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With Windows 7 my PC had a product key on the back. I was able to go to DigitalRiver and download the ISO. My PC did not have a product key listed but I was able to use BelArc to get it. I tried downloading the Win8 Enterprise off the MSDN clone site however I could not activate it. I'm having trouble finding the ISOs, or a Windows 8 home edition for that matter.

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closed as not a real question by Dave M, Breakthrough, Karan, Brad Patton, Scott Apr 16 '13 at 0:18

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What are you exactly trying to do and what's your question? – gronostaj Apr 15 '13 at 19:56
The reason Windows 8 Enterprise didn't activate is because you don't have a Windows 8 Enterprise license. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional are both on MSDN and Dreamspark. You have to install the right version of Windows 8, since only you have that information, only you can solve that problem. – Ramhound Apr 15 '13 at 19:58
My question is where are the ISOs for Windows 8 standard edition? MyDigitalRiver used to have all the official legal ISOs from Microsoft. – randomJSDFLJDSF Apr 15 '13 at 20:04
You shouldn't use double spaces after sentences, BTW. Edited to fix. – Nathan2055 Apr 15 '13 at 20:18
Windows 8 OEM != Windows 8 Enterprise. You're probably looking for a standard Windows 8 installation disc. I'm pretty sure the only difference between standard Windows 8 and standard Windows 8 OEM are the licensing terms. – Steven Liekens Apr 15 '13 at 20:28

get a MSDN/Technet ISO (en_windows_8_x64_dvd.iso) and simply install Windows 8.

This ISO will use the embedded OEM key from the MSDM table of your UEFI.

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