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I'm getting a new PC this month and the OS will be Windows 8(.1?) Pro Student.I'll be using the 64-bit version.So I was wondering how much GB of download that will be.I'm using a prepaid connection so I may have to recharge my balance if I exceed the download limits.Any ideas?
    
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Where's the link? I can begin the download and then tell you what it will be.

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Well, ok, I guess I can give you a rough estimate. The 64-bit 90-Day Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation is 3.53 GB. So, I will assume that 3.53 GB is either exactly what you'll be downloading for 8.1 Pro Student, or extremely close.

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The MS store India says a min. HDD capacity of 20GB.That sounds absurd,what is this Borderlands?Hopefully what you said-3.35 is the actual one.Seems much more probable.Thanks!
    
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The MS store India says a min. HDD capacity of 20GB.That sounds absurd,what is this Borderlands?Hopefully what you said-3.35 is the actual one.Seems much more probable.Thanks!

 

That's after installation. What you'll be downloading is an .ISO file. You'll need to "extract" or "burn" the .ISO either to a bootable USB flash drive or to a DVD-R.

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Well, ok, I guess I can give you a rough estimate. The 64-bit 90-Day Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation is 3.53 GB. So, I will assume that 3.53 GB is either exactly what you'll be downloading for 8.1 Pro Student, or extremely close.

This is about right. My copy of Windows 8.1 Pro from Dreamspark comes out to 3.63GB
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Isn't the student version the same as 8.1 Pro with only a different price structuring for school licensing? should be about the same size. The 20 gigs "recommended" is after the install. The initial windows program is not very large. You will however need some download capacity left for your updates and that can be heavy unless you are sure it is windows 8.1. If it is 8.0 and you want to update it to 8.1 it will download the whole program again with the update included.
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The latest 64-bit ISOs available for MSDN subs are almost 4GB in size, making it impossible to install from a 4GB USB drive.

Visit this (<- click) page and scroll down to "Windows 8.1 with Update (multiple editions) (x64) - DVD (English)":

It's a worst case scenario though, yours may be little less in size.
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The latest 64-bit ISOs available for MSDN subs are almost 4GB in size, making it impossible to install from a 4GB USB drive.

Visit this (<- click) page and scroll down to "Windows 8.1 with Update (multiple editions) (x64) - DVD (English)":

It's a worst case scenario though, yours may be little less in size.

 

I extracted that 3.53 GB ISO for the 90-Day 64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation to a 4 GB flash drive and it works just fine. It installed Windows 8.1 to my drive smoothly and quickly with no problems.

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