Download Windows 8 as an ISO image file

Why is there no facility to download Windows 8 Pro as a ISO image?

Dont tell me there is because I've just wasted a hour trying to download Windows 8 an an ISO image.  The option in the Windows 8 Pro install IS NOT THERE, the only options I have are down and install or download later, neither of which I want.
 

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Last updated January 12, 2019 Views 3,436 Applies to:

If you are running Windows XP, you won't be able to create .ISO image, you need to do it from a computer running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

See:

http://techingiteasy.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/part-1-how-to-upgrade-using-the-windows-8-upgrade-assistant/

then:

http://techingiteasy.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/part-2-how-to-upgrade-using-the-windows-8-upgrade-assistant/

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I'm not running a Windows machine at all.  I require a Windows 8 ISO to instal in a VM on a Mac using Parallels

The option to 'Instal by creating media' is not availabe via the Windows 8 set-up.  The ONLY options it shows me are instal or instal later, neither of which are any good to me as this was done on another Windows machine not wanting the upgrade

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Doubt you even read past the guy's first few words. (!)

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Got the same issue...Did you get a resolution.

(I'm shying away from third party sites lest I download an infected image.

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