windows 8 on mbp retina via bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by westhenge, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. westhenge macrumors newbie

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    Hi - need some help
    I have switched from PC to MAc
    I want to install windows 8 via bootcamp basically to run myob. thought $150 for windows 8 was better than $950 for myob mac!
    I have bought a copy of windows 8 from microsoft and have a legal product key but didn't get disks.
    I understand i need a windows 8 iso to complete the process.
    The microsoft download link just gives me a windows installer exe file.
    I tried downloading an iso off the net but bootcamp didnt recognise it when I tried to install with it.

    Questions.
    1. Where can I get a windows 8 iso that works?
    2. Is there another way to install windows 8?
    3. Can I use windows 8 preview and then use my licence?

    (I have looked at lots of threads and websites without getting quite the information that I need.)
     
  2. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Borrow a friends pc and use the exe, one of the options when you run it is to download and create an iso.
     
  3. westhenge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After further research on this option I decided you are right. I gave my old PC to my daughter so I am borrowing it back and will create an iso from the windows installer exe file.
    thanks!
     

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