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Trouble installing Windows 8

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So I'm currently on 7 but I own a Windows 8 Upgrade key. I was on Windows 8 for BF4 beta but rolled back to 7 during the wait until BF4. Now that 8.1 is out I want to install 8. So I go and download Windows 8 Product Key only and I enter my product key. Once I do that it says were getting things ready. Then it gives me this error.



WAIT DID IT JUST TELL ME TO CHECK MY INTERNET? HOW AM I ONLINE AND ON OCN WITHOUT INTERNET? mad.gifmad.gif
Then when I use the upgrade assistant everything goes well until... mad.gif


Is Windows 8 really not available for download in the US? Am I blind? mad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gifmad.gif
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Did you try a clean install?
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just burn a iso of win8 on a usb key and then use the upgrade
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Where do I get the ISO?
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Where do I get the ISO?

We're not allowed to talk about it here I'm pretty sure if you want to go that route. There's no legitimate way to get a Windows 8/8.1 ISO without a product key even for trial, you had to have bought the key and downloaded the ISO directly after purchasing it. You need a key to download this:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

There is an evaluation version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86/x64 ISO on TechNet but I don't think it's a good idea to install that. The only other legitimate way is through an MSDN subscription which most people will not have access to.
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Not worth the trouble for 8.1 it sucks.
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I love it. I have it on my surface. Anyways I just reset my network settings and it downloaded.
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