Downloading Windows 8

As I’ve bought a couple of new Windows 7 computers in the last few months, I decided to take advantage of the $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8. Here’s the process.

You first go to the Windows Upgrade page
http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US

After you follow the prompts, you will get an email with an promo code. You use this code to bring down the price from $39.99 to $14.99

Also make sure you run the Upgrade Assistant to check what problems you will have.

At this point I read Paul Thurotts article on his clean install and followed his advice. Please take the time to read his excellent article. What’s great about this is that you download Windows 8 once and then just need to buy new Codes from Microsoft for each new installation.

I chose the Clean Install Option, and I downloaded Windows 8 over my laptops wireless. It took 30 minutes to download and get the files ready.


At this point, I chose the Install by Creating Media option and then the  chose the ISO file option so I could later burn a DVD to boot from.

For me, this option seems the best as I could then do a clean install in any of my computers.

Note – since I bought two upgrades, I created both a USB flash drive and an ISO file. Unfortunately you can’t do both at the same time.

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