Where to download Windows 8 iso for system builders?

Is there a way to get the full w8 iso for the OEM copy? Or is the DVD the only way to install?
Is there a way to get the full w8 iso for the OEM copy? Or is the DVD the only way to install?

You can only buy a boxed copy of it, it's not available for download.


Newegg has OEM System Builder copies for sale that do not require a previous version of Windows. You can see the prices on their site below.

Windows 8 from Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Operating-System.s/SubCategory/ID-368

You can choose between 32 and 64 bit, and either the Pro or regular version of Windows 8.


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I have the boxed copy of WIndows 8 Pro.
I am now looking to get that on my MacBook Pro Retina via Parallels.

I have a plugged in DVD player but Parallels will not use the setup.exe found on the DVD so I need to convert the installation on the DVD to an iso image and then have Parallels use that.

I am having an issue getting the DVD installation converted to an iso.

I have tried 'A bootable USB' but it hangs.

What is the best way to get the DVD installation converted to an iso?



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Using the Disk Utility on a MacBook Pro, you can create an image from the Windows 8 Pro System Builder DVD.  I purchased my DVD from Newegg.com.

The Disk Utility created a .dmg from the files on the DVD.
I then renamed the .dmg to .iso.

That is what the Parallels knowledge base article said to do.

This might be helpful for Windows developers who recently purchased a Macbook Pro as their primary PC.

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As a Microsoft Partner, you can download it from Microsoft but it is reserved to partners.

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As a Microsoft Partner, you can download it from Microsoft but it is reserved to partners.

Brand new to the Partner Network.

Still figuring out where to find what resources.  Have a great idea of what resources I need, but finding them on the black hole that is microsoft.com / technet is a pain in the rear.  I am starting a computer repair business, and will only use customer licenses.  I eventually will buy license packs for resale, but as I said, I'm just starting.

Do you have a link which summarizes OEM iso downloads?  I don't mind paying for them, but I need them relatively on demand and ordering and waiting for DVDs to ship is a problem for me now.

I'll try calling sales.  Ugh.

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