Windows 8 on the SSD - the product key is stored in the BIOS, right? How do I download the ISO to install WIndows 8?

Thanks!
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Hello guys!

I just recently bought a Windows 8 Pro OEM. So far so good! I just got this one issue though and hope you can help me.

I have an external HDD Seagate 500GB usb2.0 only connected at the back of my motherboard Asus 990 FX. Now what I am doing is I'm just copying my files from external Seagate HDD to my Western Digital 3.0 TB Green. The size of the file is 450GB. The transfer rate that I am only getting during that time was 24-25MB/s which I think is ridiculously slow.

On my windows 7 previously, I know that the speed is not like that. I tried to transfer some files to my intel 520 SSD and to my other HDD western digital 1TB black and the speed is still the same.

Do you know how to fix this? I even tried to use another flash drive and another external HDD WD both usb2.0 only and speed is really slow. Any inputs guys? HELP!
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Well got the laptop, and used the link above, and I get this:

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Quote:
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Just bought a new laptop with windows 8 on it, along with a new SSD. Will the .iso link here work to install it on my new SSD for the laptop, or is it only for upgrades from W7?

Similarly, I have a new PC that I bought from iBuypower that has Windows 8 on it, but I did not get a Win8 installation DVD. When I used the ISO link in the first post, I ran the MS Win8 setup file and it asked me for my Product Key. After entering my product key, it says "This product key cannot be used to install a retail version of Windows 8". I want to do a fresh install of Windows 8 on my new SSD. My computer came with a 1TB HDD with Win8 preinstalled and the product key on the side of the case.

How should I proceed? Please don't tell me I have to purchase another Windows 8 license? All I want to do is reinstall Windows 8 on the SSD - the product key is stored in the BIOS, right? How do I download the ISO to install WIndows 8?

Thanks!
call M$ and see if they can assist in getting an ISO.

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Hello guys!

I just recently bought a Windows 8 Pro OEM. So far so good! I just got this one issue though and hope you can help me.

I have an external HDD Seagate 500GB usb2.0 only connected at the back of my motherboard Asus 990 FX. Now what I am doing is I'm just copying my files from external Seagate HDD to my Western Digital 3.0 TB Green. The size of the file is 450GB. The transfer rate that I am only getting during that time was 24-25MB/s which I think is ridiculously slow.

On my windows 7 previously, I know that the speed is not like that. I tried to transfer some files to my intel 520 SSD and to my other HDD western digital 1TB black and the speed is still the same.

Do you know how to fix this? I even tried to use another flash drive and another external HDD WD both usb2.0 only and speed is really slow. Any inputs guys? HELP!
USB 2.0 speeds are about what you are getting (20-30MB/s)...I see nothing wrong.

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Well got the laptop, and used the link above, and I get this:

What version do you need? I may be able to find it for you. Maybe give M$ a call.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

Well got the laptop, and used the link above, and I get this:

What version do you need? I may be able to find it for you. Maybe give M$ a call.

I need whatever version that comes with THIS laptop.
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Sorry if this has already been asked, I've only skimmed the thread (but read the initial guide posts):

I'm going to buy a laptop that comes with one internal SSD containing Win8 pre-installed, and one internal HDD. I'd like to do a clean install using your steps, but I don't think I'll be able to temporarily remove the HDD since it will apparently void the warranty. You mention that extra drives could get the boot partition displaced: Is there a way for me to ensure that everything ends up at the SSD without physically removing the HDD?

Edit: Also, I doubt I'll need any potential bloatware that will be present on the HDD. Should I just format it before the clean installation, or will partition deletion (as described here http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-clean-install-part-1_11.htm) during the Win8 installation take care of it?

Further Edit: After reading through the thread a bit more closely I noticed this post:
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Yes it is true. If you manually format the drive before installation it will not create the system reserve partition.
That seems to answer my question, thanks.
Edited by NTRAFF - 4/18/13 at 5:45am
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