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How do I get Windows 8?

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I built a system and I want to get Windows 8 for it. However I don't want to buy an OEM version and wait for the delivery.
Can I buy this: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store?Action=pdp&Env=BASE&Locale=en_GB&SiteID=msuk&productID=272001500
Download the ISO make a USB and enter the licence key I get from the purchase above?


One of my friends bought the Upgrade version and Installed Windows 8 on a new Hard drive using the Upgrade Key, he didn't need to use Windows 7 first.

I called Windows Store they said they don't sell the System Builders, Its really confusing that Windows don't sell Windows 7 any more and they want us to buy Windows 8 but they don't sell Windows 8 unless you have Windows 7 first?
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Yeah Windows 8 for custom install is only available via the OEM so it can be licensed under the new Personal Use License, there is no other way.

You can wait a day and purchase 8.1 though.:

WIndows 8.1:http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8.1/productID.288095400

Windows 8.1 Pro: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8.1-Pro/productID.288094800

If you intend to use Windows Media Player you best get Pro otherwise you are looking at a $99 upgrade.
Edited by benben84 - 10/17/13 at 12:56pm
 
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