Okay, it all started innocently and stupidly enough. I wanted to experiment with Linux for a month, and to do so, I decided to wipe my drives totally and install it without any copy of Windows to fall back to. I've got all my drivers and programs backed up, so a reinstall wouldn't take me more than a couple of hours if I got too annoyed with Ubuntu. Installing Windows is old hat to me by now. ...or so I thought. The thumbdrive I had the Windows 8 install on decided to up and die on me. Oh well, I can always hit up the internet and get a raw copy. All I need is my activation key, and I'm good to go. But nope. Microsoft is dumb. Instead of providing direct links to the appropriate copy of Windows, they make you run through the upgrade assistant. It's pretty cool in the sense that it can automatically write the ISO to a thumb drive for you, but it has one fatal flaw. If you're on a 32-bit OS, it'll ALWAYS download the 32-bit ISO. I didn't figure out this nugget of fun info until I borrowed a laptop to download it on (since I obviously can't do it from Linux), slapped what I got from there on a thumb drive, installed it, then saw I only had 2GB ram available to me on a 32 bit install. ...and I can't run the upgrade assistant again because I'm on a 32-bit OS right now. I'm caught in a loop. MS online tech support wasn't any help. They just gave me a link to the upgrade assistant, said "I DUNNO HEHEH OLOL" when I asked them for a 64-bit ISO, gave me a phone number, then slapped my ass and said good night to me. Not that I didn't appreciate the slap on the ass, but...you know...it doesn't help me solve my problem. So my question is, do any of you here know where I can find a link to an official, as it is straight from MS iso of Win8 Pro x64 that I can download without any hassle? I could always hop on Pirate Bay and download a copy there, but... A. I shouldn't have to do that. and... B. I don't know if the ISO I get has been tampered with. I don't want to get any extra bugs. If not, I can call tech support tomorrow, or in a worst case scenario, go play OS install hop scotch by installing Win7, getting the upgrade, deleting it, reinstalling 8, and BLLLAAAHHH. I don't want to do all that. I'd rather get a link and be done with it.