Windows 8.1 pro student need iso

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  1. george019 macrumors newbie

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    Hello this is my first post on this site but owned macs for a long time!

    Anyway I just downloaded a copy of windows 8.1 pro student for my late 2013 macbook pro 15" but it only came with a download version and no disc. When I downloaded all I got was a the windowssetupbox.exe which means that I can't download the iso needed for the boot camp installer. Said workarounds are to download with a windows pc but i don't own a windows pc anywhere in the vicinity so stuck as to what to do.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You need a PC, no ways around it. When you buy the digital version of Windows, its comes through as a exe that you need to run, so you can hen download the ISO
     
  3. george019 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply, so does it matter which pc I use or can I just piggyback any pc to make the download? The windows store also has the option to buy a backup media disc of it, would that do the job?
     
  4. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    If you want a 64 bit iso you must run the setup.exe on a 64 bit Windows machine.
     
  5. freeuser macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't trust that download

    since there is no official Microsoft download yet!

    If you purchase a DVD you will have the additional advantage of having install modes in Bios mode or EFI!
     
  6. george019 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    how did you install it? i used it and required a key to install and then i needed my retail key to activate.
     
  8. george019 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would logging in with the microsoft outlook account which contained my activation keys do it automatically?
     
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  10. george019 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the support, is there anything I should be doing to ensure that it is all running properly? I ran a full antivirus scan and tweaked a few settings so far.
     
  11. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Couldn't now load the iso from this install, wipe the original install with a reinstall from the iso?
     

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