If looks like you downloaded the exe file when you should have downloaded the iso image, then burn the image to a cd/dvd. Would it be possible for you to go back and download the iso image file?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to Eric Ross)
I don't think so.. when I purchased Windows 8, they gave me 3 options:
- download + back-up
- physical version via delivery
I still have the page that I used to purchase the software open. When I click 'back', I am unable to do anything other than rebuy the product.
Is there anything I can do?
Sorry. Clicked solve by accident.
The issue is that when I just bought the 'download' option, only the .exe file was received.
Then get an external optical drive or go back to a Windows product site and download site and select the iso for download.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 19, 2013 3:57 AM (in response to urbanfeeder)
Do you have a valid previous version of Windows installed
in a virtual machine? The version of Windows 8 for download
from Microsoft and available in boxed version from retailers
is an upgrade only.
In order to do a new install without having a previous version
you need to purchase an OEM version of Windows 8 and decide
whether you want a 32 or 64 bit. Newegg is one source to get these.
Microsoft does not sell these versions directly. Also note that with
the OEM licenses that there is no support availble from Microsoft.
There has been a lot of debate on the internet over Microsofts desicion
on this type of distribution and seems silly that they are only selling
updates and not full installers.