How do you install Windows 8 with only a product key?
I'm building a new pc and I have been working out everything for a couple months now. Just today I realized that I had a flaw in my plans. I had planned to get a key from this site that gives large discounts (That are legit) but I forgot that I'd have no operating system to type the code in at all. So I'm just wondering is there anyway possible to still be able to download Windows 8 without having any disc to load it from? Thanks in advance!
YES... Where ever you got the volume discount key should have an authorized download site.
Look here for some:
IF you bought an OEM card from somewhere, the package has the URL in it and the instructions.
Also, if you can just get a copy of the same (OEM) DVD from somewhere, that will work too. ... or an ISO to burn to DVD...
Use this, enter your product key, then you can download the official windows iso and burn it on a dvd
oczdude8 said:yea you don't need to use it on that specific computer. Just log on to any computer, enter your win 8 key, and select either burn to dvd or usb device.
then use that usb/dvd on the system you want to install.
I get it now. Thanks to everyone who replied! This thread is now solved.