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Old 27-02-14   #1
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Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required


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A friend of mine just got an extra code of Win 8.1 Pro Student and is willing to give it to me. However, I've read on few websites that in the event of a format or repair needed to the Windows, one needs to download the entire OS again from the Microsoft website. Is there any workaround this and if yes, how?

Also, can anyone shed light on what is the size of the OS and can I install it on my system that's running a pirated copy of Windows 7 Ultimate?

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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required

Install windows n use a third party software to backup. Like lenovo has one key recovery. They backup in cd drive mostly.

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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required

Only one legit or activated version is possible, but you can install the OS from a single file using a dvd or usb

You wouldn't have to download it again if you have a dvd.. but do remember to get the correct version..

Do not download from Microsoft or you will not be able to save the file !!
The file for 64 bit is around 3.1 GB and for 32 bit is 2.54 GB
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required

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Install windows n use a third party software to backup. Like lenovo has one key recovery. They backup in cd drive mostly.

Thanks for the response. Backup is not really essential as I store all my important data cloud servers.


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Only one legit or activated version is possible, but you can install the OS from a single file using a dvd or usb

You wouldn't have to download it again if you have a dvd.. but do remember to get the correct version..

Do not download from Microsoft or you will not be able to save the file !!
The file for 64 bit is around 3.1 GB and for 32 bit is 2.54 GB
How do I know which is the right version? Microsoft does not ship disc installation media to India. The OS is available only for download via website. I read that for Windows 8 we can install the OS via an ISO downloaded through torrents but I'm not sure on if that works here.
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required

What you get a license for that is the legal and right version.. !!
Yes there are some torrents which give untouched original copy of the iso which you can burn to a dvd and use to install the OS.. !~
But do check the hashes for it..
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How do I know which is the right version? Microsoft does not ship disc installation media to India. The OS is available only for download via website. I read that for Windows 8 we can install the OS via an ISO downloaded through torrents but I'm not sure on if that works here.
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required

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What you get a license for that is the legal and right version.. !!
Yes there are some torrents which give untouched original copy of the iso which you can burn to a dvd and use to install the OS.. !~
But do check the hashes for it..
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Re: Windows 8.1 Pro Student - Help Required

Originally Posted by ManISinJpr View Post
Only one legit or activated version is possible, but you can install the OS from a single file using a dvd or usb

Do not download from Microsoft or you will not be able to save the file !!
The file for 64 bit is around 3.1 GB and for 32 bit is 2.54 GB
Actually this is not true..

A) Using the student verification one can purchase upto 5 copies of windows in one year.
B) One can save the file downloaded from MS using windows set up tool, you just have to select the option of create installation media instead of install. That way u will get the option to save the set-up files on a usb or as an iso file.
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