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

    Jul 5, 2013
    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.

    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


    Oct 18, 2008
    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

    Jul 5, 2013
    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.

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