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I'm on OSX and I've bought Windows 8. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox. I can't seem to find an ISO to download. Do you know where I could find it? (Or is there some other way to set up a vm?)

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"bought Windows 8" in what form? – Rakib Ansary Oct 30 '12 at 16:38
As an upgrade. Perhaps I should make a Windows 7 VM first, then upgrade from that haha. – Nick Heiner Oct 30 '12 at 16:48
Why is this question downvoted, while… got answered? They're fundamentally the same, apart from a version difference. – Ben Voigt Aug 30 '13 at 15:47

That depends where you bought it from and which version...

  1. There is the upgrade version (39.99 for a limited time) that require a previous install and are download only before you can create the restore disc.

    In this case: You would have to install a different version of windows (XP SP3 or newer, activated with a Valid license) in VBox first, then inside that, download the upgrade pack from the MS Store (Again, assuming you bought it there).

  2. The other notable version is 69.99 and is physical (meaning you wait to get the disc).

    In this case, you could rip an ISO or install it from physical - if you would like that info, let me know.

    Here is MS's site for it with that info: Microsoft Store Online


    If you bought it elsewhere, please provide us a link and I will take a look and update my answer for you.

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  • Download the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor/Setup to an existing Windows machine.
  • Run it.
  • It will download the image and then give you an option to make install media from it.
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Does it require purchase first? – Moab Nov 3 '12 at 17:56
Yup. At least once anyway. ;) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 3 '12 at 17:59

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