Windows 8 .iso file back up

I downloaded Windows 8 pro, but forgot to create a USB back up. Is there a way to get a .iso file of windows 8 afterwards?

 

I downloaded Windows 8 pro, but forgot to create a USB back up. Is there a way to get a .iso file of windows 8 afterwards?

 


use windows 8 upgrade assistant and create an *.iso backup.

(works only if you did not overwrite your previous windows OS)

 

or use windows 7 usb dvd installer tool and createa a bootable windows 8 dvd disc.

windows 8 digital download copy is usually stored in this hidden folder directory: C:\ESD\Windows

you must unhide all folders (including system folder).

download here: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

(it can be used to create bootable windows 7/8 installer depending on source files/folders.)

 

or use the email account you used to purchase windows 8 digital download copy.

email heading looks like this: Thanks for ordering Windows 8 (order #xxxxxxx)

or download windows 8 setup again from: http://web.esd.microsoft.com/W8DL/WSEC5B1D8A9DFDFD92DFB736C5B1D8956B5B1D8/Windows8-Setup.exe

or go here: https://www.mswos.com/ and input the language preferred, your billing address, your order number when you bought your digital copy, etc.

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Hi,

 

1) I did overwrite my previous windows OS.

2) I looked for the C:\ESD\Windows folder but I can't find it even after displaying all the hidden files.

3) I used windows setup and entered my product key and got the following message:

"The product key you entered is an upgrade key and can't be used to upgrade Windows 8."

Is there a way that Microsoft can supply me with another copy of the .iso file?

 

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looks like you need to download it again.

 

from my previous post:

or use the email account you used to purchase windows 8 digital download copy.

email heading looks like this: Thanks for ordering Windows 8 (order #xxxxxxx)

https://www.mswos.com/ and input the language preferred, your billing address, your order number when you bought your digital copy, etc.

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