Windows 8 Pro - Download and install

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i have a windows 8 pro key thanks to my university. i have tried downloading windows 8 setup from the webpage and all pirate bay cds so i could install it. but when i install from pirate bay it says that the key is from another windows and when i install from windows 8 setup it says: this product key cannot be used to install a retail version of windows 8. any reason why it does not let me install? the other solution is wait till january so i can install windows directly from the university.

 

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Last updated December 2, 2019 Views 1,391 Applies to:

I would not even try to download copies from Piratebay since they could easily injected with malicious code such as viruses, malware, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers, Trojans and other baddies.

 

If you have a key for Windows 8 Pro download from the following link:

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

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Andre
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As i said, this message appears

http://imgur.com/a/aJzmz

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Contact your University for assistance for instructions about how to download it.

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Also make sure you are downloading the right edition, some Universities provide Windows 8 Enterprise under volume licensing.

 

Notice the error message said:

This product key cannot be used to install a retail version of Windows 8

 

 

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twitter/adacosta
groovypost.com

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