How to upgrade to windows 8 with iso file?

Hello,

I downloaded windows 8 iso file from school (Microsoft DreamSpark) and I burned it into a DVD to install. However, I found I can also upgrade to windows 8 without clean installation. I ran upgrade assistance program, but it seems like I need to buy upgrade windows 8 image or its DVD again.
I want to upgrade my operating system to keep my files or applications, not clean installation.

How to upgrade my operating system (windows 7) to Windows 8 with iso image file (DVD)? How?
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You need to prepare the .ISO file by burning it to a blank DVD or create a bootable USB thumb drive.

 

You don't need to download/buy in order to upgrade Windows 7.

 

You can download it from there and use your product key to upgrade:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

 

See the following;

 

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/ 

Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 694 Applies to: