What DVD to use to install Windows 8 using BootCamp Assistant?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Vicero, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Vicero macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2013

    I'm a little confused as to what CD/DVD I'm supposed to use to install Windows 8 on my MBA using Boot Camp Assistant.

    From my understanding, an OEM DVD is required, not the "Microsoft Windows 8 Pro - Upgrade" CD. When I buy the OEM, it will come with a 'product key.' Could someone confirm this is correct?

  2. iThinksimple macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2012
    yes, if you buy Windows 8 with BOX, the product license key will be included at the Box, but if you buy Windows 8 ISO file (download version) from Microsoft store, the product key will be emailed to your email or appear in your Microsoft Store account,

    you can use any DVD to installing Windows 8 into your MBP, simply burn ISO files to DVD,

    the Windows 8 ISO file size will be not enough in CD.

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